Sunday, 16 October 2011

Altered Pegs

Today over at The Stamp Attic I am sharing a little project I made using wooden pegs.  I’m really pleased how they turned out.  I’m going to have to make some more of these.  So much more fun using pegs like this than using them for washing!

To see all of the details just pop on over to The Stamp Attic blog.
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The papers looked a little bit too bright too so just by adding a bit of Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink everything looked a little bit shabbier.

Thanks to my teamies over at Paper Issues I’m trying to expand my horizons by doing things other than cards.  Their work is just absolutely outstanding, you can’t help but be inspired by them.

I’m entering this tag/peg into Top Tip Tuesdays where the challenge is to use patterned papers and create your own handmade flower.  I know there are a lot of these little handmade flowers flying around on blogs but I just wanted to show you how I use my curved tweezers.  I really find they help me get a better shape.

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  1. For my little flower I just cut out a circle (well let’s just say a circle even though as you can see it’s a very raggedy one!!) I wanted the flower to be a bit shabby so I wasn’t bothered about it being perfect
  2. Starting from the outside I cut a raggedy spiral shape until I got to the centre. 
  3. Using my curved tweezers I picked up the outer end of the spiral
  4. Working towards the centre of the flower I wound the spiral around the end of the tweezers
  5. Keeping the bottom part of the spiral level I continued towards the centre of the spiral (this makes it easier to stick once complete)
  6. Once wound I gently removed the flower from the tweezers and let it unravel slightly to create a flower
  7. You will see that the centre of the spiral becomes a base on which you can use some glue to hold it together
  8. Once glued I squashed the flower down a little to age it
Hope you like!  Have a go, they really are fun!


  1. OMG Ruby those pegs are brilliant wow, you have done an Ace job with them, this is so creative and inspirational, the flower tutorial is great I have tried these a few times and failed so I will try again using my curved tweezers, thank you for sharing.
    Lorraine x

  2. I also use my tweezers to roll my flowers. SO much easier that way! I love this!! Fabulous project!!! =)

  3. Ruby These pegs are totally Gorgeous and really love your flowers and tip too! great job!

    Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our use Designer Papers with the Optional Extra to make your own Flowers,

    Did you forget you you could of added GD for a chance to win a GD spot?

    Let me know if you forgot and I can add it for you!

    I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

  4. Lovely creation!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!


  5. Wow these pegs are adorable - I think I NEED to make some ;) Your Top Tip with the flowers is awesome, I have seen lots of these flowers but the little pics you've added make it so much clearer - Thanks for linking :)

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.

    Carol x

  6. What a great tag! I am loving all the fun colors and those pins are just way FUN!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and for sharing your mini tutorial:0)


  7. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this, Ruby! Those pegs are so cute! Great papers and I LOVE your little tutorial for the flower! You amaze me!

  8. Sooooo very pretty. Love your project, the papers are gorgeous and love the designs.

  9. Love, love, LOVE your clothespins! Such a beautiful color palette, too! And you're so right... This is much more fun that using them for washing ;)!

  10. OH Goodie -- Saw this in the Book Camp Gallery and happy to know you'll be in the class too!

    See you tomorrow!!



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