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Patriotic Clothes Line

Day 5 of May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!

Patriotic Clothes Line

Are you as excited as I am about this blog exchange week with Creative Imaginations and May Arts?  These two companies make a great pair, if I do say so myself.



Growing up in a patriotic family, going to parades etc., and being a military wife, I have to admit I love all shades of Red, white and blue.

I was more than excited when I received my box of Creative Imaginations goodies only to find that the papers and stickers were patriotic.  Yippee!!

I hope this project inspires you to get in the mood for Red, white and blue, Creative Imaginations (which I know you all have, wink wink) and of course the LOVELY MAY ARTS!!



 Check out this ensemble of Creative Imaginations paper and stickers!  Oolala!!



 I've had these larger clothes pins, that I think are so cute and decided to make a miniature patriotic clothes line.

I first made some adorable clothes by finding some free printable pictures on line.  I wanted them to look realistic.  Some of them I colored with water color pencils, the striped dress was a patterned piece of C.I.'s paper, and later will embellish them with some darling May Arts ribbon.



 I cut some of C.I.'s other patterned papers to fit my clothes pins and glued them on both the outside and the inside of the



I then took some fluid chalk, (love this stuff) and went around the edges of the clothes pin and paper to give it a nice finished touch.  I also went over the bare wood which gave it a stained look.

 I used some mini-eyelet screws and then tied some May Arts 36328 red twisted burlap for the clothes line.



I happen to have some mini, and I mean mini, clothes pins in red, and blue to hang the clothes with.



 I used SM14 string burlap and stitched it with a needle on the top above.



 I used some word phrase stickers and added them to the C.I. stickers I received.



The other ribbons I used were:

AKB03 7/8" 

KB03 3/8"

RG33 3/16"

AF03 3/8"

NX01 3/8"


Thanks for joining us today!!


Blog Post By: Andrea Miller


Hop on over to the Creative Imaginations Blog for more crafty goodness!

  1. Carol B

    Oh, so cute! Love the Patriotic theme!

    Carol B

  2. Kas

    oh my…those are sooooo cute!

  3. Andrea

    Thanks for the compliments ladies!!!

    if you would like the same clothes I used here is a copy of the link or go to your google search engine and type in free printable pants template. It should pull up as the second choice (

  4. Chris Dring

    How adorable! I love that it’s so vintage-looking! Well done!

  5. Becky Dunham

    Oh Andrea – this is so cute! i think this is my favorite patriotic display i have ever seen – seriously! Those clothes are so adorable. I have got to try this! thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂

  6. B. Poteraj

    I’m patriotic too, so this is right up my alley!!!

  7. Sharon Gullikson

    I need to check out the clothing–I need some!

  8. Natasha G.P.

    That’s one of the cutest crafts I’ve ever seen!

  9. DeniseB

    Looks like fun to put this together!

  10. renee griff

    wow that is amazing, i have those big wooden clothespins and i cant wait to use them!

  11. {vicki}




  12. Melinda Wilson

    This is a very cute! Great for the upcoming holiday!

  13. sue w.

    Like all those clothes pins and the all the doll clothes.
    stamping sue

  14. jengd

    SO cute! Beautiful use of vintage style!

  15. Latrice Murphy

    This is totally adorable! I love all the details.


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