DIY: coffee stained clothespins
There's something old fashioned and fun about clothespins.
Like a farm with vintage sheets on the line billowing in the wind.
Huge dork. I know.
But when I buy them at the store, they're kind of boring. Not vintage sheets on the line pretty.
I thought since they're wood, I could stain them. So I gave it a shot using coffee as a stain.
If it was a bad idea, eh, they're only clothespins.
But it did work.
(New ones on the left, stained ones on the right.)
Here's what I did...
Brewed a pot of coffee that was probably 3-4 times stronger than it would need to be if it were for drinking. (Don't get mad at me if you're a coffee drinker and I wasted coffee...I'm not. :) )
I poured it in a mason jar (another farmy-cute item I can't get enough of!) over my clothespins.
I left them overnight to soak.
And put them on a drying rack in the sun the next morning.
There you have it. Perfect for the farm I don't have and the laundry I wouldn't dry anywhere but in my dryer in my laundry room. Ha. ;)