This year for the Valentine exchange at work I made sweet little clothespin dolls with flower petal skirts and wool felt caps and jackets.
I started by drilling holes through the clothespins. First I marked them with a Sharpie, then I started the holes with an awl, and finished them with a cordless drill.
Next I gathered my supplies; scraps of wool felt and satiny lining fabrics, fimo clay and wire.
Using a 5" piece of wire, I threaded it through the hole in the clothespin and made loops on both ends.
I lined the dolls up on a cookie sheet and baked them according to the instructions on the clay's package, about 30 minutes.
Using the felt, I cut hats to match the petals and jackets to coordinate.
I glued the petals around the clothespin to make a skirt, and some lace around the neck to make a collar. Next I glued the jacket around the body and arms.
I think the look pretty cute when they were finished.