With the (mostly) summery weather in England at this time of year, it is nice to hang the laundry in the garden to dry. The humble clothes peg comes in to its own in the summer, a very simple tool that does the job perfectly! I decided to make some old wooden pegs look a little more interesting with this VERY easy and quick DIY project.
Woven cotton fabric- a non-stretchy fabric is easier to use than a stretchy one
Wooden clothes pegs- they are easier to glue fabric to than plastic pegs
A ruler- if you arent using helpfully geometric-patterned fabric!
Glue- I used Bostik All Purpose Glue, which dries quickly
Measure the top and bottom surfaces of the clothes pegs, and cut out two fabric rectangles for each peg.
I apologise for no lovely pictures of the clothes pegs at work, securing washing on the line in a summer breeze, with pretty garden flowers and buzzing bees… I made the pegs yesterday evening, and today it is raining for the first time in several weeks. I think I tempted fate…
This is a great ‘make do and mend’ or upcycling project, as you can smarten up tired-looking old wooden pegs using scraps of fabric left over from other projects.