I typically have a bunch of leftover clothes pins floating around. Mostly cast-offs from my Etsy shop. You know, the ones that don't come out quite right? Instead of tossing them, I usually paint over my oopsies and re-use them elsewhere - like for these red, white and blue pins:
I used some acrylic paint and painted each one in the appropriate colors. I didn't have the dark blue I needed so I just improvised. I used some sand paper to shabby up the edges.
I was thinking of drawing some stars on them but I'm far from an artist. Stars seems easy enough but the few practice ones I did came out really bad. Bleah!
So this is how they will stay for now. I'm sure I'll find some great July 4th decorations to hang with them!