Clothes pins immersed in dye for twenty minutes or baking soda, vinegar and food coloring combined in warm water bat and soaked. Baking soda reacts with galvanized metal and dulls finish. Set out to dry. Cute, easy and cheap.
* X for packet of Kleenex - Stitching a few school supplies and stylish accessories is a cinch when you use wool felt because the edges won't fray. And since this project doesn't require a lot of fabric, it's perfect for using up scraps and stray buttons.