Fancy Clothespins

Paper Rose Clothespins 1

I recently made these for my friend Brittany’s birthday…I thought these would be fun for her office.  I also use clothespins as chip clips and to hold notes on the fridge.

What you need: Wood clothespins, assorted papers, paper flowers, small magnets or magnet tape, hot glue, a sponge brush and Mod Podge.

Clothespins Supplies

Step 1: Cut your paper strips to size.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to both sides of each clothespin. Stick a piece of paper onto the Mod Podge on each side of the clothespin and seal with another light coat of Mod Podge.

Fancy Clothespins

Fancy Clothespins 2

Step 3: Once the Mod Podge is dry, hot glue a paper flower on the front, and a magnet on the back of each clothespin.

Paper Rose Clothespins 2

Paper Rose Clothespins


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    Ooh, I love this project!! The flowers turn the covered clothespins from “cute” to “absolutely gorgeous”!! I like Barb’s suggestion about clipping the pins to recipes (how about clipping one to a set of handmade note cards?) and Erlene’s about using thumbtacks instead of magnets. My mom is in a nursing home, and she saves every card and photo that she receives… needless to say, she is running out of room on her bulletin board. But by pinning a few beautifully embellished clothespins to the board, she can clip several of her keepsakes together–and make room for more cards and photos! (And “dress up” her board at the same time!)

    Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. xoxo

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    These are absolutely beautiful! I have all of the things that are needed here already, and I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for sharing!

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    The clothes pins are so attractive and you could do them seasonally as well as age appropriate — mickey mouse head instead of flowers on the pins. Thanks for reminding us of the little things we can do to brighten lives by the gift of one of these clipped to a good receipe.

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    These are so cute and fun! I’ve never thought about the many uses of clothespins before but this looks so easy I might have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Love these fancy clothes pin! I love the paper you selected for the clip portion and the flower just makes it. Pinning!

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    I’m planning on making some of these for our bulletin board, but I want to add a thumbtack to the back. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Visting from The Makers Linkup.

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    These clothespins turned magnets are ADORABLE, dear one!
    Thanks for sharing with us how easy they are to make!

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      Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for your comment :) I found them at Michaels. They came in a pack of about 12, and they are located with a selection of fabric flower packs near the scrapbooking aisles. I would love to see your project!!

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    Oh I love the idea of adding a magnet and using these for the fridge! Thanks For linking up with life created Tuesdays! I always love seeing your latest creation :)


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