Making Paper-Covered Clothespins
Decorating plain clothespins with fancy paper is a fun way to make fridge magnets and other useful clips. This is a page about making paper-covered clothespins
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There's really nothing wrong with a plain clothespin. But, I thought I would "jazz" mine up, just because I could! This is a very quick, easy project. You can use them as fancy chip clips, as magnets on your fridge, with a magnet glued on the back, or whatever purpose you can imagine!
Total Time: 5 minutes, minus drying time.
Yield: as many as you would like!
- scrap paper
- scissors and a pencil
- glue or modge podge
- sealer, if using
- any embellishment you would like (buttons, beads, etc)
- Place clothespin on scrap paper.
- Trace around it with a pencil or pen.
- Cut out the shape, cutting on the inside of the pen marking.
- Apply glue or modge podge to the top of the clothespin.
- Place the paper on the clothespin. Press on the paper, smoothing out any air bubbles.
- Once dry, apply sealer to keep your clothespins from getting stained or dirty.
- Add embellishments, if you would like. You could also add a magnet to the back, to place the clothespin on your fridge to hold notes, pictures, etc.
April 10, 20150 found this helpful
So pretty! I use clothes pins here and there and never thought of making them pretty as well as useful. Thanks for the great idea :-)
April 15, 20150 found this helpful
I love these, good job!