Clothes Pin Crafts

The first time I saw clothes pins, I'm sure it was when my grandmother was pinning clothes to the clothes line. I recall hearing the sheets flap in the breeze. But oh, those sheets smelled wonderful!

They've come a long way...



You can dye and decoupage them.


You can make a decorative holder for a candle, and embellish it to your heart's content.


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You can make a pretty trivet that would look wonderful in anyone's kitchen, no matter the style.

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You can make a wreath out of clothes pins, each one decoupaged with pretty paper.

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You can pick a beautiful ornate frame and turn it into a way to clip special items.

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You can create a banner to hang.

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You can craft a glittery butterfly.

This is a cheap product to get creative with. Have you ever made a clothes pin craft project?


14 comments

  1. I have not! I think I am still trying to avoid them after all those years of my mother making me hang and remove the laundry from the line! I think it would be much more fun to craft with them! ;)

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  2. These are cute ideas. No, but I use them in the kitchen instead of plastic to close packages. xoxo Su

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  3. Those are so cute! Great ideas... Love the trivet!

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  4. People used to make little clothespin dolls with the other type of clothes pin. You know, the ones with a rounded top and no hinge, all one piece.

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  5. Clever craft ideas ...young or old! Sheila

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  6. Hi Brenda! Oh, cute clothespin stuff! Yes, I remember as a little girl in Vacation Bible School we made a container for an African violet. We used an empty coffee can (a little short one) and glued the taken apart clothespins all around it and planted our flower in it. I thought it was wonderful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Those are all really cute ideas, Brenda. Do you remember the old peg clothespins-they don't open or snap shut? Years ago I used to make whole families of them all dressed in bits of finery. I had kind of forgotten about them. Love a couple of the ideas here! xo Diana

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  8. Cute ideas. I love the glittery butterfly clip. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. These are all such great ideas. I've seen the patriotic wreath before ( not this one but similar ) but the rest are new to me! :)

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  10. These are all such great ideas. I've seen the patriotic wreath before ( not this one but similar ) but the rest are new to me! :)

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  11. Cute ideas! I just bought a bunch of clothespins the other day. I love that banner ... and why did I never think to use them to keep snack bags closed?? :)

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  12. Lovely ideas Brenda, I want to get crafty pronto!

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