Clothespins. With a paper design. While this is VERY unnecessary, it is so cute and fun to do. It is also the perfect craft if you have scrap pieces of paper your holding onto in hopes of finding a use for.
What you will need: [paper, Mod Podge (I use the matte finish), scissors, clothespins, and a foam brush]
Step 1: Trace the clothespins on the back side of the paper.
Step 2: Cut out the strips of paper and put them on the clothespins (without glue) to see if there is any excess paper. If there is, cut off the excess.
Step 3: Using the foam brush, apply Mod Podge to the back side of the paper (the side without the design), and attach it to the clothespin. Do this for every clothespin.
Step 4: Apply Mod Podge to the top of each papered clothespin as a clear coat to protect the paper.
That is it! It is a quick and easy craft that can be used in so many ways. You can attach magnets to the back for cute magnet clips, or you can even use them for their intended purpose and hang your clothes with them. I made a few, myself. Here is the finished product:
I enjoyed making these so much I think I will make some for magnets, and anything else I can find. However, the ones pictured above, I will be using for a clip art display for our girls’ artwork. This is a future project, as we are in the process of moving, and my husband has suspended all crafts until we are unpacked in our new home. This means it will likely be a few weeks until I can do a post on the clip art rail. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. If you have any ideas on other ways to use these jazzed up clothespins, please post them! And as always, if you create some, I would love for you to link to your pictures in the comments section!