DIY Crafts Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

Published on August 14th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano

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5 Clothespin Crafts to Use Up Your Extra Clothespins

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.Once upon a time, a along time ago, I had a clothesline, but alas it is gone and all that remains is a bucket full of clothespins. So what’s a girl to do with all these wooden clothespins? Make some awesome clothespin crafts with them, of course!

There are many simple clothespin crafts you can do. Remember the reindeer made with clothepins from elementary school? Or how about the crazy bat clothespins?

Here are a five more clothespin crafts that can be updated for adults.

1. Gift Tags

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

The creature comforts blog has a of couple nice tutorials for making clothespins into pretty gift tag holders or even a fancy photo holder.

2. Recipe Card Holder

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

The Disheroons blog has some nifty recipe card holder DIY instructions. They are so easy, even a kid can do it but it can be updated with adult style.

3. Wishing Well

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

I love this little clothespin wishing well. My oldest son actually made me one when he was in elementary school (which seems like so long ago since he just graduated from high school this past June).

This wishing well could easily be used as a pretty centerpiece at a wedding or party. Simply fill the inside with candies or small flowers to dress it right up.

4. Photo Holder

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

Martha Stewart has a lot of cute clothespin crafts including this photo hanger.

5. Memo Rack

Clothespin crafts, because they're for more than just hanging up your clothes.

As well as this great memo rack Martha Stewart has many other clothespin crafts too.

What do you make with clothespins?

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Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including PlentyMag.com, EthicalWeddings.com, MyEcoChicWedding.com, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and Life123.com.



6 Responses to 5 Clothespin Crafts to Use Up Your Extra Clothespins

  1. Gerry says:

    Check out my sculptures made out of wood clothespins:

    GerryStecca.com

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  3. tango says:

    I like the memo rack! Somewhere I saw an idea where the clothespins were decoupaged with pretty paper. I think I’ll combine the two ideas. Hm. Maybe my girls can make one for Granny too.

  4. tango says:

    I like the memo rack! Somewhere I saw an idea where the clothespins were decoupaged with pretty paper. I think I’ll combine the two ideas. Hm. Maybe my girls can make one for Granny too.

  5. Sophie says:

    i have a project that has to do with propaganda and we have to use a tiny clothespin (just one) to make a creative product and we have to sell it with propaganda

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