I make cards – lots of cards. 😀 Sometimes it’s fun to display my favorites for a while on a little cork board I have in my craft room. But I don’t want to use a regular push pin and put a hole in my card. So I decided to make some pretty clips using wood, spring-type clothespins.
All you need to make these cute Clip Clothespin Pushpins are wood, spring-type clothespins, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, thumbtacks, and strong, clear glue. I used E6000 glue – it is my favorite glue to use when I need something very strong.
Simply cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit the clothespins. Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the clothespin and attach the strip of paper. After it has dried, brush another thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the paper, let dry. Using the E600 glue, adhere 2 thumbtacks to the back of the clothespin.
And now I can display my cards with pretty clips! So fun and easy to make!
Don’t need pushpins? Add magnets instead to hold notes on the fridge. Or just use them as clips to close chip bags or to organize papers.
I also used these clothespins (without the thumbtacks) to make a wreath for my laundry room in this post and for a cute votive holder in this post. I also painted clothespins to make this Patriotic Wreath in this post.
Easy, inexpensive, and so many uses beyond the laundry room! Use your imagination and I’m sure you’ll come up with more ideas using clothespins!
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