I’ve never really considered making clothes pin crafts. But after seeing some really cute DIY crafts on Pinterest made of clothespins, I may just give it a go.

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.

Ordinary clothes pins have come a long way.

You can paint and decoupage them.
You can make a decorative holder for a candle, and embellish it to your heart’s content.
You can make a pretty trivet that would make a wonderful gift for some you care about.

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


You can pick a beautiful ornate frame and use it to clip special items.


You can create a clothespin banner.

Clothespins are cheap and a great product to get creative with. Have you ever made a clothes pin craft project?

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  1. 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

  2. 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 😉

  3. 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.

  4. 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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