These decorative clothespins are super easy to make, cheap, and can be useful in so many ways.
What you'll need:
A couple sheets of your favorite scrapbooking paper
Ruler (depending on how anal you are about having straight lines)
I bought the clothespins at my craft store, Crafts and Stuff. 30 clothespins for $1.99. I got a bulk scapbooking paper pad at Wal-mart for $10.98 and have used it for a ton of different projects. You can get this paper at any craft store.
How to make decorative clothespins:
1) Measure the side of the clothespins and cut strips of your scrapbooking paper to fit the sides.
2) Lightly brush a thin layer of Mod Podge on one side of the clothespin and attach the strip of paper.
3) Let dry and repeat on the other side
4) Once both sides are dry, brush the top of each side with another layer of Mod Podge to seal the paper in.
Be careful on this last step, not to get the Mod Podge glue on the hinge of the clothespin or you will glue the pin shut, thus not being able to use it as a clip.
So cute and easy, right?
You can also attach a magnet to the back.
And use it as a fancy refrigerator magnet clip.
Or string up some twine or ribbon to hang greeting cards or family photos.
I use them to hang wet bibs to dry.
They also can be great teacher gifts, or neighbor gifts, or girlfriend gifts.
I used them to hang my daughter's birthday banner. For complete party details, be sure to visit my Pancakes and Pajamas Post.
Also from the Pancakes and Pajamas Party is our Giving Tree and we use these decorative clothespins to hang our donations.