4 Easy and Useful Clothespin Ideas

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With a quick trip to the dollar store – grab some clothes pins and a few extra supplies and you can make these 4 useful clothespin ideas for your home.

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Magnetic Clip – 

Supplies Needed:

Craft Magnetic Tape

Craft Tape


Place your magnetic tape on one side of the clothespin.

Cut your craft tape and place on the clothespin.

Use the magnetic clothes pin to hang artwork, reminder notes, etc.

Chip Clip – 

Chip Clip supplies needed:


Acrylic Paint

Glitter or glitter glue

Paint the clothespin, add the glitter, and let dry. When finished use as a chip clip. My kids had a blast making these for family members.

Card Hanger – 

Card Hanger supplies needed:


Foam stickers or stickers of your choice


Decorate your clothes pins with the stickers, paint, etc.

Hang your ribbon on the wall vertical or horizontal.

Clip notes, cards, etc to the ribbon using your decorated clothespins.

My daughter has this hanging in her room and loves it.

Place Card Holder – 

Place Card Holder supplies needed:

Clothes pins

Diamond ribbon


Paper & pen

Cut the diamond ribbon to the size of your clothespin.

Glue the diamond ribbon on one or both sides – your choice.

Write names on slips of paper/card stock, and use the clothes pins as place card holders on a table.

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  1. Barbara Warner says:

    Love your clothespin ideas – especially the magnets for the fridge (or other places) and the place setting cards. So cute – especially with the glitter tape or diamond ribbon! I’ll be doing these! (They’d be cute with a small spring flower in the clip for place cards, too – or a little foam rabbit!

    1. Thank you so much Barbara, I’m thrilled you like some of the ideas and that you want to give some of them a try. Love the spring twist on them ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Weโ€™ve used clothes pins for years all around our house. Especially outside on the clothes line… they are great to hold your coupons also. When our son moved out and I was โ€œtransformingโ€ his room I must have found 30 clothes pins. He would take a bag of pretzels etc. up stairs and never return the clothes pins we used as bag clips.

    1. Thanks Kathy and I love that story about your son, thanks for sharing. My teen son wants an overhaul on his room and I just know I’m about to find a ton of clothespins in his room for the exact same reason ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Naomie Moore says:

    Super cute! And easy! I have a bunch of them laying around too. Your daughters room is darling! Thanks for quick crafts. ??

    1. Thank you so much Naomie and you are so sweet about my daughter’s room ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad I’m not the only one with a bunch of clothespins laying around. Sending hugs to you my friend.

  4. Naomie Moore says:

    Hi Kathy! I grew up with a clothes line before we had a dryer. I want one again as I love sheets that have be dried in the sun. My yard is small compared to many and trying to find a good spot for one. ?

  5. These are some great ideas! I also use clothespins to keep my outfits from falling off the hangers! Also, thank you for linking up at OMHGWW! Best thing about co-hosting is finding so many great sites! Can’t wait to see what else you link up!

    1. Thank you so much Kaycee, and thanks for sharing! You are so very sweet and I look for to linking up with you again ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Yep we have done them all and work great. Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Thank you Candy and I’m so glad they have worked for you too.

  7. I love the uses for clothespins. I always keep a few in my suitcase. When I travel to hotels that don’t have curtains that meet in the middle, I pull out my clothespins to get a tighter fit, eliminating the light that was coming through. They’re so useful! I need to buy a new supply since they always disappear as my chip clips. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Lisa and thanks so much for sharing your tip with all of us.

  8. Chas, love these ideas! I use wooden clothespins to close bags every day, but they’re not decorated! I especially like the place card holder. #BloggersPitStop

    1. Thank you Jean and I love that you are using clothespins in your home too. Thanks for stopping by

  9. Hi Chas, I really enjoy watching the projects you make. They are simple enough for me to try. I don’t have a lot of time because I work but when I do I always think of your projects. I go by Lynn. I live near Greenville, North Carolina.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend.penn

    1. You are just so sweet Lynn, thank you so much and thanks for sharing. If you do get a project done – please send me pictures as I’d love to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Oh, I love the magnet idea! I have a ton of clothespins at my house that I have no use for. Thanks for the ideas, and for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!

    1. Thank you Amy and I’m glad you found one that might be useful to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Marilyn Lesniak says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you very much Marilyn you are so sweet ๐Ÿ™‚

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