Repurposed Clothespins – A Funky Trend For DIY Projects

What else is there to do with clothespins except hang clothes? When you’re a DIYer you can always come up with at least one other way to use something as common as that. In this case, there are quite a few options regarding the repurposing of wooden clothespins. Use them to craft cute and useful accessories for your home or to make unique housewarming gifts for someone close to you.

Colorful clothespins trivetsView in gallery

You may have enjoyed playing with clothespins as a kid and arranging them into flower-like structures or building robots with them. You can remember those fun times when putting together a trivet out of wooden clothespins. You’ll need around 24 of them for one trivet. You can paint them if you want but before this you need to take them apart. You’ll then be arranging them to form a circle, gluing them together as shown on Dreamaliitlebigger.

Creative Trivets from ClothespinsView in gallery

You can also find out how to make clothespin trivets from Freshdesignpedia only here you’ll also find a bunch of other great ideas for repurposing these common household items. For example, you could make ornaments for your Christmas tree, lanterns, bowls and even a chandelier. As you’ll find out, clothespins are very versatile, especially the wooden ones.

French Hens Ornament from ClothespinsView in gallery

Since we mentioned you can use clothespins to make Christmas ornaments, let’s have a more detailed look at this idea. We found this cute design on Firefliesandmudpies. To make the ornaments featured here you need wooden beads and clothespins, ribbon, glue and scissors. Attach a small bead to the top of a larger bead and then repeat this two more times. Cut nine strips of ribbon and attach them to the back of your bead chickens, three for each. Then glue these to the side of a pin.

Scarf hanger from ClothespinView in gallery

For your scarf collection, you can make a clothespin holder. It’s a simple project which you’ll make the most of for a long time. If you like the design suggested on DIYs, you can create something similar using around 10 clothespins, a piece of balsa wood, some wood glue, latex paint and adhesive strips. Mount this on your entryway wall or attach it to the back of a wardrobe door.

Indoor Clothespin PlantersView in gallery

If you have an indoor herb or if you plan on adding one to your home, consider these beautiful planters as inspiration. They’re featured on Thecopperanchor and they’re easy to make. All you need is some tuna cans, clothes pins, a dark walnut stain marker and oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Color all the pins with the marker and then just clip them to the cans. Use them as planters.

Christmas Gift Tag from ClothespinView in gallery

You can also use clothespins individually as tags. For instance, you can turn them into gift tags. Personalize each one using a pencil and a sharpie. First sketch the design or message with a pencil and then outline it with the marker. You can also paint the clothespins if you want. {found on nur-noch}.

Clothespin gift tagsView in gallery

Clothespin gift tags are extremely easy to make and they look pretty beautiful, adding a cute element to your holiday gifts. You don’t have to think too much about the design. A simple “To” and “From” are enough so just write them with a permanent marker on the pins. {found on deliacreates}.

Markers from clothespinView in gallery

Another method you can use if you want to make clothespin markers is described on Mottesblog. The materials needed for the project include wooden clothespins, acrylic paint and blackboard paint. You’ll also need a paint brush and a chalk marker. You can either take apart the pins to paint them or just dot hat without disassembling them.

Clothespin Card HolderView in gallery

Another idea is to use oversized wooden clothespins as photo card holders. Decorate them with multicolored paint in pastel shades. On Dreamgreendiy you can see how the design would turn out. Of course, you can use another palette of colors or a different pattern. You should first paint the pins white to create a background for the other colors.

Hanging kids art with clothespinView in gallery

Instead of painting the clothespins, you could decorate in some other way. For example, you can use beads. Check out Aliciasivert for inspiration. To create something similar you’ll need yarn, wooden clothespins, large and small beads, scissors and a needle. Follow the instructions and enjoy your new photo gallery.

Halloween Snak TagsView in gallery

Depending on the occasion, you can decorate the clothespins in all sorts of interesting ways. For Halloween, for example, you can make a bunch of themed snack tags. All you need is paint and perhaps also a permanent marker. You can paint the pins with black and white stripes or give them spooky faces. Find more ideas on Popcornandchocolate.

Burlap ClothespinsView in gallery

We found these burlap clothespins on Ribbonsandglue and we think they look really chic and stylish. You could use them as tags or as decorations around your home. They’d also make great clips for open bags in the kitchen. The pins were first covered with burlap paper and then a paper flower and a button were glued on each one.

Decorated clothespinsView in gallery

You can have a lot of fun decorating wooden clothespins. It doesn’t really matter what you plan to use them for. In fact, you don’t even have to repurpose them. In any case, check out all these cute patterns featured on Colormestyled. They’re created with paint pens and they’re just a few examples or the many funky and interesting designs which you can come up with.

Colorful Art ClothespinsView in gallery

If you want, you can even turn a bunch of wooden clothespins into works of art. Get your collection of watercolor paints and get creative. You can paint abstract patterns using a mixture of colors. There’s no need for a template since you can simply come up with something unique right on the spot. This idea comes from Journeycreativity.

Gold Starburst MirrorView in gallery

The usual method used to craft starburst mirrors involves wooden skewers but wooden clothespins can also be an option. You can spray paint these gold and then glue them to the edge of a round mirror. It’s a simple project and you can find out all about it from the tutorial featured on Design-fixation.

Christmas Ornaments Clothespin StarsView in gallery

Clothespins can also be used to make festive ornaments and decorations such as these lovely stars which can be displayed in the Christmas tree. The stars are featured on Scissorsandspoons. They’re made using bamboo clothespins, a hot glue gun, gold ribbon, glass gems and scissors. Using this as inspiration you can come up with other interesting designs.

Christmas Tree from ClothespinView in gallery

You can even make a Christmas tree out of wooden clothespins. You’ll need quite a few of them so make sure you have plenty. One idea is to use clothes hangers. Attach clothespins to three hangers and then display them with a star on top. This design idea comes from Thebottomsupblog.

DIY american flag wreath from clothespinView in gallery

For the 4th of July you can make a festive wreath. You’ll need around 60 wooden clothespins as well as a wire wreath frame, red, white and blue spray paint and foam star stickers. Divide the clothespins into three equal piles and spray paint them using the three colors. Then attach the pins to the wreath, following the pattern on Thehappyflammily.

Christmas Cards for WallView in gallery

For your Christmas cards you can make a clothespin card holder. If you like the design suggested on thechillydog then you’ll need 18 clothespins, a wooden dowel, 19 wooden beads, a picture hanger, a hammer, fabric dye and adhesive. Soak the clothespins in the dye mixture and then let them dry. Follow the rest of the instructions to complete the project.

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Make a cute pin board out of a cork coaster and a bunch of wooden clothespins. You’ll also need yellow spray paint in order to make the board look like a sun. use a hot glue gun to attach the pins to the coaster. You can then hang your new decoration using some cord. {found on johannarundel}.

Colorblock clothespin clipsView in gallery

To give your clothespins a simple and chic look, you can use a color blocking technique. Pick two colors that look beautiful together and a paintbrush. To get straight lines and a clean look you should use tape. Put a small strip of paint on the pin and paint over it and continue to the end of the pin. Paint the other section with a different color. {found on lovelyindeed}.

Declutter Shutter OrganizedView in gallery

If you plan on using clothespins as clips for chips bags or other things you might as well customize them. An interesting idea is to glue scrabble tiles on each pin. This can make organization easier, helping you declutter your home with style. Before you glue the tiles on you can first paint the clothespins or cover them with patterned washi tape. {found on thegingerlifeblog}.

Glittered ClothespinsView in gallery

Obviously, you should feel free to customize your clothespins however you want. Let’s say you like things that sparkle and glitter. In that case you might enjoy the project featured on Classyclutter which shows you how to make glitter glass clothespins. You need gold spray paint, glue and glitter glass.

Magnet ClothesPinView in gallery

Every once in a while there’s something that you’d like to display on the fridge and for those moments you could make yourself some cute clothespin magnets. Here’s what you’ll need: paint chip circles, flat button magnets, glue and wooden clothespins. Glue the paper circles onto the magnets and then the magnets onto the pins. {found on realpurdy}.

Yarn ClothespinView in gallery

These little dolls featured on Blitsycrafts are both creepy and cute. They’re made out of wooden clothespins and using colored yarn, pom poms, googly eyes, glue and scissors. The pom poms are the heads so glue two eyes on each one and then glue that to the top of the clothespin. After that, wrap yarn around the clothespin to give it a shirt, dress or pants, depending on how you want to dress up your clothespin people.