I use clothes pin clips for a lot of things in my home, but not for my clothes! I would say I mostly use them in my kitchen. The second most common place I use them is for my garden supplies. These clips are great for closing your bags (like chip clips, but a lot cheaper). I use them on chips, cereal, beans, sugar, salads, vegetables, bags of dirt, and the list goes on. I decided it would be fun to decorate my clips with some of the art supplies I already had on hand. This would also be a great craft for kids also. Here’s what you will need:
- Wooden clothespins, you can get a small package of them for a dollar at Dollar General
- Glitter glue
- Duct tape
- Bling (optional)
With the glitter glue, I just make several thick stripes down the clothespins, making sure the stripes are touching, and you can not see the wood of the pin. Then I lay them aside to dry overnight. The next day, I do the other side, or you can just leave it plain.
With the duct tape, I pull the duct tape from the roll, lay the clothespins on the sticky side of the tape, and cut around it so it will fit the clothes pin. I do both sides.
After that, if you want to add bling, I just hot glue that on. You will have to wait until the next day to do the glitter pins, but you can do the duct tape pins immediately.
This is a super cute and easy craft. I hope you enjoy it. I think I may make a few more this weekend. What do you use your clothes pins for?