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Crafty Clothes Pin Clips

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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