Have you ever tried crafting with clothespins? It’s really fun and easy! Crafts with clothespins will surely please both children and adults a lot! Below you will find many cool DIY ideas and step-by-step instructions with pictures.

This DIY Clothespin Mirror is sure to be a hit among interior decorating craft ideas. It’s made from just a few materials and looks great in almost any room in the house! And the best part? There are many different ways to embellish this project with different elements!

What you need:

  • 35 cm wire wreath shape
  • 3 packs of clothespins
  • copper spray paint
  • adhesive
  • Round 30 cm mirror


Make your own clothespin mirror

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That’s how it works:

  1. Start by painting all the clothespins with spray paint. You only need about 2.5 packs of clothespins.
  2. Once they are completely dry you can turn them over and spray the back side as well if needed.
  3. Then open a clip and attach it to the wire wreath shape. Repeat the process until you have covered the entire wreath.
  4. Once all the clothespins are in place, turn the wreath over and apply glue to every other clothespin.
  5. Next, attach the mirror to the back of the wreath mold with hot glue and leave overnight.

This is what the end result looks like

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Crafts with clothespins. DIY clothespin magnets

Check out how easy it is to make clothespin magnets! This is a great craft idea for kids and adults that doesn’t require any crafting experience. What you need:

Materials for the next DIY project

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  • clothespins
  • Mod Podge
  • glitter
  • Paint brush
  • Small magnets
  • hot glue gun

Coat the clothespins with Mod Podge

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That’s how it works:

  1. Coat one side of each clothespin with a light coat of Mod Podge.
  2. Sprinkle the mod podge with glitter, then tap off excess glitter. Set aside to dry. Check if there are still any bald spots and repeat the process. Be careful not to apply too much Mod Podge and Glitter.
  3. Once dry, apply another coat of Mod Podge to seal in the glitter.
  4. Use a small amount of hot glue to attach a magnet to the center back of the clothespin and wipe away any remaining glue.

Now you can attach photos and notes

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DIY mini clothespin necklace

What you need:

  • Mini wooden clothespins
  • Liquid watercolor paints
  • water
  • Shallow containers/jars
  • paper towels
  • hemp cord or lanyard
  • scissors

Make a colorful necklace yourself step by step

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That’s how it works:

  1. Color the clothespins. Mix water and liquid watercolor in a roughly 1:1 ratio in separate containers for each color.
  2. Dip the clothespins in the watercolor paints. If you let the clothespins dye overnight, you will get the brighter colors.
  3. Take the clothespins out of the paint and let them dry on a paper towel. After drying, the colors become slightly softer.
  4. Cut a hemp cord or lanyard and tie a knot.
  5. Attach clothespins to the string one at a time. Stop when you are happy with the number of clothespins on the chain.

A great idea for creative kids

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DIY clothespin airplanes

What you need:

  • 1 clothespin
  • 2 standard sized, colorful popsicle sticks
  • 2 colored mini popsicle sticks
  • 1 Button Silver Color Pen (Optional)
  • colour
  • Glue

Materials for DIY airplanes

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Craft instructions for children and their parents

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That’s how it works:

  1. Carefully remove the metal elements from the clothespins.
  2. Paint the clothespins and let them dry well. You can use a foil-lined baking sheet because it’s so easy to clean. Put the paint on a disposable plate and when you’re done, you can just throw away the plate and foil. Clean up is so easy!
  3. Once the paint has dried, try to attach the metal elements back onto the clothespins.
  4. Glue two regular popsicle sticks to the top and bottom of the clothespin to form the airplane’s wings. Then glue a mini popsicle stick to the top/back of the clothespin for the tail of the plane. Make sure that the glue does not get directly on the metal elements, otherwise the clothespin cannot be opened. You can use any glue for this. We recommend choosing a glue gun because it’s super quick, but other glues will work just as well.
  5. Then attach another mini-stick at a slight angle to form the propeller.
  6. Finally glue the button in the center of the propeller.
  7. This step is completely optional. If you find the plane looking a bit plain, you can use a silver touch-up pen to paint some simple patterns on the wings.

So great and colourful!

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Make your own colorful airplanes with clothespins and ice-cream sticks

Make jewelry boxes from clothespins yourself

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