Decorated Magnetic Clothespins

After our previous post on clothespins, it’s obvious the wooden clips have a multitude of uses. We added our creation to the mix using leftover scrapbook paper, acrylic paint, and magnets. What’s great is the versitility of our Decorated Magnetic Clothespins. You can use them to hang photos, cards, and reminders on the refrigerator. Or hang them ’empty’ on the refrigerator until you need to clip something closed (a bag of chips, perhaps?). They can help you organize kids’ homework or spice up your holiday decorations.

What will you use your Decorated Magnetic Clothespins for? Let’s Get Creative!

  • wooden clothespins
  • leftover scrapbook paper
  • acrylic paint and brush
  • magnet strips
  • strong glue
  • Xacto knife

Select scrapbook paper pieces and coordinating paint colors. Paper needs to be large enough to fit across the length of the clothespin.

Paint the entire clothespin using desired acrylic paint. Let dry.

After paint is try, squeeze a thin line of glue-all vertically along the flat length of the clothespin. Adhere to back side of scrapbook paper, preferable along the edge to minimize cutting. Let dry.

Use your Xacto knife to cut the paper along the edge of the clothespin. Take caution around the pin’s spring.

Secure the magnet on the reverse side of the clothespin from the scrapbook paper. Let dry.

We used our pins to hang notes and cards on a magnetic surface. How will you use yours? Let us know in the comments below!


Organize with Mason Jars

Mason jars have so many more uses than canning. The clear jars come in many sizes and can help you stay organized while giving your room or office a decorative touch. It’s simple. Find a shelf and dedicate it to your jars. Now go through your desk drawer. Mine was a mess! By labeling each jar with a cute tag and ribbon makes cleaning at the end of the day so much easier. Everything has a home.

If you like this method of organization, expand your organization beyond the desk. Use them to hold art supplies, hair accessories, and sewing tools. To conserve shelf space, Hobby Lobby suggests nailing the lids of smaller jars to the underside of a shelf. Jars will hang from the top of a shelf while sitting on the shelf below. Organization at its finest. How is your office or crafting space organized?

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