DIY {clothes pin magnets}

As a little gift to the girls that attended the dress making brunch (previous post), I made them each a set of clothes pin magnets. I found the idea on the Pin and Paper blog. I thought it was an appropriate gift for for the brunch for these reasons:

1. Clothes pins can be a reminder of the dresses we made, but more importantly the little girls they will be going to

2. Magnets – who can’t use more magnets?

3. I love clothes pins. My friend Cindy joked with me once that clothes pins and twine can define how most of my house is decorated. She is right, I use them for everything and now I have a way to make them even cuter!

Step 1: Cut your paper. At first I cut mine larger than the clothes pin and cut it with an exacto knife after gluing it to the clothespin.

I changed though and found it easier to cut the paper to the correct size before gluing it to the clothes pin.

Step 2: Glue paper to pin using Mod Podge. Put the Mod Podge on the pin, then press down the paper.

After dry, put another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper

Step 3: In a well ventilated area attach magnets to the clothes pins using E6000 or another strong adhesive.

The Final Product

If you aren’t a DIYer or just don’t have the time to make them, you can purchase sets from Pin & Paper’s etsy site.

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  • Serena - How Cute….love them!

  • Christina Larsen - I love that idea. I, too, love clothes pins. Those are the cutest though. Thanks for the DIY idea. Have a blessed Day.

  • liz - So cute Ashley! These would make great teacher gifts too!

  • Shannon Phillips - These Rock! I am totally adding this to my list of things to do when I have time. Thanks for sharing.

  • julie - how do you trim the paper to get it to fit exactly on the pin? I notice the slips are much bigger than the pin when you glue yet they fit exactly in the finished photo.

  • julie - never mind, I scrolled up & read.

  • DottienTX - How clever and sweet! Have my shopping list made and will be shopping tomorrow for what I need. Then a couple of friends and myself will have ‘chic’ clothespins for our special clip-ups. Thanx!

  • joanna sim - awesome idea!!!
    Btw, where do i buy these magnets and clothes pin in bulk? Do you have a good online resource?


  • Cynthia Irby - Love your work. Yes I do.

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  • Katy - I LOVE this idea! I also thought since I am in my office ALL the time, anyone could get the plain metal thumb tacks…take this same idea…superglue two tacks to the back of these super cute clothes pins and have them on the bulletin board to hold pics. An alternative to the boring :) Someone’s prob already thought of this but hey you never know!

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  • Josi - Hi!
    This is a great, quick and cute craft.
    I am the “craft lady” at camp this summer, and will be doing this with at least one group of kids!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Would you like to see photos when the kids are done?

  • Maria - so simple and cute idea!
    Love it! thank you

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