Make Crafts with Clothespins
Clothespin crafts transform ordinary wooden clothespins into something new. Clothespins come in both peg and clip styles and usually are made from either plastic or wood.
Some clothespin crafts are great for kids and others, like this doll, would challenge even the best seamstress.
My maternal grandmother made this adorable little clothespin doll shown here. Her body is a wooden peg-style clothespin. She has a padded head and upper body (my grandma used an old piece of hosiery!). Her clothes: tiny bloomers, a silky half slip, and lovely dress with a silky ribbon and bow around the bottom. This little doll must be at least 100 years old now. I just love her!
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Clothespin Crafts -- Great Home Decor Ideas
Make a clothespin mirror
Country Living has instructions on how to make this fun but lovely clothespin mirror at its Web site. I like the soft blue color, but you could paint the clothespins any color to complement your home's decor.
More ideas at Country Living make life easier like the storage shelf with clothespins for hanging potholders or aprons, clothespin magnets, and a fun side table decorated with glued-on clothespins.
Photo Credit: Country Living
Spring clothespins are the best, for practical uses any way. I use them around the house for all sorts of things. I clip drapes open and close bags with them to name a few.
Clothespin Dolls for Sale on Etsy
These adorable clothespin dolls are wonderful little works of art. They'd make great keepsakes.
- clothespin doll by lallygag on Etsy
Frilly rainbow dress clothespin doll with blonde hair and blue eyes. I can put a lollipop, present, balloon, birthday flag or cupcake in her hand. Just
- Pirate Kitty Cat Cake Topper by lallygag on Etsy
Pirate Kitty Cat in black, pink and white - inspiration from Dolly Dingles kitty. Height is just under 5 1/2 and width of base is 3. Not much else to
- Pretty Ditty Peg Doll Kit Clothespin Doll Kit by prettyditty
These sweet little dolls are so much fun to make and extremely easy. The Pretty Ditty Peg Doll kit comes with an easy to sew dress pattern that you can embellish with your own style. Even more, each peg is pre-drilled for the arm placement in order t
- Custom Clothespin Wedding Cake Topper by doodlesandthings on Etsy
These are one-of-a-kind cake toppers for your special day! Hand painted, sewn, and crafted with care to look like you and your future husband/wife. Not only do they serve as cake toppers but they look great as table decor or near a guest book and wil
A Clothespin By Any Other Name
What do you call these gadgets?
Clothespin Craft Ideas
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Kids can help make a
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People to Make - Clothespins are perfect for making dolls and people.
- Christmas Craft Project -- Mr. and Mrs. Claus Clothespin Doll Handmade Ornaments : Factory Direct Cr
To add that special touch to your holiday season, add these cute Santa and Mrs. Claus clothespin handmade ornaments to your tree. These wooden clothespins doll ornaments are super easy to make. They require no hemming or sewing and you can use those
Wooden Peg-Style Clothes Fasteners - Round and Square
Choose clothespins with either round or square heads depending on your craft. Some of the reindeer crafts shown below use the square headed clothespins. Most clothespin dolls use round wooden clothespins. Experiment and see what works best for your project.
Art on a Large Scale - Philadelphia City Hall
Clothespins for Your Clothespin Crafts
These vintage clothespins and clothespin bags are often ready made with great patina from age. Faded or sun bleached clothespins have their own unique charm.
A few uses for clothespins:
- hang out the laundry (of course!)
- clip the chip bag closed
- attach a bow to a gift
- make crafts!
Do you have clothespins in your house?
Do you use clothespins?
Easy Clothespin Crafts - for you or the kids to make
Clothespin Dolls from Clip Style Clothespins
My granddaughter wanted to make some clothespin princess dolls. I didn't have (read: I couldn't find) any of the peg-style clothespins. So, we used the clip style clothespins.
I think they turned out great!
First she picked out the clothespins.
Next, she drew faces on each clothespin with a red pen and a black pen. They started looking like princesses immediately!
Then I asked her to draw a pattern for their dress. I cut out the pattern then cut out a dress for each from the colors of felt that she chose. She then glued the dresses onto the clothespins using a glue stick.
Next, I cut hair from some thick embroidery thread. She glued it on.
This clothespin craft is suitable for all ages. Let the young kids do simple tasks, like choosing the colors of felt and hair. The older kids can do the cutting and can make these dolls all by themselves.
Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood
Clothespin Crafts for Kids - Simple clothespin crafts for the little ones
- Clothespin Stegosaurus - Dinosaur Craft Project | No Time For Flash Cards
Create and work on fine motor skills with this fantastic stegosaurus craft. Use clip clothespins to make this lovely little dinosaur
- Kids' Christmas Crafts: Clothespin Angel Ornament - Homemade Christmas Ornaments - Kaboose.com
This pretty little angel will sing her way into your heart! Hang her on your Christmas tree, and she will shimmer and shine.
- Little Mermaid Clothespin Dolls | Crafts | Disney Family.com
Give each mermaid a craft foam fin and lovely locks using embroidery floss!
- Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids ~ Be Different...Act Normal
Parents.com has some great crafts to make with the most basic of kids art supplies. The popsicle stick! And a few clothespins for good measure.
- Chocolate Eyes: Shop Update: Gnome Clothespins & Tutorial too!
The cutest little clothespin gnomes you've ever seen!
Tiny Craft Clothespins - Keeping it small
These tiny clothespins can be used in doll houses (hand a tiny towel on a tiny clothesline) or in other projects. They're adorable, aren't they?
Clothespin Clip Art
Quick Clothespin Crafts to Make - Let the kids help (or not!)
- Maiden Jane: Flower Cup Tutorial - Guest Post by Joanne at Ready, Set, Craft!
Today I'm excited to share a quick and easy project with you that I hope will get you "thinking Spring" as much as I am! The great thing about my flower clips is that they are quick to make and use supplies most crafters have on hand, and it's defini
- El hada de papel: Catapulta / Catapult / Katapult
This blog is in Spanish (I think) and I obviously don't read Espanol. So, take a look at the photo. I love this idea!
- Kitschy Kitschy Coo -- Clothespin Desk Organizer
Scroll down to see this adorable desk organized made to separate mail. I love this fun vintage craft idea.
- Perfect Mother-In-Law Gift! Recipe Cardholder DIY Project | Goodsmiths
I did some good old research to determine how best to go about making a recipe cardholder and found a few great tutorials. I actually combined two tutorials (tutorial one and tutorial two) that I stumbled across to come up with my own spin on this pr
- Diary of a Crafty Lady: Clothes pin Clip Board for Winter Stuff
One of my favorite things is the scrap pile of wood at Home Depot. Didn't know they had a scrap pile?! Well they do! And you can get great wood for really cheap there. Add paint, sealer, and some clothespins for a clothespin clip board!
- *The Graphics Fairy LLC*: Vintage Clip Art - Laundry Day
Three laundry-related graphics courtesy of The Graphics Fairy. (NOTE: One is pictured above.)
- Clothespin Crafts for Kids : Ideas for Arts & Crafts Activities & Instructions for Making Co
Clothespin Crafts for Kids : Ideas for Arts & Crafts Activities & Instructions for Making Cool Projects with Recycled Clothes Pins for Children, Teens, and Preschoolers
- Lilyshop | Kissing Clothes Pin Couples
Kissing couples made from clip style clothespins. Adorable! -- Buy and sell handmade crafts, vintage treasures, and crafting supplies on Lilyshop.com, the new handmade marketplace.
Clothespin Craft Kits - Make it, but make it simple!
Craft kits are great! All of the main supplies are provided in the kit so all you have to do is have fun making the clothespin crafts.
Tip from Lori, better known as gottaloveit
here on Squidoo:
Take clothes pins along on any vacation to use
to clip the drapes shut and blacken a room.
Mom and Dad taught me this years ago and I've cursed myself a thousand times for forgetting my clothespins!
Special Way to Say You Care
I just saw these cute clothespins with messages inside on Pinterest. I clicked through and nothing happened. I hate that! So, I Googled clothespin message and found how to make them from this great tutorial at Cut Out and Keep.
I'll make one soon to add here because like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
Holiday Crafts with Clothespins
Halloween and Christmas Crafts
Easter Crafts Using Clothespins
- Pink Lemonade foto’s -- Jelly Bean Butterfly
Pink Lemonade foto’s: Sweet clothespin butterfly with jelly beans to make for the Easter basket.
- Clothespin Easter Bunny or Clothes Peg Easter Bunnies
How to make Easter bunnies from clothespins or clothes pegs.
- Clothespin Donkey Craft
Make a donkey with a paper cut out and clothespins for legs.
Halloween Crafts with Clothespins
- Keeping it Simple: Clothes Pins Halloween Wreath
At my new house, we have three doors that lead the outside. One to our living room, one to our mud room and one to the apartment in the basement. Since we use two of the three all the time, I want to have wreaths on both of them. I have my candy corn
- Bat Clip Halloween Craft - Enchanted Learning Software
Bat clip Halloween Craft. These creepy bat Halloween decorations can be placed all over the house.
- Halloween Clothespin Vampire Bat Decorations Clothespin Vampire Bats - Free Halloween Craft Instruct
These adorable little blood suckers are easily put together with some paint, a wooden clothespin and some felt. Make a whole bunch of them to line your window sill or put in a circle on the table! Great for school parties too! Fast, quality service a
Clothespin Reindeer - Make a reindeer ornament or pin with clothespins
I have an adorable clothespin reindeer pin that is just cute as a bug's ear. There quite a few talented crafters who have provided directions on making clothespin reindeer. Here are a few of the links for you to make your own reindeer crafts with clothespins.
- Clothespin Reindeer Craft
This adorable clothespin reindeer craft is a perfect holiday project for a child to make on their own. SUPPLIES: This reindeer takes 3 spring-type wooden clothespins plus a few other crafts supplies.
- Clothespin Reindeer Refrigerator Magnets
Display your child's artwork, hang that important notice where you'll see it, or just share a love note with your child with these adorable little clothespin magnets!
- Art Lesson Plan - 12 Christmas Ornaments
#1 Clothespin Rudolph Ornament: Materials for each reindeer ornament: 3 old-fashioned clothespins 6 piece of 1/4 wide red ribbon decorative
- Clothespin Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids | Free Santa Letters Online.com
Learn how to make a Clothespin Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids, read other articles or create letters from Santa Claus at FreeSantaLettersOnline.com.
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