Crafty things to make out of clothespins make for easy DIY decorating and kids crafts.  Here are pictured tutorials on how to make clothespin dolls, clothespin wreaths and decor, homemade gifts and even some educational clothespin games for kids. How to make a Clothespin backdrop

Crafty Things To Make

1.  How to make a Clothespin Backdrop ~ All you'll need is 4 colors of spray paint, wood clothespins, a clothesline and push pins. DIY End Table Clothespin Detail 2.  DIY End Table Clothespin Detail ~  To attach clothespins along a tabletop edge, dab wood glue on the back of each clothespin, press against the table's edge, then nail into place at its chubbiest part using a pneumatic pin nailer. Antiqued Clothespin Wall Art {tutorial} 3.  Antiqued Clothespin Wall Art {tutorial} ~ Simply apply vinyl of a clothespin {or paint it yourself} to a piece of wood I painted white then anituque it using an Staining Antiquing paint by DecoArt.  She even provides a free digital clip art so you can make your own. {squeal} DIY Clothespin Chandelier for the Laundry Room 4.  DIY Clothespin Chandelier for the Laundry Room ~ Made out of a $4 light kit from Ikea, part of a roll of hardware cloth (aka: wire fencing) from Lowe’s, white gloss spray paint, some old wire from our craft drawer, gloves & metal snips for handling/cutting the wire fencing, and eight bags of clothespins.

DIY Clothespin Starburst Mirror Tutorial

How To Make a Clothespin Wreath

5.  DIY Clothespin Starburst Mirror Tutorial ~ Learn how to create a starburst mirror using just clothespins, a craft store mirror, and hot glue! Clothespin Heart Wreath 6.  Clothespin Heart Wreath ~ This is a wonderful project for children – it is super easy. You can pick up bags of clothespins at your local home improvement store, dollar store or supermarket.  Here's another Clothespin Heart Wreath Tutorial that's simply beautiful. Clothespin Chore Chart {free printable} 7.  Clothespin Chore Chart {free printable} ~ here's an easy way to turn a household staple into a knockout chore chart. DIY: Kissing clothespin cake topper

Clothespin Dolls & People

8.  DIY: Kissing clothespin cake topper ~ They’re so quick and easy to make that you could even make a bunch of them and clip them to brown paper bags as favors for your guests. How to Make Clothespin Dolls and fairies 9.  How to Make Clothespin People and Fairies ~  This little project can be done with the help of little kiddos by letting them pick out their favorite colors, etc.  Of course older kids can do this project on their own, or you can make them as a special surprise to take along on a road trip or to give as a gift. How To Make Vintage Clothes Pin Doll Plaque 10.  How To Make Vintage Clothes Pin Doll Plaque ~ How to turn plane round clothespins into a darling family for a plaque to hang on your wall in your laundry room. Halloween Clothespins Dolls {Easy To Make} 11.  Halloween Clothespins Dolls {Easy To Make} ~ These spooky clothespins can be used for lots of Halloween fun.  They can be used to close bags of half eaten Halloween candy, top your party favor bags, or move along a countdown calendar to mark how many days are left until Halloween. DIY Clothespin Animal Crafts That Open

DIY Clothespin Animals

12.  DIY Clothespin Animal Crafts That Open ~ Holy smokes these clothespin animals are adorable and hysterical.  They aren't tutorials on how to make but I couldn't help show you how creative and fun they are. Frog clothespin animal for finger strength {free printable} 13.  Frog clothespin animal for finger strength {free printable} ~ Print out the frog graphic and then cut him in half.  Glue the separate halves onto the clothespin. glittery bird clothespins to make

Bird Clothespins

14.  Glittery Clothespin Song Birds ~ Add a little Cinderella moment to your clothes line with these adorable paper song birds. Clothespin Dragonfly 15.  Clothespin Dragonfly ~  Decorate a clothespin into a colorful dragonfly. Use it to hold drawings and artwork, or clip it on anywhere for fun. Clothespin Butterfly Parfait Topper 16.  Clothespin Butterfly Parfait Topper ~ Fill a ziplock bag one wing with organic granola and the other with organic raisins. After the construction was complete, I served them on top of a container of Brown Cow organic cream top yogurt and the kids made Parfaits. Clothespin Donkey Printable Craft 17.  Clothespin Donkey Printable Craft ~ First of all, print out either the black and white pattern or the color pattern. Now cut out the donkey pattern. Clip on 2 clothespins and stand the donkey up on its legs. Zoo Clothespin Animals 18.  Zoo Clothespin Animals ~ Cut the bodies of animals in a structured paper or cardboard and paste white paper over. (See models below). Cut back and paint as desired. Clothespin Reindeer Ornament Tutorial

Reindeer Clothespin

19.  Clothespin Reindeer Ornament Tutorial ~ Make a super cute reindeer ornament using clothespins from Mama Jenn using 3 clothes pins and cardboard. Reindeer Clothespin 20.  Clothespin Reindeer ~ Paint the bottom clothespin brown (for the body) and paint the top clothespin half brown for the face and half white for the antlers (see photo). Glue the clothespins together as shown in photo above.  Glue the googly eyes and red pom-pom onto the reindeer’s face. DIY Clothespin Planter and Candle Holder

Clothespin Gift Tutorials

21.  DIY Clothespin Planter and Candle Holder ~ Here is a really smart idea for making stylish planters and candle holders from very simple things. Besides it’s also a recycling project. DIY Clothespin Magnet Gift Set 22.  DIY Clothespin Magnet Gift Set ~ An easy and cheap gift set that's perfect as a party favor or small gift idea for teachers, friends, and neighbors. Clothespin Drop Toddler Activity

Clothespin Games for Kids

23.  Clothespin Drop Toddler Activity ~ This simple activity for toddlers provides great practice with fine motor control and spatial awareness. Clothespin Button Car Racer 24.  Clothespin Button Car Racer ~ How to make a fun boredom buster race car out of clothespins. Bug Spelling Word Clothespin Activity

Educational Clothespin Activities

25.  Bug Spelling Word Clothespin Activity ~ For the activity the students will have to either match just the capital letters, or match all of the letters, depending on their skill group. Preschool Number Wheel Clothespin Activity 26.  Preschool Number Wheel Clothespin Activity ~  Have your child match the numbered clothespins to the corresponding circle sections for a fun counting activity. Clothespin Counting with Printable Wheels 27.  Clothespin Counting with Printable Wheels ~ Scroll down to almost the end of that site to get your own free printable counting wheels for an educational activity that's cheap and easy to make. Clothespin Color Matching Strips 28.  Clothespin Color Matching Strips ~ This is a great activity for eye-hand coordination ... fine motor skills ... and cognitive development. I made pattern strips and purchased color coding dots at Walmart and color clothespins. Paint Chip Matching Game with Clothespins 29.  Paint Chip Matching Game with Clothespins ~ Simply adhere a strip of ‘color chip’ to the clothes pin and add eyes.   To make this more challenging for older pre-schoolers— have them spell the color as they as they find the matching paint sample. Clothespin Games and Printables for Preschoolers 30.  Clothespin Games and Printables for Preschoolers ~ Clothes pin activities are a great way to incorporate learning and fine motor muscle building.  When kiddos use their cute little fingers to pinch the clothes pins open they get a great little workout. Christmas Clothespin Countdown Calendar

Clothespin Count Down

31. Christmas Clothespin Countdown Calendar ~This easy Christmas craft is a great way to count down the days until Christmas.  Use the decorated clothespins to hold holiday treats, Christmas cards, or fun daily activities to celebrate the Christmas spirit. Clothespin Count Down Calendar Wreath Tutorial {free printable} 32.  Clothespin Count Down Calendar Wreath Tutorial {free printable} ~ A quick and cheap project with free downloadable instructions and 1-25 numbers to punch out with a 1.5 inch punch. Dirndl Clothespin Bag Pattern

Clothespin Bag Pattern

33.  Dirndl Clothespin Bag Pattern ~ How to make an adorable dress clothespin bag with a downloadable pattern pieces. Thanks Ladies. I just adore these crafty things to make with clothespins! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}
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