Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Altered Cloth Pins

Are you looking for a quick project or an affordable gift idea?  Altered clothespins are such a unique gift and they are quick, easy and inexpensive to make.  They are also a great way to utilize your paper scraps.
These pins can be used for many things. You can use them on your desk to hold papers together, you can use them as place card holders on the dinning table or you can add a magnet on the back and hang them on a filing cabinet or refrigerator to organize your notes.
The materials are inexpensive, you pay less than 1 Dollar for a set of 5 pins.

The only things you will need for this project are:
-       - Wooden cloth pins (can be found in almost any grocery store)
-       - Mod Podge (glossy or satin)
-       - Small paint brush
-       - Paper scraps
-       - Embellishments (optional)
-       - Magnet (optional)
-       - Glue dots (optional)

Measure the width and length of your clothespin and cut 2 pieces of card stock or patterned paper (my clothespins measured 3 1/4 x 3/4). 

Use the brush and the Mod Podge to glue the paper/ cardstock to each side of the clothespin. Let dry for 15 minutes.

Add another coat of Mod Podge on top of the paper/ cardstock on each side of the pin. Let dry for another 15 minutes.

That's it. Didn't I say it's quick and easy ;0)

Now you can add the magnet on the back (using glue dots) or embellishments or you can leave the pins as they are.



  1. Oh endlich wieder eine Seite, auf der ich mir Inspirationen holen kann. Freu` mich schon auf neue Projekte!:)

    1. Danke fuer das Kompliment. Ich werde jede Woche ein neues Projekt und ein neues Kartenlayout vorstellen. Viel Spass dabei ;0)

  2. Janine - loved your project with the clothespin. What a great idea.

    Congratulations on starting this blog !!

    1. Thank you for inspiring me to start my own blog!