Craft Cottage - Christmas Clothespins

Skill Level:

Beginner

Crafting Time:

Less than 1 hour

Technique(s):

Decoupage

Material(s):

Paper

Category:

Home Decor

Tag(s):

Nifty & Thrifty

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Christmas Clothespins

This craft is so easy to make—all you need is glue, paper, and clothespins! They are cute with just the paper and even cuter when you add tiny appliqués. Make several for yourself or give them away as gifts.

Supplies & Tools:

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Pencil
  • Tacky glue
  • Water
  • Small bowl for mixing glue & water
  • Foam brush
  • Clothes pins
  • Scissors
  • Self-adhesive magnet

Directions:

  1. Trace an outline of the clothespin on the unprinted side of the paper.
  2. Cut out the outline.
  3. Set scissors and excess paper aside.
  4. In the small bowl, mix equal parts glue and water (about 1 teaspoon each).
  5. Using foam brush, apply the glue/water solution onto the top face of the clothespin.
  6. Next, apply the glue/water solution to the unprinted side of the paper.
  7. Press the unprinted side of paper down to the top face of the clothespin. Press firmly in place.
  8. Apply a coat of the glue/water solution on top of the paper/clothespin.
  9. Let dry.
  10. Once the clothespin is dry, press the magnet onto the back side of clothespin.
  11. Add a small embellishment, such as a flower, or other cutout.
  12. Use glue to apply the flower.