Embellished Wooden Clothespins

Yesterday I found a bag of wooden clothespins at a moving sale and this morning, while the baby was still sound asleep, I decorated them with scrapbook paper. It was a quick and easy project!

I think these pins make great desk accessories to clip papers together...or add a magnet to the back and they’re great for hanging notes, photos, and important paperwork on the fridge.

All the practicality and utility of a clothespin but with more glamour and flair! :)

The making of these is pretty straight forward. Supplies: wooden clothespins, scrapbook paper, decoupage, scissors, and a brush.

1) Trim scrapbook paper to cover the clothespins. This step is most time-consuming because the clothespins all vary slightly in shape and size and you must trim each individually.

2) Apply a thin layer of decoupage glue to the top of the clothespin.

3) Place your paper onto the clothespin. You’ll need to rub it slightly with your fingers to make sure it is properly adhered. Allow to dry.

4) Apply a layer of decoupage glue to the top of the paper. This seals the paper and gives it a nice matte finish.

(I have a thing for decorating everyday things. See how I prettified some boring binder clips here using the same piece of scrapbook paper.)


  1. Spit Covered ShoulderMay 6, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Once we get a place with a backyard, we can use all these on the clothesline to hold Baby A's outfits in place. Especially now that we have to do laundry with almost every spit up.

  2. bubble-head mammaMay 7, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    I love the wooden clothespins - Dave's got a bunch of them from his mom who grew up PA dutch... We use them on all the rolled-up bags of cereal, chips, crackers - anything that has to stay closed to stay crisp. But I've never bothered to decorate them - these ones you've made look so cute!

  3. These are so cute! I'd like to make some for my office. Have a great weekend and hope you have a wonderful mother's day!


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