Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

February 9, 2013

Pin Win: Clothespin Crafts

Since I have all those clothespins left over from the candle holder project, I thought I'd try this Pinterest craft.  

For the most part, I can figure out how to do crafts without tutorials, although I will occasionally refer to them just to make sure I'm doing it right.  I was glad I checked Clothespin Message Tutorial, located HERE, because the instructions were not quite what I'd thought at all.  Still, it looked pretty quick and easy so I knocked one out the same day I did the marble candle holder.

I had a hard time with the folding of the paper and gluing it to the clothespin because of the tiny little flap that has to be glued.  But with a little practice, it would be easy to make several at a time, and could be more ornate with paint, glitter and/or rhinestones.

I saw a cute idea to do THIS too.  And with the great white problem around Cape Cod now, thanks to an explosion in the seal population, I thought this was a sick kind of way.  I just knocked this one together in a few minutes as a prototype.  Next time I will use cardstock instead of white paper, and add the gills lines and maybe some teeth.



  1. So adorable..mmmuuuaaahhh :* to these you've made.This can be a sweet gift for valentines day..just loved it ! :)

  2. So cute! Love all your pin wins this week. I think the marble candle holder is my favorite of all :)

  3. Love it! (Wonder who got the "mail" peg...)

    We call them pegs, not pins in "real" English :P

  4. Anonymous7:46 PM

    These are just adorable! Great little stocking stuffers or to attach to Valentine's Day cards.

  5. these are soooo cute!!! Thanks for the idea! :)


  6. That is so cool. You are so creative! Sorry, I haven't been around much here. That will change. So far, I'm getting caught up with all my blog friends.


    P.S. Here's my new blog link by the way Sonnia J. Kemmer - Author

  7. Anonymous12:03 PM


  8. I Love The Shark!!

  9. So Cool!!!!


  10. OMG JoJo! I love the shark. Now I want one. The little hand inside takes it right over the top.

  11. So cute! What a creative way to use clothes pins.
    Everyday Inspired