The Cutest Clothespins on the Block

Hi, friends!  Did you get a chance to check out last week’s Shine on Fridays party?  I know I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, I just LOVE all the inspiration I get by seeing what you all share each week !
Tomorrow, Kara and I will be featuring some of the most popular projects, but today I wanted to share with you one that inspired me personally and made me break out the Mod Podge!
Victoria over at Vixen Made shared these cute and super-simple clothespin magnets she made to help display her kids’ artwork on the fridge.  I’ve been having a lot of issues lately with not having enough magnets for all Lil’ Crafter’s goodies, and some of the magnets I do have aren’t strong enough to hold what I need them to…so, one wonderful naptime, I got right to work!  Here’s a quick how-to:
scrapbook paper
Mod Podge
magnetic tape
All you do is brush Mod Podge on one side of the clothespin and place it on the wrong side of a piece of scrapbook paper.  Let it dry, then use small sharp scissors or an exacto knife to cut the excess paper off.  I tried to line my pins up with the corner/edge of the paper so that I only had to cut two sides instead of four.
Paint a coat {or several} of Mod Podge on top, so that they’re waterproofed.  Adhere magnetic tape to the back.
That’s it!
If you want a nice step by step tutorial with pictures, see Victoria’s great post here.
After I had already glued it down, I noticed that I had accidentally used the part of the paper that had the little Stampin’ Up! logo on it for the grey polkadot clothespin.  I fixed it by adding a small piece of yellow paper on top, which I ended up really loving!  It was so cute, in fact, that I purposely added a touch of red to the cherry clothespin too.
 Ta-da!  Don’t they look cute doing their job?  LC is thrilled that his poor Oriole Bird won’t have to fall off the fridge anymore because the magnet isn’t strong enough…he loves that thing, a souvenir from his first baseball game!
Oh, and I forgot to mention that {at least for me} this project was FREE!  I already had every single supply I needed, so it cost me zipp-o!  It also took all of about five minutes.  Cheap. Easy.  Yes!  Thank you, Vixen Made!
What about you?  What’s the last thing you’ve been inspired to make by seeing it at a party or on Pinterest?
Happy Crafting!

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  1. Those are the BEST projects, the ones you go, “I can make that right now!” They look great, I especially live the cherry-print one. 🙂

    I might have had something else to say but now all I can think about is a bunch of artwork and photos on Terry’s washer, which is making me laugh.

    Sorry. 😉

  2. So cute, Amy!! I know I was thinking I should make some as well when I saw Victoria’s. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

  3. Hi Amy, stopping by from Simply design link party. Those clothespins look great, so cheerful! And we all have clothespins and scrapbook paper at home so it’s a simple, pretty and cheap project, they’re my favorite! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing
    Greetings from Spain

  4. these are adorable! sure to add color blast to my fridge. I would love to do these for my daughter’s room too to hang her art. currently with boring tape!

  5. So cute! I love the papers you chose, just so bright makes me happy and think of summer yay! I can’t wait to make some myself. i’m your newest follower 🙂 can’t wait to look round more!
    Stay crafty x0x0

  6. Just want to share that we do the same thing at my house, but we keep some of the clothes pins without the magnetic strip on the back, so we can use them for closing pantry items like chip bags. Also, craft stores carry STRONG circle-shaped magnets, which work wonderfully well for holding up “fridge art”. We decorate/treat the top of them the same way as we do the clothes pins. I love them!

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