I needed a few clothespins for a project once. The thing about clothespins is that you pull two out of the bag, and then you have an entire bag of clothespins. Since I don't scrub my laundry in a washing tub outside (though that might be kind of cool), I have no use for them except for crafts. I decided to buy a small mirror and make something – a clothespin mirror. This is really, really easy, and perfect for those of you that have never used Mod Podge before. Of course you can customize with any papers you like, and change out the clothespins for any season (you could even do front and back with two different designs!). Learn how to make it below.
Gather These Supplies
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Mod Podge Satin
- Wood clothespins – enough to line the perimeter of the mirror
- Scrapbook paper in coordinating patterns
- Ribbon in coordinating colors
- Craft knife and mat
- Pen or pencil
- Craft glue
Then you'll measure and cut scrapbook papers to fit the width of the clothespins. I used four sheets of coordinating scrapbook paper, the craft knife and mat to cut 48 strips to fit my clothespins. Cutting the strips can be tedious, but it's not hard.
Mod Podge all of the paper strips to the clothespins. Add a medium layer of Mod Podge to the clothespin with the paintbrush, smooth the paper down and repeat. Let dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Now this is an extra step, but it makes the clothespins shiny and look like they have enamel on top, so I like it. Add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the top of each clothespin and let dry.
Space the clothespins evenly around the mirror; glue or just clip in place if you want to change them out. Glue a piece of coordinating ribbon to the back of the mirror as a hanger. You could also use a few Command strips if you don't want to use ribbon.