These clothespin craft ideas will keep both kids and adults busy for hours! Great ideas for decor, gifts, and more. Perfect for beginners.
Have you ever tried crafting with clothespins? I’m going to be honest – it’s really gratifying. Who knew that those little pins that were used to hold laundry when you were little are now used to make the coolest crafts? It’s most unexpected and I love it!
If you’ve never tried clothespin crafts, I’m going to encourage you to hit Dollar Tree and grab yourself a pack. Yes, I recently saw clothespins at the dollar store (for $1, of course) and thought . . . it’s time to share some clothespin craft ideas with the world! And by the world, I mean you.
We have several ideas using clothespins here on the blog, and I wanted you to see those, as well as some other genius ideas from around the blogosphere. People are making everything from home decor to kids’ crafts. With small wooden pins!
Some of these craft ideas use the clothespins without being taken apart, and others require you to disassemble several before beginning your project. If you’ve never separated a clothespin from the spring before, it’s pretty simple.
All you really need to do is twist one of the sides out, and then you are left with a spring attached to the other half of the pin. That can be easily removed. Then you are left with small pieces of wood that you’re going to use to make the most amazing projects!
Are you ready to check out some awesomeness? Below you’re going to get over 25 craft ideas using clothespins – perfect for both kids or adults. In fact, you can make a lot of these together. One thing I’ve noticed about these projects is that they’re all easy. I hope you enjoy. Scroll down to see the magic!
Clothespin Craft Ideas
There is a plethora of creative and fun ways to create with clothespins. Whether you're looking for craft ideas, gifts, decor, or just some inspiration, this list has it all.
Clothespin Dragonflies for Colorful Room Decor
Learn how to make clothespin dragonflies that are colorful and sparkly! Use a clothespin dragonfly for a cute craft idea or room decor.
The Easy Way to Make a Clothespin Wreath
This will be one of the easiest decoupage crafts you'll ever do - learn how to make a clothespin wreath using Mod Podge! You can add a mirror in the center too.
This cross made from clothespins is such a simple and budget friendly home decor craft! Learn how to make it in a few easy steps.
Clothespin Magnets Are Easy to Make (with Glitter!)
Learn how to make DIY clothespin magnets the easy way! This is a great craft for kids or adults, and no crafting experience is required.
DIY Chip Clips from Clothespins
Learn how to turn clothespins into chip clips! This DIY project is SO easy that even a kid can do it. Budget friendly and customizable.
Stackable Catch All Trays
Turn clothespins into some cute, mini trays with the help of clothespins and scrapbook paper! This is a really easy craft for makers of all ages (teens will love this).
DIY Mini Clothespin Necklace
There are clothespins, and then there's the cuter younger sister - mini clothespins! Learn how to make a necklace with them using liquid watercolors.
Make A Lantern Out of Clothespins
Clothespins can do a lot of things, but a lantern? I was surprised to see this craft executed so well by fellow blogger Kim! You have to see what it looks like when the lights go out.
Easy and Cheap DIY Garden Markers
If you have leftover clothespins from another project, consider using them as garden markers! All you need is some paint and a twig to keep your plantings organized.
Clothespin and Button Car Craft for Kids
Here’s a simple craft for kids who like cars! These are not only fun to make but fun to play with. They are good for hours of activity.
How to Make Colorful Magnetic Clothespins
This simple tutorial will show you how to make colorful magnetic clothespins to use on your fridge or command center. They are super easy to make with Mod Podge and napkins.
Make a Tray Using Clothespins
Make this tray using either small or large wood clothespins! If you use the smaller version, you're going to want to build up more layers. This is such an easy and cool project that will look great as decor.
These Clothespin Trivets are Heat Resistant!
DIY trivets are a fun clothespin craft idea for both kids and adults. They are super easy to make, and useful as well! They would be a great project to make with a Scout group.
Clothespin People Ornaments
Say goodbye to boring Christmas ornaments, this year trim your tree with handmade clothespin people ornaments! Dressed in bright colors, ear muffs, and mittens, these make for adorable tree decor.
Pencil Themed Clothespins for Back to School
This school year, kick off the fun with spelling words and sight words with a little twist. Create these adorable pencil themed clothespins for back to school literacy games for your beginning reader!
Farmhouse Dollar Tree Tiered Stand
Make this amazing DIY tiered tray stand using just dollar store items! You'll use stove covers, clothespins, rope, twine, black foam board, and wooden circles.
How To Make A Clothespin Planter
Houseplants make the perfect decor, but you can easily upgrade them with this simple clothespin planter. You can never go wrong adding a little spice to the basics!
Clothespin Flower Craft Idea
Simple and inexpensive, these DIY clothespin flowers are a fun way to bring more color into your life! Hang them on the wall, outside on a porch . . . so many options.
Clothespin Snowflake Craft
Bring a touch of snow inside using clothespins and glitter! I love the combination of glitter colors to make these cute ornaments. You could use them for a variety of other applications besides your tree.
Clothespin Fruit Bowl
Yes, this craft project is a clothespin bowl - however, it's also a variety of other things! All you need to do is attach clothespins to nine feet of wire! You can find wire that holds its shape and has a grippy surface at the hardware store. If you don't like the color, spray paint it. Then bend into any shape you like.
Organizing Embroidery Floss
If your kids like to make friendship bracelets or you happen to like embroidery, store your floss on clothespins! This is such a great idea, and also looks great as a colorful display.
Kissing Clothespin Couples
These little clothespin kissing couples can be used as cupcake toppers, paper clips, or they can simply dance around your desk when you're feeling a little sad. Every craft has its purpose!
Clothespin Butterflies That Kids Will Love
Learn how to make clothespin butterflies that kids are going to love! This is easy to make with craft paint and other simple supplies.
Tin Can Votive Holder
A tuna can was used to make the base of this votive holder! Apply paint, then paper with Mod Podge, then add pretty embellishments and a candle to make cute home decor.
How To Make A Clothespin Chandelier
I can't believe this pendant light is made of wire fencing and clothespins! Three hundred and twenty clothespins to be exact. It's so fun and perfect for a laundry room, craft room, or even a kitchen.
All you need are popsicle sticks and clothespins to make the cutest airplanes! Oh, and some paint. Make these to display by themselves or using fishing line and turn them into a mobile.
I've seen pretty cute things made from clothespins - and these orange carrots are definitely one of them! These are very easy to make and can be added to many things throughout your home, especially for Easter.
If you love these clothespin crafts, I’d love to know in the comments. I’d also love for you to check out these other cool ideas: