Clothespin Magnets

This is probably the easiest project in the history of the world, but I figured I might as well put a little tutorial together while showing you what I was up to yesterday. If nothing else, to show you how quick and easy it is. And the result is super cute! DIY Clothespin MagnetsI’ve been busy putting together a little gift for my sister. Her birthday has come and gone, and I’m still working on her present. Oopsie. Anyway, these cute little clothespin magnets are part of her gift. She always has pictures of her adorable niece on her fridge, so I thought it would be fun to dress up some magnets for her. And these pretty clothespins are perfect!DIY Clothespin MagnetsLook how cute they are! And they are seriously so easy a caveman could do it to make. If you don’t want them to be magnetic, it’s even easier.

You will need:

  • Clothespins
  • Scrapbook paper, fabric, washi tape, etc. {I printed out a few digital patterns onto glossy paper}
  • Magnets
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun {mine is camera shy}

DIY Clothespin Magnets1. Cut paper {or whatever you chose to cover your clothespins} into strips to cover one side of the clothespin. Or glue it on and then cut. Whatever floats your boat.

You can use one long strip that will also cover the gap, or cut two pieces to leave the gap visible {like I did}. I just cut my two pieces and used them as a stencil for the others. You can cut a few at once to make it easy.

2. Use your glue stick to attach the paper to the clothespin. And then call it a day, unless you want it to be magnetic. In that case, proceed to step 3.

3. Attach a magnet to the back of the clothespin with a little hot glue. BAM! Now you’re done!DIY Clothespin MagnetsHow easy is that? And I can’t even cut a straight line. The good thing is that the paper doesn’t have to fit perfectly to look great.DIY Clothespin MagnetsLuckily for me, I have a ton of paper left and some clothespins too, so I’ll be gifting a few of these babies to myself. Score!

I love them! And hope you will try making some too if you’re considering it. It’s so worth the few minutes you’ll spend on them.

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72 Comments on Clothespin Magnets

  1. PJ @ Planned in Pencil
    October 19, 2012 at 7:52 am (1 year ago)

    Awesome sauce! My fridge is covered in magnets from Rock Auto. I dont know what marketing guy decided every purchase would come with a photo of a classic car but Id like to poke him! I think these would be a much better idea! Thanks for sharing a paleolithic friendly project ;)

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    • Britni
      October 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm (1 year ago)

      You crack me up! That’s too funny. These would definitely be more fun! Or at the very least, you could hang your classic car magnets from the clothespins ;) Gotta love paleolithic friendly projects!

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  2. Talitha
    October 19, 2012 at 9:22 am (1 year ago)

    Ok. These are absolutely adorable. I seriously love them! They are so pretty! Man, you are brilliant. It is one of those things that make me slap myself and say, “Why didn’t I think of that!?” And FYI, your pictures are amazing. ;)

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    • Britni
      October 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Talitha! I love them too! I considered keeping them myself, until I realized it would take me no time at all to make my own ;)

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  3. JIll @ Create.Craft.Love.
    October 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Those are so cute! I love clothespin projects! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week!

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    • Britni
      October 19, 2012 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

      Me too! I think this might be the start of a clothespin addiction :)

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  4. Erin
    October 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the papers you chose. Sometimes simple and easy projects are the best!

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    • Britni
      October 19, 2012 at 10:16 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Erin! And I totally agree! This is one of my favorite projects and it is by far the easiest {and simplest} one too :)

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    • Britni
      October 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm (1 year ago)

      But mine aren’t covered in washi! Hopefully you still love them ;)

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      • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
        October 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

        LOL I must have gotten the idea it was washi from your instructions…sorry about that!!!

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        • Britni
          October 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm (1 year ago)

          It’s okay, no worries! It really does look like washi tape! :)

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  5. chelsea @ Making Home Base
    October 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm (1 year ago)

    These are great Britni! I just won some washi tape and I think this is a perfect project for that! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Britni
      October 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm (1 year ago)

      That’s awesome you won some tape! I love washi tape but have yet to use any, even though I have some :) I agree, this would be the perfect project for it, it’s so easy and wouldn’t use up too much of it! Unless you were making a bunch of them :)

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  6. Anne Kimball
    October 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Britni, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the Pinteresting Party.

    Cute. Simple. What more could one ask? Thanks for sharing!

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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    • Britni
      October 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi, Anne! Exactly… it doesn’t get any better than cute and simple :) Thanks so much for coming by to visit, I’m headed on over to say hi!

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    • Britni
      October 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm (1 year ago)

      You are too sweet, Katie! Thank you so much for the lovely comment :)

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:18 pm (1 year ago)

      Ooops, I missed the party! I will have to stop by next time :) Thanks for the invite, Kelley!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Diane! :)

      Reply
  7. Jenn
    October 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I found you through the i heart nap time link party and I have to say these are super cute! And easy, which is a must for those of us who are wanna be crafty. Thanks for the quick tutorial!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:26 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Jenn! Your comment made my day! They really are super easy, and one of the few projects that didn’t make me want to rip my hair out at some point :)

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  8. Megan
    October 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Those are too cute! I found you at TT&J. :) Megan

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Megan! So glad you stopped by for a visit :)

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Marti! :)

      Reply
  9. Angela at A Typical English Home
    October 22, 2012 at 2:17 am (1 year ago)

    Oh I like these! As part of my son’s bedroom re-do I am doing a desk area with a magnetic board. Magnets like this will be ideal (but I might make them less girly!).

    Pinned this post :-)

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:39 pm (1 year ago)

      Ooooh, yes! That is a great idea! Totally agree on the less girly part too :) It would probably be easy to find paper or fabric to match his room… so fun! I hope you’ll show me if you do it! :)

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  10. Leslie Stewart
    October 22, 2012 at 7:21 pm (1 year ago)

    Love this cute and easy craft! Thanks for sharing it at my party! Stop by tomorrow to see it Featured. Grab a “house featured” button too!
    Leslie

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm (1 year ago)

      YAY! Thanks, Leslie!

      Reply
  11. Kathy Moody
    October 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm (1 year ago)

    These are so super cute!! I love the colors you used. One of these days I want to re-do my laundry room and these would look so cute. Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent again this week. So happy to have you. Hope you have a wonderful week. Hugs

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Kathy! These would look cute in a laundry room, that’s a great idea! I better be careful or my whole house might be covered in clothespins… :) I hope you’re having a wonderful week as well!

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  12. Deanna
    October 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm (1 year ago)

    Super cute!! What a great simple idea!! I’m now following!!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Deanna! I’m a huge fan of simple :) Thanks so much for following along with me too, I’m so happy to have you here!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Elise! Heading over to check out the hop…. :)

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  13. Mel
    October 23, 2012 at 4:04 am (1 year ago)

    Oh very cute – I love easy pretty crafts

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm (1 year ago)

      You and me both! Thanks for the visit, Mel :)

      Reply
  14. Leen
    October 23, 2012 at 6:13 am (1 year ago)

    these are so cute and seem so easy to make. I think they will be the perfect thing for hubby and our little people to make me for Christmas :)

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm (1 year ago)

      They are very easy, I promise! And I think that is a great idea! Little ones could definitely do this project. Just make hubby do the hot glue part {unless you don’t want magnets}! I like the way you think :)

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  15. Erin
    October 23, 2012 at 9:19 am (1 year ago)

    These are so cute! Great job Britni!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Erin! :)

      Reply
  16. Jody
    October 23, 2012 at 11:04 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks so much for sharing your diy clothespin magnets on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Very cute!

    Jody

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  17. Jacky
    October 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm (1 year ago)

    They are so cute, love the patterns and colors you chose! I made some of these for my wedding a couple of years ago using mod podge. It was kinda of a pain and a mess. Never thought of using a glue stick, duh! :)

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Jacky! I’m glad you said that, because I was thinking about using Mod Podge! I thought about putting some over the top to seal it too, but figured they won’t be touched very much so I’d just leave it alone. And now I’m glad I did! Phew! It’s funny how we make things more complicated than it needs to be sometimes {in my case, all the time} when all we really need is a glue stick ;)

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  18. Thalita
    October 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm (1 year ago)

    These are adorable!!! I want to go home and make some right now! I bet my fridge would look a lot cuter with these on them instead of what’s currently gracing the side of it :S
    Love your site! So glad I clocked on that linky party today!!

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    • Britni
      October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Thalita! You are too sweet, and I’m so glad you did too! I agree, you should make some. Your fridge will thank you. :) You have to show me if you make some!

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    • Britni
      October 26, 2012 at 9:03 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh good! Thanks, Marti!

      Reply
  19. Nici ~ Posed Perfection
    October 27, 2012 at 6:49 am (1 year ago)

    I am so going to do this. I just bought a bag of clothespins at a garage sale and was waiting for the right inspiration. Thanks! Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    • Britni
      October 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm (1 year ago)

      I’m so glad you will be making some of these, you will LOVE them! And I’m a little jealous of your garage sale find, this project has given me a slight obsession with clothespins :) I can’t wait to see yours, Nici!

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    • Britni
      October 27, 2012 at 2:41 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Claire!

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    • Britni
      October 27, 2012 at 2:42 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Meredith! Who knew clothespins could be so cute? :)

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  20. Michele
    October 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm (1 year ago)

    I love this!!! Pinned it!
    I just repainted a large clothes pin note holder today, and now I can really give it some pizazz. I posted Halloween Chalk Board to Becoming Martha’s Party. Liked you on Facebook. Like me too and follow at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com

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    • Britni
      October 30, 2012 at 10:07 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Michele! I can’t wait to check out your project!

      Reply
  21. Kathryn Griffin
    October 28, 2012 at 8:08 pm (1 year ago)

    That is so flippin’ cute. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    • Britni
      October 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kathryn :)

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    • Britni
      October 30, 2012 at 10:25 pm (1 year ago)

      That is awesome, Michele! So glad you shared this with me! :)

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    • Britni
      November 9, 2012 at 10:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Claire!

      Reply
  22. Sarah @ Alderberry Hill
    November 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later this evening!

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    • Britni
      November 9, 2012 at 11:07 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so very much, Sarah! WAHOO!

      Reply
  23. Gracie @ Kitchen Table Art
    November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Love these clothes pins! Just wanted to stop by from the Craft, Create and Inspire link party I am co-hosting with Claire! Love your blog and am your newest follower!

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    • Britni
      November 9, 2012 at 11:19 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Gracie! You are too sweet!

      Reply
    • Britni
      December 5, 2012 at 12:20 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Kristy! :)

      Reply

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