Thursday, September 30, 2010

Make Colorful Clothespin Magnets

Here's an easy craft you can make with's perfect for a birthday party! My daughter and I had a great time making these clothespin magnets for her new whiteboard. (My daughter is the hand model in these pictures...dirty finger nails and all!) If you don't want to make magnets, these colorful clothespins will certainly brighten up your clothesline.


Wood Clothespins (the flat kind with a spring)
Earth Love'n Gift Wrap (or other scraps of recycled paper)
Mod Podge
Magnets with a sticky side (I bought a small role.)


1. You will need 2 small rectangular pieces of paper to cover the top of the clothespin. Start by making a template so that you can make multiple magnets quickly. Trace the clothespin on a piece of paper or cardboard and cut out the template.

2. Use the templates to trace the shapes on the gift wrap and cut out the 2 rectangles. You may need to trim them slightly so that they fit evenly on the top of the clothespin.

3. Brush on one coat of Mod Podge on top of the clothspin and place the paper on top of the glue.

4. Brush another layer of Mod Podge over the top of the clothespin. After it dries, cut out a 1-inch piece of magnetic tape and stick it to the bottom of the clothespin.

That's it...I told you it was easy! If you want to get fancy, use glitter or other decorative items to embellish the magnets. Have fun!


  1. Hey,

    These are so cute! A few of them would make an adorable teacher gift.

  2. I LOVE THESE! I think I'm going to make some for my classroom! Thank you for the idea :)

  3. very nice and sweet greetings from Turkey!!

  4. Such simple DIY! Love these little magnets. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)