Clothespins are useful for so many things . . . . like hanging clothes. And clipping things. Haha! But seriously, I actually decorate clothespins all the time and use them in the kitchen (like to keep bags closed), and the office (to keep papers together).
How to Decorate Clothespins
I even give them as gifts (they look really cute holding favor bags shut). When I decorate clothespins, I always use washi tape: it’s quick, easy, and looks great. If you want to make washi tape clothespins, learn how below.
Washi Tape Clothespins
Gather These Supplies
- Washi tape – as many patterns as you like
- Spray paint – white
- Mod Podge or another clear drying glue (optional)
Lay your clothespins out on a cardboard box or piece of paper. Outside.
Spray paint your clothespins with a few layers of spray paint. Keep rotating them over and over, letting dry between layers. Work on something else in between.
Add tape to the tops of your clothespins. I recommend using the thinner tape OR cutting a little bit of the edge off of a “regular” sized tape. If your tape is really sticky, you might be done.
Now, if your tape peels up, you might have to add some Mod Podge or another clear drying glue underneath to keep it down. You just need a thin layer. Let them dry and you’re done!
These washi tape clothespins take just a few minutes to make! You can leave them as is or add magnets to the back. There are so many possibilities. How will you use your clothespins?