In the world of crafting, there are certain supplies and techniques that have just always been classics, especially when it comes to crafting with kids. Making DIY projects from clothespins is absolutely one of those things! Our kids have always loved turning regular clothes pins into all different kinds of things, so we’ve always got our eyes peeled for new ideas that we can use them for when we’re crafting together.
Just in case you love the idea of making all kinds of different DIY projects using clothespins just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!
1. Starburst laundry room clothespin wreath
When you think of clothespins, does your mind immediately go to the laundry room, no matter what you’re doing with them? Well, that doesn’t have to be a bad thing because, thanks to tutorials like this one from Overthrow Martha, there are all kinds of cute laundry room themed decor pieces you can make! This funny clothespin wreath is the perfect example of what we mean.
2. Thread wrapped wooden clothespin dolls
Are the kinds of clothespins you have to work with actually the old fashioned ones that don’t have a hinge so you’re not so sure about a craft where clipping them onto something is the main component? In that case, we think maybe you’ll prefer making these adorable yarn wrapped clothespin dolls outlined step by step on This Heart of Mine! We love that they used different colours and techniques to create different looking people in all kinds of outfits.
3. Clothespin airplanes
In your house, are the most popular crafts always the ones that are fun to make and to play with in some way after? Well, that’s true for our house too, so we’d definitely suggest taking a look at these awesome clothespin airplanes outlined step by step on My Super Foods. They were a huge hit in our house and now we have a whole air fleet.
4. Clothespin coffee filter butterfly
If you’re going to make a craft with clothespins, would you also like to have some other kind of upcycled supply or crafty technique involve, just to keep things interesting? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how The Imagination Tree got creative with colour by dying coffee filters to make butterfly wings and pinching them into a wooden clothespin body.