I’ve seen cute decorative clothespin magnets all over the web, and just had to make some of my own. I like this craft for two reasons: it doesn’t require a huge time commitment or skill, and you can be as creative as you want for very little expense.

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

 

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

I cut out some scrapbook paper to fit the size of the clothespins, and then just mod podged it on to the clothespins, and painted a coat over the top. I love stripes, so I thought they turned out adorable.

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

I used a roll of magnetic tape and cut it up to fit the back of my clothespins.

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

This tape comes in a roll, and after you cut it to the size you want, just peel off the backing and stick it to the back of your clothespins.

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

I made some with sweet musical note paper…

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

Some with glitter…

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

and my daughter and I made some with peel and stick letters. The possibilities are endless, and I’m sure you all can be a lot more creative than I am.

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

Of course they are not just for holding notes on the fridge, but they also work great at keeping bags closed!

Clothespin Magnets, Clothespin Magnets, Joyful Homemaking

Have fun making them!

18 Comments

  1. What a great idea! I’m forever looking for clips in my “junk” drawer for potato chip bags and such. I’m off to make some of these right now. Love your blog!!

  2. Margo,

    I just love these…you have convinced me that I need to do this! I was thinking about doing something like this with a cork board…but I like the magnet twist! Yours are ADORABLE!!! I love it! Looks like one of my next projects! Thanks for sharing!

    Erin

  3. Such a fun idea, and perfect for me since I just picked up some magnet strips that are the perfect size but hadn’t decided what to use them for.

  4. Very cute!
    I’m hosting a link party on Fridays and I would love it if you would drop by Jennifer Cooks and link up to Fusion Fridays with your favorite or most recent recipes, handmade crafts, diy projects, tips & tricks, and how to’s! { open through Wednesday! }

  5. I love these,and am so in to sheet music. I also really like simple projects that are adorable. Also like what you do with cool whip! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Party!
    PS – now following you!

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