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A new life for the wooden clothespin – lots of DIY ideas for recycling your clothespins

Diverting an object from its original function and giving it new life is the magic of DIY with recycled materials. Take, for example, the wooden clothespin – an everyday object of no interest and of great simplicity. What to do with wooden clothespins you will certainly ask. We respond to you with lots of creative ideas circulating in the DIY community. Projects to decorate your exterior or exterior, storage tips that make your life easier, creative activities to keep children entertained, there really is it all. Discover all the secrets here and you will never look at your clothespins the same again.

Wooden clothespin – daily object revisited in many DIY projects.

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Basket made with a tin can and clothespins

Supply :

  • wooden clothespins
  • an empty tin can
  • buttons of different sizes and colors
  • white acrylic paint
  • a foam drawing brush
  • mini Glue Dots

Burlap flower:

  • a stick
  • yellow and pink burlap
  • raffia thread

Steps to follow :

  1. Go around the tin can with the wooden clothespins.
  2. Paint the outside of the basket with the foam brush.
  3. Glue the buttons on the clothespins using the glue dots.

Nice tin can basket and recycled clothespins.

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To make the fake flower:

  1. Cut out a burlap flower.
  2. Cut a small circle of canvas flower in a different color. Superimpose the two pieces.
  3. Place a button in the center of the flower by attaching it to the stick with a raffia thread.

 An air of spring in the decor.

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Once the DIY is done, give free rein to your imagination to fill the basket.

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Original wreath made of clothespins 

Stationery :

  • brown decorative wooden clothespins
  • a wooden crown stand
  • a brush
  • a hot glue gun
  • canvas flowers Petaloo
  • acrylic paint

Steps to follow :

  1. Paint the wooden stand with white acrylic paint. Leave to dry. The white color will highlight the maps displayed.
  2. Disassemble the clothespins.
  3. You can choose to paint the parts. To give them even more natural charm, choose a wood effect paint  Tattered Angles.
  4. Glue the pieces on the support with hot glue, alternating the larger pieces and the mini white clips.
  5. Using the hot glue gun, attach the burlap flowers to the wreath.
  6. Tie a knot of jute yarn with multiple loops. Tie a pendant in the center. Secure it on the crown.
  7. Hang the wreath on the wall.
  8. You can slide the desired cards between the pieces of the clamps and the wall or you can glue them.

Artistic wall decoration to display your pretty finds.

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  You can also make your own cardboard crown holder.

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Alternate clamps of different sizes and colors.

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A charming project.

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How to make an airplane with clothespins.

Stationery :

  • wooden clothespins
  • mini wooden popsicle sticks
  • medium sized wooden popsicle sticks
  • hot glue gun and stick glue
  • magnets
  • spray paint or acrylic paint

Manufacturing:

  • Put a little glue on one side of the clothespin.
  • Glue a stick on it to make the upper wing of the plane.
  • Put glue on the other side of the clamp. Attach a second popsicle stick just below the upper wing.
  • Glue a mini-stick at the end of the pliers to make the tail of the plane.
  • To make the rudder of the plane, cut the ends of a few ice cream sticks using a hacksaw.
  • Put some glue at the end of the part and attach it to the tail of the biplane.
  • Spray paint the biplane. Attach a stick in the mouth of the clamp to hold more easily.
  • Stick a magnet.

Make an airplane with clothespins and ice cream sticks.

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An ingenious headphone holder

Stationery:

  • 2 wooden clothespins
  • a multi-purpose glue
  • decorative tape
  • a pair of scissors

Steps to follow :

  1. First, to make sure the headphone wire will not slip out of the hole, clamp it with the pliers just below the headphone jack. If the jack does not pass, proceed to the next step.
  2. Personalize the clips by adhering to them decorative masking tape of your choice on the sides.
  3. Glue the two clothespins together in reverse order as shown in the photo below.
  4. Pinch the headphone cable below the jack. Start winding the cable around the clamp, passing it around the springs.
  5. Once the cable is rolled up, clamp the other end of the headphones with the second clamp.

A neon or pastel masking tape will also give a nice contrast with the natural wood.

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  A very simple technique so that your headphones never get tangled at the bottom of the bag.

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Pretty butterfly made with a muffin box and a wooden clothespin.

 Stationery :

  • 4 paper muffin cups
  • acrylic paint
  • sprinkles to sprinkle
  • wooden clothespins
  • glitter glue
  • Glitter
  • a pair of scissors
  • a sparkling little gem
  • a water-based ink ( Distress Ink )

Instructions :

  1. Take four paper muffin cases.
  2. Fold them in half and then in half again to form quarters.
  3. Shape the wings with a pair of scissors.
  4. Take a sponge dipped in ink and add a touch of color to the wings by lightly dabbing the ends.
  5. Paint the clothespin with soft acrylic paint. Sprinkle them with glitter.
  6. Use a piece of natural string to create the antennae. Drop some glue on its ends and dip them in the glitter.
  7. Take the clothespin, the antennae, the small crystal rhinestone (another type of fake gem) and glue them together.
  8. Glue the antennas on top of the clothespin.

Decorative glitter butterfly.

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 Decorate the wings as you wish.

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 Recycled fridge magnets 

Stationery :

  • clothespins
  • Scotch tape
  • adhesive magnets or adhesive magnetic tape
  • superglue
  • ultra-fine glitter powder
  • a disposable cardboard plate
  • a drawing brush
  • Mod Podge glue

Spice up your fridge with these pretty glittering clothespins.

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 Steps to follow :

  1. Use tape to protect the ends of the tweezers that will not be covered with glitter.
  2. Cut the magnetic strip to the desired width and length to form the magnets.
  3. Glue the magnets on the wooden clothespins. Let dry for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour some of the desired glitter powder into the cardboard plate.
  5. Apply a light coat of Mod Podge glue to the top side of each clamp. Avoid the taped end. Press the tongs against the plate to adhere the glitter.
  6. Let the clamps dry for 20 minutes.

Magnetic clips to display your photos or small messages.

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 Original trivet in vintage clothespins.

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 Disassemble your clothespins (you will need around 20 disassembled parts).

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Glue the half-pieces two by two. Let them dry.

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Glue the ends of the pliers with hot glue to form a rosette.

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Now is the time to color your trivet or keep the charm of natural wood.

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The colorful version brightens up our decor.

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In the same way we also create a suspension in the shape of a snowflake.

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 Cubic candle holder decorated with clothespins for a Scandinavian design.

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A pretty candlestick in autumn colors.

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A clothespin planter.

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Well pot cover.

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  Fruit basket made with clothespins and cable.

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Clothespins invite themselves into the wedding decor. 

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Valentine’s Edition clothespin. 

A Valentine’s Day wreath in the reclaimed spirit.

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Magnetic clothespins for a colorful decoration.

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Original painting technique without brushes to entertain children.

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Create African animals with clothespins.

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Vintage car in wooden clothespin. 

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A snowman puzzle made with wooden clothespins.

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 Tea towel holder in wood shade clothespins.

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A mini chair made of clothespins.

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Mirror frame made with wooden clothespins and two plates.

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Pretty sunflower wreath to hang on your door. 

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Original Christmas DIY – a pretty snowflake made from disassembled clothespins. 

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 Recycled wall decoration.

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 Use a wooden clothespin to attach gift tags and greeting cards.

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Vintage wooden clothespin transformed into a cute bunny. 

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    Make a pendant with the spring of the dismantled wooden clothespin.

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 Christmas tree in clothespins and lollipops.

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