DIY Clothespin Craft for Back-to-School
- First, insert the double sided foil into the embossing folder and run a blunt object over the top to emboss the foil.
- Cut the embossed foil to fit over the top side of the clothespins.
- Remove tape backing and place on clothespin
- Flip the clothespin over and glue the tack onto the backside of the clothespin
5 Uses for Clothespins in the Classroom
- Identify cords
- Hang artwork and projects that need to dry
- Hold a book open
- A pencil rest
Clothespins out of the Classroom
Remember clothespins can spice up your home as well!
We all have that issue of running out of space to put pictures and somehow all our family photos get hidden in an album where they become lost forever, never to be seen. Clothespins are an easy solution to celebrate your favorite memories, as well as share your favorite memories with whoever sets foot into your home.
Don’t you just love accent walls? Continue reading to find out how you can achieve the look below:
What you need: (NOTE: All these products can be found very cheap at any department store or your local dollar store)
2. A roll of twine or yarn
4. Adhesive hooks
5. Adhesive strips
6. Lanterns or lights (optional)
7. Inspirational wall art (optional)
First decide how much wall space you have to create your accent wall. Try to choose a wall that has a lot of empty space and isn’t being blocked by any furniture.
Next measure the length for the yarn by placing it up against the wall. After the length is measured cut the desired length using the scissor. If you want multiple strings of pictures, cut as many pieces of string necessary to fulfill your vision.
Take two adhesive hooks per piece of twine. Take one end of the twine and tie a knot around one of the adhesive hooks. Repeat with the other end of the twine.
Repeat both steps until you are finished with all the precut twine.
There are multiple ways to go about the next few steps, but I found that the easiest way to complete the craft is to attach the twine with the hooks to the wall before attaching the pictures and the clothespins. After all the pieces of twine are hung on the wall.
Sort through your favorite pictures and choose the ones you want to include in this accent wall. Although it may be hard, try not to choose too many pictures because you don’t want the accent wall to be overwhelming. Try to keep each a maximum of 15 pictures per string. (Remember the amount may vary depending on how small or large the space is).
Take one clothespin per picture and attach it to the string. Try to space the pictures out as evenly as possible. It is easy to see how the pictures are spaced out if you take a step back away from the wall. Now brace yourself, this is where things start to get fun! You can add anything that represents your personality or your family’s personality. I added lanterns on top and some cute inspirational quotes.
The best thing about this part is that you can get creative: add your own artwork, your favorite posters, your children’s artwork and the list just goes on and on!