My friend, J., made me an adorable decorated clothespin as a gift and I use it all the time to keep my notes and papers organized. Every time I see that clothes pin I smile (even if it’s clipped to a bill). I love that happy clothespin so much that I made some DIY patriotic clothespins with my kiddos to give as gifts.
Although the clothespins came decorated, I simply painted over the original design with white craft paint. It took 2-3 coats of white paint, but was quick to do. While the coats of white craft paint were drying, I painted the blue background on each clothes pin. Using paint pins, I added the “stars” and the stripes to the flag. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry so you can move onto the next step.
They would make cute place card holders for a party. Or you can use them like I do to organize your papers and To Do items.
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