There’s something so nostalgic about wooden clothespin and wooden clothespin crafts. The wood clothespin are charming in how textural they are and they’re surprisingly useful as organizing tools. It’s so easy to personalize wooden clothespins to give as a Father’s Day gift or for any occasion. Its a great craft to make with kids to give as gifts.
I found these wood clothespin at a local department store last winter. You can use any type of wooden clothespin, but these ones that are a bit wider than traditional wood clothespins give you more decorating space. You’ll also need craft paint, a sponge paint brush, paint pens and/or permanent markers.
Wooden Clothespin Crafts
The clothespins I found came already decorated, but I wanted different colors and designs so I painted them. Depending on the color of paint you choose as your base color, you may need two coats to completely cover the original design. Paint each clothespin a base color with craft paint. I find using a sponge paint brush applies the paint smoothly and easily. Let the paint dry well, usually about 20 – 30 minutes is long enough. Add simple graphic designs to the painted clothespin. Paint pens work better on dark base colors but a bit more tricky to use for younger children. Permanent markers give better control and work well on lighter base colors.
Decorated wooden clothespins are great for organizing bills, mail, and piles of papers. They’re also great bookmarks.
It’s always tough to figure out what to give as a Father’s Day gift, especially since I enjoy giving homemade gifts. It’s easy to personalize these decorated clothespins with Dad’s favorite colors or designs.
Warning – wooden clothespin crafts are addictive. You’ll want to have a lot of clothespins on-hand because once you start decorating, you won’t want to stop. Who do you know who would enjoy a nostalgic and useful gift of decorated wood clothespins?
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