Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Photo Clothespins

Given my love for clothespins, I cannot believe that it has taken me so long to think of this! 

I have been trying to come up with some creative ideas for clothespins that were easy to make,
but something I had not seen before.  I have seen the Mod Podge scrapbook paper on clothespins, 
but I had never seen photos on clothespins!  So.... here we go!

First, I chose the photos that I wanted to use and then I resized them (3.25 inches by .50 inches) 
and altered them in Adobe Photoshop.  (I love Adobe Photoshop).  

After I altered my photos, I printed them onto card stock.  

Then I gathered my supplies {paper cutter, Mod Podge, sponge, clothespins :-), 
printed photos, super glue, recycled magnets cut to size).

Next, I cut my photos and I applied Mod Podge to the clothespins.
While I was at it, I couldn't resist making a few clothespins for my
potato chip bags.

If you put the Mod Podge on your paper instead of the clothespin,
it will make your paper wet and will cause tearing if you try to move it.
Apply Mod Podge directly onto the clothespin instead of the paper.

After you place your photo on the clothespin, apply Mod Podge to the top.

You can use twisted paper to keep the clothespin from closing so the 
Mod Podge will dry without sticking the clothespin together.

Once they are dry, you can use them however you wish.

I decided to add magnets to the back of three of the clothespins 
to stick them on the refrigerator.  I plan to use one clothespin for 
each of our kids so that if we need to leave them notes, we can 
just clip the note to the clothespin for whom the note is written.

So, these are my new photo clothespins.  

I hope this project inspires you to make use of photos you love 
that you may not be able to see everyday!

Please leave me a comment and let know what you think!

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Until next time, be blessed!

:-)  Tonya

* P.S. - I linked this post to 52 Mantels and House of Hepworths and live laugh {linky}


  1. Oh my heck, this is so clever! My first thought was how cute these would be at a wedding, clipped to some lights or holding up other photos. I am so impressed! Never would I have thought up something like this. New follower! Yay for being blog friends :)

    1. Those are all great ideas, too! :-) Thanks for following me.... I'm on my way over to visit your blog right now! ;-)

  2. great project! I recycle magnets all the time--the ones that come on the phone books. :)

    love your clips!


  3. Wow...what a clever and FUN idea. I'm so totally giving this a try!!

    I've pinned this!!

  4. Too cute! I totally agree with the lights and or pic idea at a wedding. I'm pinning this for sure and trying!

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Hope yours turn out great! :-)

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