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How To Make Fabric Covered Clothespins

How To Make Fabric Covered Clothespins Tutorial
How To Make Fabric Covered Clothespins Tutorial
I really wanted something to highlight the kids’ artwork, something that would hang over our chalkboard wall, and be relatively easy–I found the answer in these crafty fabric covered clothespins!

Simple and easy, I can’t believe how cute these fabric covered clothespins turned out. Although one blog suggested using double-sided tape, I thought that the decoupage finish option sounded infinitely easier.

Even Kid #1 wanted to help. So, he used the decoupage finish and spread it on each clothespin while I lined up the fabric. Now? I have just what I wanted and it hardly cost a thing! Win/win. I found this idea (to use as gift tags) on the Prudent Baby blog.

How To Make Fabric Covered Clothespins: A Tutorial

How To Make Fabric Covered Clothespins

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I think this is a great beginning! Those craftier than I, could paint the clothespin first and even add do-dads of some kind on the top of it. Fun!

Original gift tag tutorial from Prudent Baby Blog.


  • Pencil or Fabric Marker
  • Ruler (for straight edge)
  • Scrap Fabric
  • Decoupage Finish
  • Clothespins


  1. Flip fabric over and trace the outline of the clothespin.
  2. Cut it out.
  3. Paint clothespin with decoupage finish.
  4. Attach fabric over the top.
  5. Let dry 10 minutes.
  6. Paint the top of the fabric with a coat of decoupage finish.
  7. Let dry 10 minutes.
  8. Slightly sand edges to remove frayed fabric.
  9. Enjoy!

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  1. Thanks! Scrapbooking paper! I didn’t think of that! Great idea! I’ve got a bunch from my scrapbooking days…like, 7 years ago! :)

  2. Those turned out great! You could use scrapbooking paper as well. I think I need to make some to hang up our Christmas cards with!

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