IMG_1072 One of the easiest and popular craft projects out there is embellishing clothespins. I made a bunch HERE for my Christmas Advent Calendar. I made them HERE as part of a gift for a friend. Each time I made them, I traced them onto scrapbook paper and then cut them out.  Not really a big deal but the little metal springs that hold the pin together kind of got in the way when tracing them and made for a bit of a pain in the butt.
Having the need to embellish some more for a project I’m working on, I decided to create a template to use and I wanted to share it with you. This template will give you 45 strips of paper to embellish 45 standard clothes pins with. All you need to do is print it out on the back of an 8.5×11 piece of scrapbook paper and cut the lines with a paper cutter/trimmer or even a scissor. If you have a 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper that you want to use instead, just trim it down to 8.5×11 and feed through your printer.
Once you have your strips of paper cut out, just Mod Podge them to the clothes pins. After making a bunch myself I realized that the paper overhangs just a tiny bit on the edges. A little sand paper (or even a nail file!) will take care of that and it will also give you a neat worn out look.
Click HERE  to download a PDF copy of the template. You can cut out a bunch on different papers and then keep them on hand for the next time you want to make some. It will save you time when you are in a rush and just need a little last minute gift.
If you make and sell these on Etsy or anywhere else, please feel free to use the template. šŸ™‚
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  1. Great idea! I have tons of scrapbook paper AND clothespins so I will be making these. If I show it on my blog, I promise to link it back to this post too. šŸ™‚

  2. Such a GREAT idea!!! That darn little metal piece most definitely does get in the way! Thank you so much for sharing! This will be MUCH quicker and easier especially since I can use my paper cutter to just cut down the lines! Thanks again!! xoxo

  3. Super Cute! I’ve made a few of these before and it is just so darn hard to cut the pieces the right size. I’ve seen some stamped clothespins and would love to figure out how to make them for my Etsy shop.

  4. Oh Thank You! I make these often and I just cut them on my paper cutter–in fact, I have the correct measurement permanently marked on my paper cutter. Thanks again.

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