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Quick Craft: Country Chic Clothespins

Give your boring clothespins an easy makeover with these colorful clothespin designs.

Project by Stephanie Staton, Hobby Farms Editor; Designs by Emily Lawrence Mendoza


Give your clothespins flair with these printable clothespin designs. Photo by Stephanie Staton (HobbyFarms.com)
Photo by Stephanie Staton
Give your clothespins flair with these printable clothespin designs.

So laundry isn’t your favorite farmhouse chore—we can completely relate. But if the job needs to be done, why not look on the bright side of the situation? A little positive thinking can never hurt, especially when hours of folding and ironing lie ahead.

First of all, give yourself a pat on the back for line-drying. By foregoing the dryer in favor of a clothesline, you’re saving energy and money in the process. (Check out this infographic for details.) We can’t promise that the work of line-drying laundry will always be easy, but with these printable clothespin designs, it will at least be fun.

This craft is easy to implement. To use the designs below to decorate your clothespins, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Click on the color of choice from the options below to download the PDF.

  2. Print the PDF and cut out the pattern.

  3. Place pattern on clothespin, trim to fit, and apply two thing layers of decoupage glue—letting dry between applications—to paper to adhere and seal it. (Tip: For an easy decoupage glue, mix three parts white glue with one part water.)

  4. Allow clothespins to dry completely before putting to use.

In addition to using decorated clothespins to hang clothes to dry, put them to use in a variety of ways: as bag clips in the kitchen, to display cards or artwork in a living room or bedroom, to organize desk supplies in your home office, or as an element in your favorite craft.

If you have a favorite farmhouse use for clothespins that we haven't already thought of, tell us in the comments below.

Teal Clothespins
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Red Clothespins
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Green Clothespins
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Orange Clothespins
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Blue Clothespins
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Light-blue Clothespins
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Purple Clothespins
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Light-red Clothespins
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I also use clothespins to hold my knitting together.
Debi, Danielsville, GA
Posted: 1/22/2014 6:47:09 AM
I have tried and tried to print off the designs for the clothespins, and it won't even download so I can print. Any suggestions? Are the websites only good for so long, This came out in the May/June magazine. Thanks for your help.
These are so cute. I love your magazine.
Roxane, Quincy, MI
Posted: 10/7/2013 9:19:47 PM
Delicia, that is a good idea! A coat of polyurethane would work.
Hobby Farms Editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 8/12/2013 5:24:56 AM
Great idea. However a water repellent spray/or brush on liquid should be used to protect them from the elemnts
Delicia, Canisteo, NY
Posted: 8/10/2013 4:39:38 PM
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