Clothespin Magnets {Easy Craft}

Good morning, friends!! I’m back from the Haven Conference which was AMAZING {tell you more about that soon!} and I have a super fun and easy craft to share. I’ve been wanting to create clothespin magnets for a long time. I finally did it and am very excited to make more of these for Christmas gifts, housewarming gifts and more. They are easy, inexpensive and super cute!

easy craftPretty cute, right? :)

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I love working with Mod Podge, so when I had the opportunity to try out their new products, I might have squealed a little bit. Y’all. Look at everything they sent. Crazy awesome Mod Podge explosion all over my kitchen table! There are new Mod Podge formulas, accessories and new products from their Podgeables line that are now available at Michaels as well as in the Plaid online store.

clothespin magnet

Clothespin Magnets Supplies Needed:

  • 4 Clothespins
  • 4 Podgeable Shapes {the little clear ovals and squares}
  • 2 Sheets of Podgeable Papers
  • Adhesive Mounts {or hot glue}
  • Antique Matte Mod Podge
  • Package of Magnets
  • Mod Podge 7 Piece Tool Kit {or scissors, brush, emery board, ruler}

clothespin magnet

First, trace the Podgeable shapes onto the Podgeable paper. Then cut out the paper shapes.

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This stuff is awesome!

clothespin magnet

Using Antique Mod Podge, glue the paper shapes to the back of the Podgeable shapes.

clothespin magnet

Let them dry and then Mod Podge over the paper on the back to seal the paper onto the shapes.

clothespin magnet

While the shapes are drying, cut out paper strips to fit over the front of the clothespins. I cut four 3/8″ strips out of Podgeable papers.

clothespin magnet

Mod Podge the paper strips in place on the clothespins. “Glue” the paper in place first, let it dry and then brush Mod Podge over the top to seal it. I gave the clothespins two layers of Antique Matte Mod Podge. I love how the Antique formula gives a bit of a yellowy-brown hint to the paper.

clothespin magnet

Back to the shapes…once they are completely dry, use the emery board {you could also use a sanding block} to smooth the edges of the paper. See how the paper on the right is a bit large for the shape? By using the emery board, I “fit” the paper to the shape perfectly as seen by the square on the left.

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I attached the shapes on the clothespins using the Mod Podge Adhesive Mounts, but next time I will use hot glue. For this application the Adhesive Mounts seem a bit too unstable and squishy, but they would be perfect for many other things!

clothespin magnet

To finish off this little project, I added two round magnets to each clothespin.

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I love how they turned out! Like I said before, I’m definitely going to be making more of these for gifting!

Do you enjoy crafting with Mod Podge?

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XO

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