As long as I can remember, I’ve loved magnets and magnet boards. Push pins and cork boards were always driving me crazy because the pins would fall out. I loved having a locker in high school because I could use magnets to hold up lists and pictures. Now I use my fridge to contain all my different magnets. It sometimes drives my husband crazy, but I don’t care :). One of my favorite hacks are adding strong magnets to clothespins. Clothespins can be painted or decorated in so many ways to make them unique and fun. These fabric covered DIY clothespin magnets for fridge or lockers are great because they’re functional and pretty. Today I’m going to show you how to add some scrap fabric to a clothespin to add personality and color.
- Clothespins (I used big 6 inch Clothes Pins and regular size ones)
- Mod Podge
- Strong Magnets (I used these ones and these ones)
- Scrap Fabric
- Rotary Cutter or Fabric Scissors
- E-6000 Adhesive
Trace the giant clothespin on piece of cardstock or paper.
For the little ones, I simply measured and cut it with my mat and rotary cutter. After, cut your fabric pieces using the templates or measurements. Next, apply a thick layer of mod podge to your clothespins. Then apply your fabric onto the mod podge.
Cut off any excess fabric that overlaps the sides.
Fold any excess fabric that goes over the end of each side and mod podge it on.
Lastly, using E6000 glue, attach the magnets. For the big clothespins, I used two of the black magnets to stabilize it. Let it dry and then it will be ready to use!
And there you go, your new DIY clothespin magnets are done!
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Havalah is a creative blogger over at Sisters, What! and is DIYer who loves to try anything creative. But especially loves to sew, craft and paint. She seems to have millions of projects going on at one time, but enjoys every minute of it.