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DIY: Organizing Clothespin Tacks

Hi! I hope you are having a great weekend!
If you’ve browsed Etsy lately you’ve probably seen the multitude of adorable clothespins. They are covered in paper, fabric, paint and glitter too! All of that crafting cuteness inspired me to make my own clothespin tacks for my cork board. I love cute things that are also functional, so I thought this would be a perfect solution for sorting incoming mail. I love that these don’t put holes in all of my paperwork and I can swap bills out with ease. 

Here is what I did…

I started by taking apart the clothespins, roughing up all of the sides with sandpaper and painting all but the sections where the paper will be adhered.  

I printed out clothespin labels on scrapbook paper.  *Test print first!  You can download the template here.

I cut out the paper and glued it to the unpainted area.

Applied 2 coats of Mod Podge over the paper.

Put the clothespins carefully back together and attached the tacks to the back of them using super glue (E-6000 or other adhesives will also work)

This is a great visual way to organize bills and everyday lists!
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  1. Brilliant idea! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  2. Thanks so much for breaking it down for us. The pictures make it seem doable.

    You rock!!!


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