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Easy Christmas Crafts: # 3 DIY Clothespin Magnets

We still have loads of Christmas crafts to share with you! Today we have a guest post from The Dabbling Speechie – with these great clothespin magnets which you are sure to enjoy!


Thanks for having me Kathryn! As the weather has gotten colder and the holiday season is in full swing, I have been dabbling on pinterest in search of easy, stylish and functional crafts that I could sell at a craft faire I participated in and figured what I didn’t sell, would make for awesome holiday gifts. Today I am here to share how to make clothespin magnets that you can make for yourself, give to your child’s teacher, co-workers, family and friends for under $3!

magnet materialsItems you need:

  • Clothespins (I got 36 clothespins for a $1 at the dollar store or you can go to a craft store)
  • Paint brush to apply the Mod Podge
  • Magnet strip from a craft store (Use a coupon to get a good deal)
  • Mod Podge glue from any craft store
  • Colorful Scrapbook paper (I chose this cool green chevron pattern to follow the Christmas spirit)
  • Glue gun or other glue adhesive to glue on the magnet strip

glue clothespin

Using your paint brush, put some glue on the clothespin and press the strip of paper on top of the clothespin. Wait a minute or two for it to dry.

hot glueThen add a layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper that you just glued on the clothespin. This will seal the paper. After the Mod Podge dries, then on the back side of the clothespin, put a line of hot glue. Adhere the magnet strip to the back of the clothespin and hold until it dries. Make 6 more the exact same way.

MAGNET FINSIHEDI made some name tags out of card stock and punched a hole at the top. Then, I clipped all my magnets on some fiber jute ribbon, wrapped them in twine and hot glue gunned the extra twine around the name tag. Now you got yourself a cute DIY gift that can hang pictures and children’s art work on the fridge! Make sure you get magnets that are a little bit thick. Mine was able to hold my son’s turkey art project and pictures of my kids. Thanks for having me!! Visit my blog, facebook, TPT, instagram and Pinterest for more ideas and resources.



  1. I LOVE these Felice! In fact, this is what I’m using for gifts for the teachers in my school this year!

  2. These are adorable! Love them! 🙂

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