DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets Craft Project

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DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets Craft Project
Need chip clips or note holders for your fridge or office? Then why not craft your own? Using clothespins – in your size of choice, decorative washi tape and craft store magnets, you can create your own custom clothespin magnets to match your kitchen decor! This super simple craft project takes under an hour and makes a great weekend family craft project!
To get started you will need the following supplies:
stickers or decorative scrapbook embellishments (optional)
scissors
Here’s what you do:
How to Make Decorative Clothespin Magnets - An Easy Kids Craft Project for a Rainy Day
First apply strips of washi tape to your clothespins. You can use it on one or both sides. (The magnets will stay better if you leave washi tape off of the back side where you will be adhering the magnets.)
DIY Handmade Washi Tape Clothespins Craft Project
Then carefully trim the excess washi tape from the top and sides of the magnets using scissors.
DIY Chip Clips for Your Fridge - Craft Project for Making Refrigerator Magnets for Notes and Clips
Next, apply your stickers or embellishments to the front of your washi tape decorated clothespins. For ours, Meagan and I used puffy, sparkle alphabet stickers to spell out words.
Tutorial for Making Decorative Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets for your Fridge
Now apply small amount of E6000 glue to one side of your magnets and press firmly on to the back side of your decorated clothespins. Allow to dry completely.
DIY Handmade Clothespin Magnets Decorated with Japanese washi tape
Once the glue adhering the magnets to the backs of the clothespins have dried you can put your new handmade creations on your refrigerator! Now they’ll always be handing for grabbing to use as chip clips or to put a note, recipe or coupon up on the fridge! For more ideas on craft projects you can use Japanese washi tape for click here.

Wedding Place Card Holder/Favor Tutorial

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This tutorial was written by and is reprinted courtesy of Kat’s Krafts.

Need a cute, fun, inexpensive idea for wedding favors/place card holders?

These fun embellished clothespin magnets are the perfect idea; they’re super simple to put together and look great!
(Watch for them on theknot.com’s upcoming do-it-yourself blog!)

Also, if you’re not keen on doing-it yourself or don’t have the time, I’d be happy to put together a custom order for you. Check out my etsy shop – katskrafts.etsy.com

Materials Needed

Clothespins
Magnets
Mod Podge
Diamond Glaze (or hot glue)
Decorative paper
Ink Pad
Ribbon (optional)
Scissors/paper trimmer
Small foam brush

Step 1
Trim decorative paper to just smaller than clothespin side. You will need 2 strips of paper for each clothespin. Spread a thin layer of Mod Podge along each side of the clothespin (using the foam brush) and adhere the paper to it, pressing out any air bubbles.
Step 2
Using an ink pad and a light touch, distress the outer edges of the clothespin. Allow to dry.
Step 3
Spread another thin layer of Mod Podge over the clothespin sides, to seal, making sure to cover all of the paper edges. Allow to dry. Apply a second coat, if desired.
Step 4
Adhere the magnet to the back side of the clothespin using Diamond Glaze (recommended) or hot glue. Press firmly until the magnet is secure, or the magnet will be attracted to the metal of the spring and may rip your paper. The best position for ease of use as a magnet is just above the spring. Neodymium magnets offer the strongest pull and can be ordered online from many reputable sellers.
Step 5
Tie ribbon onto the clothespin, or embellish any way you see fit! (Other neat ideas include rhinestones, a monogram, or silk flower with button center.) These work wonderfully as place card holders and are a fabulously fun and functional wedding favor!
Kat’s Kraft’s is home of the Wedding Cootie Catcher where you’ll find fun and unique wedding favors, place cards, menus and programs.
Each cootie layout is as unique as the couple they are designed for. They are personalized with everything to suit each couple’s theme from the paper (there are over 50 colors available!) to the font, the design, and the wording, to the outer names/images, etc. Personalized with questions about you and your fiancé, your guests will be delighted to get to know more about you two as a couple while they mingle with others. (ex.- Where did the bride and groom meet?) This is perfect for that time when they are waiting on you at the reception venue as you take those all-important wedding photos. Another fun idea is to use these as “dares” to get the party started! (ex.- Ask a stranger to dance.) Learn more about these unique and fun favors at Kat’s Krafts.