But I don’t have a Clothesline…. Over 20 awesome uses for clothespins

Since we have started our new adventure I have had several people say to me “But I don’t have a clothesline, so I don’t need clothespins…”  So, I gathered over 20 ways we use clothespins… Here they are…

Oh, but they are wonderful little gadgets! I have used them for quite a few things in the past and since I have been carrying several around with me the last couple months they have come to be very useful.

What I love is that they are beautiful and heavy duty clothespins. Many clothespin projects you find have fabric or paper Mod Podged on the pin or they painting them first. I understand that, the box store clothespin is not attractive. Our pins are beautiful already and don’t need the added treatment.

Below I have compiled the many

Wonderful Ways to use Clothespins

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1) Of course, My favorite use for our clothespins is for line drying. 

When we started to line dry we quickly learned that the cheapy pins you get in the store just make the job frustrating.

Chasing and playing peekaboo
Chasing and playing peekaboo

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2) Art Corner

Kids Art Corner

Same set-up on darker wall. I like both but kept it on the lighter wall because it really brightens it up.
Same set-up on darker wall. I like both but kept it on the lighter wall because it really brightens it up.

 Go here to see how I built it.

3) Find it! 

I do this all the time and it is a time saver. They come in handy to clamp something on to the side of my purse when I don’t want it lost in the black hole it sometimes becomes…


4) Keep Pairs of gloves together.


I love this… I also pair it with this idea

Our Clothespins are strong enough to hold those wet, heavy and drippy winter gloves
Our Clothespins are strong enough to hold those wet, heavy and drippy winter gloves


5)Build Clothespin Snowflakes

I built these with our Clothespin Halves. Make 3 ornaments with one pack of Clothespin Halves. (Available Here)

Read the tutorial HERE


At the end clear out all the holes of glue and glitter with a toothpick


6) Organize your thread



This would also work great for those small bunches of yarn…

For storage you could clip to a pants hanger with multiple tiers.

7) Create a Trivet. 

I love these beautiful, shape-shifting trivets made out of Clothespin Halves (found here).  A fun and easy craft project. Find out how I made them HERE 

trivet label only

Trivet Wave with labeljpg

8) Hold Pages in a book. Or use as a bookmark

Would be great for cookbooks or for reading while working out
Would be great for cookbooks or for reading while working out


9) Name/Place Cards or Business Card holder. 

I think these would look so wonderful for place cards in a rustic wedding.



(I left Garfield in the picture… He is a permanent fixture

in my office for when I start taking myself too seriously)

10) Food Bag Clips


11) Nail Holder

Yeah! No more banged up fingers!
Yeah! No more banged up fingers!


12) Towel Clip

Okay… As crazy as this may sound to some.. This is one of my favorite uses.

 This may not be a big deal in some families but being a mother of preschoolers the towel is ALWAYS on the ground. This works great! The preschooler can wipe her hands and our clips are strong enough that they keep the towel on the holder.


13) Mini Clamps

Need to glue and secure that craft project or those objects during gluing?

Kevin’s Quality Clothespins have a strong spring and will hold a secure grip.



14) Hair Clip

We went on a trip at the beginning of the month and I found myself with no hairband available for

my little girls hair and cam up with this solution.

It worked great! I think we are going to start a new trend 🙂

How cute is that!
How cute is that!


15) Fridge Art and Picture holder

One of my favorites. I stuck some self-adhesive magnets to the back


16) Headset Organizer


You can make this simple storage by simply gluing two clothespins together.

17) Cord Tamer


18) Recipe Holder

Keeps them off the counter and visible. 

You could also attach one of these on the inside door of a cabinet for a recipe holder


19) Secure it

We were on a long car trip at the beginning of this month. Our van was packed to it’s maximum capacity so my purse had to go by my feet. The strap was bugging me by hitting my ankles so WA LA Clothespin to the rescue.


20) Occupy a Preschooler… well any kid…

My preschooler and my older kids love playing with the clothespins. I also took them on the road in a container with pompoms. It occupied my toddler for a good stretch of road.


The Busy “Bag” activity we used in the car


This is a Crystal Light container with a hole cut in the top. The painters tape protects little fingers.

21) Holding a table cloth on an outdoor table

Missed getting a picture of this…. One of The Carpenter’s Grandmothers LOVES clothespins and she doesn’t even own a clothesline. She has an outdoor table and because she lives in a windy area she has to secure her table cloth on with clips.

There are a couple crafts I want to complete that I don’t yet have done…

I will post picts when they are complete

22) Necklace Holder

My next clothespin craft project is going to be to hang some of our clothespins on either a nice board or just on the inside of my bathroom cabinet to hang my necklaces.

23) Key/doorway note Keeper

This is going to be one of my clothespin craft projects. I am going to secure about 5 clips to a nice board and have it near the door to hold keys or notes we need to keep track of for taking with us that day.

Because they are a heavy duty clothespin they are strong enough to hold up my heavy key chains.

This idea would also work great for those with public school children to organize papers that need to be taken to school

maybe a Monday through Friday set of  Pins.

24) Christmas Card Hanger

I am going to have a Christmas themed top hanger (maybe wood stenciled with Merry Christmas…)  with a pretty Christmas ribbon hanging and our Clothespins available to secure Christmas Cards we receive.

My Boys idea…

25) Earrings of course 🙂 Silly boy



Not that I recommend this. The box store clothespins I can put on my finger without any pain.

Well, I don’t put our clothespins on my fingers. They hurt

How do you use clothespins?

Do you have a use we should add to the list? 

I would LOVE for you to add your ideas below…


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