A while ago I wandered onto this adorable blog and found an idea to make decorated clothes pins. I love to make cute crafts that can be made quickly (instant gratification) but I also like to make crafts that are useful. So I put on my thinking cap and brainstormed about some ways to use these sweet little clothespins. Here are only a few of the ideas I thought of. I'll post about a few more next month.
First, I clipped one of my recipes onto my kitchen cabinet at eye level. It kept my card from getting goop sloppped onto it since I am a messy cook.
Next, I gave everyone a different clothespin and had them mark their drinking glass so we don't go through all of our glasses before dinner. You could also label the clothespins with your family members names.
This one might not be necessary for everyone, but it is MANDATORY at my house. If I don't want ALL of my food to be eaten by my 18 y.o. son, I have to label that it is to be saved for dinner.
This next idea is a typical use for clothespins. Many people use them as "chip clips" or to close bread bags if they loose the little twist tie.
I've been using this next idea for years, but now it looks cuter with newly decorated clothespins. I simply clip all of my little garden flags to a wire clothes hanger.
I can hang this in my coat closet and it doesn't take up much room.
What ideas can you think of for using these little cutie pies?