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Thursday, January 14, 2010

{clothespin valentines}

I adore clothespins, and how fun are these darling valentines? Super easy to make, and totally affordable. You can buy packages of 100 clothespins for a little over $1!

  • clothespin (Remember these? Directions HERE) They were perfect for this!
  • cardstock; one neutral, two coordinating colors
  • distress ink
  • double stick tape
  • paper trimmer
  • printed words (I used fonts "A Little Pot", and "Century Gothic")
  • small plastic treat bags (I bought mine at Michael's. I think they were around $4 for 50 bags--around 1 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches high.)
  • candy (I love the look of the pink & red M&Ms!)
  • ribbon, of course!
  • Print your valentine words on white card stock. I like the texture of Bazzill, but you can use whatever you have.
  • Using your paper trimmer, cut out two coordinating colors of cardstock--one slightly larger than the other. I cut my colored paper about twice as wide as the white, to make room for the clothespin and candy.
  • Ink all edges.
  • With the double stick tape, adhere the white card stock to your smaller piece of colored cardstock, then tape that onto the larger piece.
  • Place a small piece of double stick towards the middle of the back of your clothespin, then clip it onto the top left of your card. The tape will just give it a little extra security.
  • Fill one of the bags with candy, fold over the top, then clip it onto the card using the clothespin.
  • I couldn't resist some ribbon! Tie it around the lower part of the clothespin.
LOVE these! I can't wait to make a dozen more!


Blogger Miss Bella Lou and Holly said...

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January 14, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Miss Bella Lou and Holly said...

This is such a cute idea! So simple to make and cheap (just the way I like it!). Thanks for sharing!


P.S. Clothes pins really do make the best crafts. I use them for alot of projects too. Who knew one could have a love affair with clothes pins, of all things?!! =)

January 14, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

These are so great. Thanks for the idea.

January 14, 2010 at 10:27 AM  
Blogger Country Dreaming said...

What a cute idea--These would be great for my students and coworkers.
Plus you can change them up for kids or adults.


January 14, 2010 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Mandi @ Finding Home said...

So stinken cute!!

January 14, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Missy Luukkonen said...

Very cute! I amy have to make some tonight!

January 14, 2010 at 5:45 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Cute, cute, I'm snatching up this idea!
-Jill :)

January 14, 2010 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I think this is one of the sweetest ideas for valentines i've seen in a very long time!
Ps. I added you to my Follow list!

January 14, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger The Girl Creative said...

You are seriously so creative! I really love those. :)

January 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Miss Dot said...

I'm DEFINITELY making some of these for Valentine's Day! What a perfect use for those fun clothespins! And oh my, are those POLKA DOTS I spy?? You're a girl after my own heart!!

January 15, 2010 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Nezzy said...

Too stinkin' cute. This would be an excellent project for my grandchildren and for Kid's Church. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

From the hills and hollers of the Ozarks, ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

January 15, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Loving this idea! Perfect for Visiting Teaching!!! I will feature this at in a few days.

January 15, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger William and Lacey said...

Just found your blog and love it! But I have a question for you! I put my adorable red berry wreath outside I've had it for a few years but this is the first time I every put it outside and it totally smelled awful!! I guess the outside weather rotten the berries... they looked normal but smelled awful. I brought it inside and now the smell went away! I want my wreath on my door though!! any suggestions??

January 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Kari @ Ucreate said...

Love your blog and love this Vday idea!! I'll be featuring!

January 15, 2010 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Lei said...


January 15, 2010 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Love these! You know I think I could spend hours on your blog but then I couldn't make any of the cute things you've showed us how to make! Thanks!

January 15, 2010 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Swimmingmom said...

How cute are those!

January 15, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger sweetjeanette said...

That is so utterly precious!!! Thanks for sharing.

January 15, 2010 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Cute! I found a link to your blog on another blog....anyway I love it here! Great projects! I will be back again...and again...and again...

January 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Mrs. V said...

LOVE your blog. Such cute ideas! I plan to make these with my twins.

January 18, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
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January 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger said...

Very cute! I would like to link these to part of my "10 Days of Valentine" blog post series on 1/31/10.

I would like to use your photo and will name your website and link directly to this tutorial. I am featuring it as your design and idea, not mine! I hope that is ok.

Email me at if it is not.

Be sure to check it out at:

And you can grab my "I've been featured at" if you would like!

Thanks so much for the GREAT idea!

January 23, 2010 at 7:01 PM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

just had to share that i made these!

January 27, 2010 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger LeAna said...

i used your idea and creating some of my own!

you can check them out here:

February 17, 2010 at 8:42 AM  
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Blogger Designed with Purpose said...

I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to make them.

January 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is such a nice idea! I am going to make this coming Valentine's Day!
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January 25, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

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