I love seeing different ways people manage to turn an ordinary household object into something new, fun, and unique! I’ve decided to start a series where I’ll post one certain ordinary object and various ways people have re-created projects with this item! I don’t have an actual schedule for this series so it will just be appearing randomly.
Feel free to submit ordinary objects you would like to see featured or even ways that you have re-created an ordinary object!
This week I have chosen the lowly clothespin. While this item can be used in a various number of ways to simply hang objects it can also be used to create chandeliers, wreaths, pots and so much more! Check it out!
Perhaps one of the most famous uses of this object would be by Young House Love as a chandelier!
Then there is also this unique twist on a clothespin chandelier found at Jamin Puech’s Paris store.
Or by using only some electrical wire Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff made a fascinating fruit bowl! Tutorial listed here.
And how about distressing some clothespins and using them as planters? Ashley from Seven7h House shares how she made these for an indoor herb garden/votive candle holder!
While we’re discussing planters why not use a few as markers in your garden?
You could also make a cute wreath! Christina from The Frugal Homemaker made an adorable one for her laundry room!
You can even use them as a cute garland/backdrop! I love the ombre effect!
Lastly is an idea I’ll likely be stealing this Christmas – use them for your advent calendar to hold little gifts! Sadly I could not find the source for this project, if anyone knows feel free to share so they can get some credit!
Which of these are your favourite way to re-use clothespins? Or have you ever used clothespins in your own unique way? I’d love to hear your ideas!