We’ve all seen the ever so popular plethora of projects involving pretty clothespins popping up on Pinterest.
Say that 10 times. Ha! Some of these clothespins are hand painted but most of them are crafted with washi tape. What is washi tape? It’s Japanese fabric tape made from natural fibers. It’s like textured masking tape with patterns! There are endless craft project options using washi tape, but this clothespin tutorial may be the easiest project you will ever do. Can I get a “oh yeah”?
1. Washi Tape
3. Xacto Knife
Like the photo (above) demonstrates, roll the washi tape out and place the clothespin on top of it so that the entire face of the pin is covered. Trim off the excess washi tape using the blade of the Xacto knife.
What’d I tell you? Easiest project of your life, right? I decorated the clothespins that you see here for a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party that I threw for my mom’s 60th. I used twine & these adorable clothespins to hang photos of 40 years worth of trips to Disney World.
Note: Most craft stores carry washi tape but they are often limited in patterns so I prefer to purchase mine on Etsy. You can also purchase clothespins that are already decorated with washi tape on Etsy.