Monday Made It: Glitter Clothespins


MondayMadeItToday I’m linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It Party! Yesterday I showed you my bucket list of all the things I want to accomplish for my classroom during my very short summer break! (I just got a new teaching job at a school that is on a non-traditional calendar aka year-round-school.)

So one of the things that I showed you were some adorable glitter clothespins, remember?

glitterclothespinWell I made them! Last night! I’m going to hot glue them to the wall outside my classroom to display student work. I love all things glitter!:)

So here is what you will need…

SuppliesMod Podge (Gloss or Matte, doesn’t matter)

Glitter (my favorite is the Martha Stewart line)

Clothespins (super duper cheap at Wal Mart)

Oh yes…and a paint brush!


So here we go…first you’ll dip your paint brush into the Mod Podge like so….


Then you’ll paint your clothespin. Easy Peasy.


I put the glitter I wanted to use into a plastic Tupperware dish that was flat on the bottom. And I’ll be honest and tell you that I tried to use cheap glitter first. I had a different container of glitter that wasn’t Martha Stewart and it was bigger glitter…so that is what you see here…GlitterClothespins11GlitterClothespins1

Honestly, it didn’t look too bad, right? But I wanted more colors so I started using my Martha Stewart line of glitter and it looked so much better! The glitter is super fine and I’m sort of OCD and wanted all my clothespins to have glitter that matched. So my first few are not a part of the final 26!:)


Then I decided that I didn’t want to use a million plastic Tupperware dishes to get these done so I eventually resorted to just putting glitter on the counter. It’s so much easier to clean up and it’s okay if a few colors mix! GlitterClothespins7

I really loved the way this orange/bronze color turned out! Ahhhhhhh! I love glitter!


Here are my final results…


The final thing that I want to share is that you should put a coat of Mod Podge on top of the glitter when it is somewhat dry. It will help to keep the glitter from coming off easily when you are exchanging out student papers to display. I can’t wait to use these! I love all things glittery and sparkly!:)

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KatieJune 18, 2012 - 3:36 pm

I love this idea!!! I never would have thought about an extra layer of mod podge on top to keep glitter on, great tip! I just found your blog through Tara’s linky and I’m your newest follower.

P.S You have a pretty terrific name ;)

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TaraJune 18, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Those are awesome!!!! Thanks for linking up:) I have had clothes pins on my to do list for a while. I was going to mod podge scrap book paper on them but I love your glittery ones too!!!! hmmmmmmm…..decisions…….Hope you come back next week:) I am hosting this all summer:)))

4th Grade Frolics

HaleyJune 18, 2012 - 4:46 pm

I have a pack of 50 clothespins just waiting for some pizzazz! Thanks for the ideas! Found you on Tara’s linky!

Following Optimism in 2nd Grade

AlisonJune 18, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Love them!

Heather TemskeJune 18, 2012 - 4:52 pm

I love them. I never would have thought of glitter on them but they are great. I also agree with the previous Mod Podge on top comment – very helpful.

AmyJune 18, 2012 - 6:35 pm

So cute, glad I found your blog!!
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Tonya ThompsonJune 18, 2012 - 7:47 pm

These are just too stinking cute! Love them!

Christi at Ms. Fultz's CornerJune 18, 2012 - 9:09 pm

Adore! I just did the same thing with round magnets last weekend. You can also save yourself a step and mix the glue right into a little puddle of mod podge. Then it glues, glitters, and seals all at once.

Christi ツ
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LindaJune 18, 2012 - 10:36 pm

Cute! Love glitter!

Mrs. EJune 18, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Very cool! I just bought a ton of glitter that I found in the Michael’s 1$ bin! My daughter would have a blast with this! Thank you for sharing!
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M.E. HallJune 18, 2012 - 11:46 pm

These are CUTE! Going on my “make it” list! Thanks for sharing!

JillJune 19, 2012 - 12:56 am

These are wonderful, just what a glitter lover like me loves to see. I want to make some. You now have 100 followers.


NicoleJune 19, 2012 - 1:17 am

LOVE LOVE this!! I am so going to get more glitter tomorrow to do this!!

AnnJune 20, 2012 - 4:23 am

Glitter clothespins. Nice. Love those. I am all about the bling. I’m a new follower and admirer! By the way, I love your “Daughter to the King” comment. That’s so cool, I’ve never heard it put quite that way before. I might use that in my classroom next year. I’m at a Christian school, so I can! (: Come visit sometime!
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Becca MorrisJune 24, 2012 - 5:01 am

So pretty! I have been wanting to make these, but I won’t have a place for them. Our school theme this year is going to be western, so my clothes pins will look like boots. ;) I will post about them in August!

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JillJune 24, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Your clothespins are BEAUTIFUL!

Marvelous Multiagers!

AprilJune 25, 2012 - 5:54 pm

never would have thought of this. What a fun way to jazz up displaying kids art!

Just Wild About TeachingJune 27, 2012 - 4:32 pm

love this …def going to try your newest follower…drop by =)

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