It seems like I never have enough of those little clips they make for holding food packages closed.  That’s why I was delighted when I saw this post from Leanne at Organize and Decorate Everything.  She took plain clothes pins and dressed them up, making custom clips for all kinds of things in her pantry and refrigerator.  Functional meets fabulous!  This is just one of many awesome ideas Leanne shares on her blog; if you’re planning to get organized in the new year, it’s definitely worth adding to your bookmarks!  [how to make rubber stamped clothespin food clips]

You could also adapt this idea to make refrigerator clips.  Glue a strip of magnet to the back side of the clothespin, then label them with items like coupons, to-do list, or other things you commonly hang on your fridge.  If you have kids, label clips with their names and use them to display a refrigerator art gallery.  They would also make innovative gift tags for your Christmas presents!

Project estimate:

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  • Clothespins, $1
  • Alphabet rubber stamps, on hand or about $8
  • Ink pad, on hand or $1 and up

Total:  $1 and up

Inspired by this idea?  Here are a few other clothespin crafts from the DSC archives!