DIY Painted Glitter Clothespins Tutorial

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My kids love crafting.  Paints, markers, crayons, glitter, you name it.  If they can craft with it, they love it!  We have stacks and stacks of art they have made, but I wanted them to have a way for them to display their art.  A way that we could see all of the beautiful things they create, but they can change it out whenever they have a new project.  We decided to create them an art wall.  The fun thing about this art wall, was that everything was created by them.  Including the Clothespins they would use to hold their artwork.  Clothespins are fun and all, but we wanted to pretty them out a little more so the kids decided that it would be best to paint them and glitter them!  

What you need for this craft:

1.  Paint your clothes pins.  These is easy enough for preschoolers and they will have so much fun.  We used metallic paint which was really fun because it turned out very shiny and bright.  

2.  Lay your clothespins out to dry on wax paper.  
3.  We used one paper plate per color of glitter, so the colors wouldn’t mix.

4.  Add tacking glue on paper plate.  Use paint brush to add glue to one side of clothespin.
5.  Dip glue side onto glitter.

6.  Move around until the whole side is completely covered with glitter.
7.  Allow clothes pins time to dry completely.

8.  You can glitter all of your clothespins or keep some painted only.  

I love the bright, sparkly colors!

9.  Once dry, you are ready to hang your creations!
 10.  We used twine ribbon to hang our creations, but you could also use fishing line or wire.  


  1. I love Oriental Trading Co. They are a great source of crafts and so much more. I love how you displayed the artwork on the twine.

  2. My daughter loves gluing & glitter… perfect.

  3. What a cute idea & a great way to show off the kids' artwork!

  4. Fun! This would be great for my girls' school room.

  5. Oh my goodness, how cute. These would be cute in my girls bedroom and a great way to hang artwork. Thanks so much

  6. I just love how simple this craft is! Simple enough that my kids could do it with me. But fun enough that the end result is super cute that we would want to display around the house.

  7. this is so cool! I am sure my daughter would love to make this with me, a great decoration.

  8. What a cute idea and a fun way to display kids artwork!

  9. Everything looks better with a little glitter. Super fun project!

  10. These are so simple but, so pretty. Love this idea!

  11. What a cute way to display your children's crafts. This would be good to make a glitter clothspin wreath too.

  12. This is a clever idea by decorating the pins. Cute!

  13. What a cute craft!! Love the sparkly touch the glitter makes.

  14. I love bling! Great project! I'll bet the sparkles are everywhere. It drives my hubby crazy, but I love it! 🙂

  15. very cute!! who doesn't love sparkly things? (besides my husbandLOL)

  16. Super cute and simple with a big statement. I bet the kiddos are proud of their new display 🙂

  17. What a cute idea! I love Oriental Trading and Martha Stewart's glitter. What a fun craft!

  18. My kids love glitter! Anything is made better with glitter!

  19. This is such a fun idea! I want to make these for my bulletin board.

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