It’s been a busy week, but the laundry room makeover is almost complete!

And today I’m going to show you some of the art that I created for my laundry room decor.


Creative Laundry Room Decor - Clothespin Art ::


As you come down the stairs and turn to the left, this wall is the focal point of the laundry area, here’s the before shot.  Because I wanted the area to look whimsical and inviting to do laundry, I decided on my zero budget to create art for my laundry room decor with what I had on hand; some clothespins, black cardstock, leftover paint, and a thrift store find.


Clothespin Wreath :: Laundry Room Art ::


My laundry room decor began with the creation of this clothespin wreath.  Which was so easy make.  I shared how to create one here.  Because black was going to be one of my accent colors (or should I say noncolors as black is the absence of color) I cut a piece of black cardstock and glued it to the back of the wreath to make it pop on the wall a little bit more.


Mounted Clothespins :: Laundry Room Decor :: Clothespin art ::


Isn’t this sweet?

Sometimes simple is best.

Who knew that three clothespins could make such a dramatic statement in laundry room decor?


Create Art from Thrifted Art :: Laundry Decor ::


Sometime last year I was at the St Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in a nearby town browsing for something  to transform, with my $2 in hand, when I spied two Victorian-style prints.  At first glance, they look pretty nice, but except for the print, the frames and backing are all plastic.  At a quarter-a-piece, they came home with me for some future inspiration.


Here’s how this project comes together….

  • pop out the backing and cut a piece of cardstock the same size at the print
  • using some flat wall paint in white and a sponge brush, stroke a little paint imperfectly on the frames
  • once the frame is dry, assemble the backing, the black cardstock, and the frame; then snap together
  • design a pleasing arrangement of clothespins
  • hot glue clothespins to the cardstock in the artful arrangement
  • and after the glue has cooled and set, hang the striking clothespin art on the wall


Once these photos came up on my computer screen I noticed that you can see that the hot glue oozed beyond the edges of the clothespins and there was a glue string or two.  No worries.  You can’t see it when they are hung up.   And I’m not worrying (I’m sure my friends are fainting as I say this.) and you don’t need to either.  However…that doesn’t give you permission to be wild and crazy with the glue. [wink]


 Who knew that clothespins could be used in so many ways to create fun, whimsical, graphic clothespin art for your laundry room decor. Check out these fun ideas and tutorials.


Clothespin art isn’t just for the wall.

You can use it to make a lovely container for holding a few flowers.

Yup.  More laundry room decor!


Laundry Room Clothespin Art - Clothespin pot container ::


Here, I took a lowly tuna can destined for the recycling basket, and after cleaning it well, simply clipped two sizes of clothespins around it alternating the sizes.   With more cans, and more sizes and types of clothespins, the design possibilities are endless.

This cutie is sitting on a shelf in the actual laundry closet.  I wanted a pop of red and the only faux red flowers I had were these tulips.  They work.  I’m not going to get my nose all twisted out of shape because they are fake, or because they aren’t in season right now.  They do exactly what I need them to do…add the right color.  Plus, they were already in my stash so no funds were required.  Yay!


Clothespin Can Art :: Laundry Room Decor ::


Here’s a view during assembly.

Yes…it really is the easiest craft project you’ve ever done.  I bet you could collect tuna cans from the neighbors and invite the kids to come and make clothespin containers for their moms.  They could even paint or color their clothespins for even more fun.  But…I digress. [grin]


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So what do you think of this glimpse of my laundry room decor?

I’ll be back tomorrow with another glimpse and some more artful tips!

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  1. Gail says

    Oops re prior comment – I have my glasses on now. Earlier it looked as if you had made a ditch to hold up the pins by placing a smaller can upside down inside a larger can. The ditch woukd hold the pins until the glue dried. But now, with glassed, I see you clipped the pins to side of can
    Either way, your clothespin art is adorable

    • Diane says

      Awww…thanks Gail! It’s so fun and easy. I didn’t even glue the clothespins to the can…even better to recycle them for another whim should I get one. 😉
      Hope your week has been extraordinary!!

  2. Judi says

    I just love the simplicity of the clothes pin art! I love how you used the black to pull things together too ~ as always your creations are adorable and I love it all ~ I have to pin this of course for future reference!! Thanks for sharing your creativity and giving us just a sneak peek ~ You tease LOL! Judi

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet Judi! Thank you for noticing the details.
      Aren’t sneak peeks fun?

  3. Mel says

    A tuna can, clothes pins, black cardstock, leftover cardboard rings and twentyfive cent frames….never looked so good! Oh and lets not forget random silk flowers and a very happy moment with the glue gun.LOLOL. You are one of THE most successful “do it for pennies” people I know. And yes, that’s a compliment. With the decorated chalkboard and the newly coloured walls, I’d say it’s a hit.
    And I’m not gonna borrow troubles in your name…I’m gonna trust the plan and the process. (But I will own that I told Him if He wanted to enlighten me that I wouldn’t complain!….yeahyeah…I know!!!)

    • Diane says

      You just put the biggest smile on my face, Mel! If I could only give you a great big hug. Thank you for you lovely words of encouragement. And…for noticing all the little details.
      Thanks for standing and watching with me. We’ll hold each other up.

  4. I may have to “borrow” some of your ideas. Ever since we moved into a home in the country, I’ve been soaking labels off bottles and washing out cans, trying to figure out how to reduce, re-use and recycle. And being able to craft something for the home…BONUS! :O)

    • Diane says

      Yay!! I love it when we get those ‘ah ha’ moments and off we go! Have fun creating and re-using LuAnn!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  5. Jean says

    I love it! I might actually be inspired to do laundry if I had such a cheery place to do it in. Thanks to your inspiration, I’ll be looking at our laundry area with new eyes to see what I could do to brighten it up while doing my many loads of laundry today.

    • Diane says

      You are so sweet Jean!
      You know, it’s amazing what little needs to happen to make such a big difference. Wish I hadn’t waited so long.
      Hope your day is cool and sunny….we’re going to be in the high 70’s!!

  6. What fun and creative ideas for your laundry room! I love the little framed clothespin art. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


    • Diane says

      Ahhh….thanks Deborah!
      That little framed bit was just the easiest little thing to do. Isn’t that the way it goes sometimes?
      Hope your week is extraordinary!!


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