DIY: Clothespin Photo Board

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I’m a big fan of bulletin boards–I love hanging photos, notes or scribblings on random pieces of paper on the walls for inspiration. That being said, I also love experimenting with new options for displaying these types of momentos. When I stumbled across this idea for a clothespin photo board (sans instructions), I knew it was the perfect project for a slow Friday afternoon.

You’ll need:

  • A piece of cardboard
  • 24 clothespins – I had mine left over from a previous project, but found a 36-pack for sale at the Dollar Store
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Command strips

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Begin by cutting your cardboard into a circle–size is all up to you! Cut a circle from the center of your cardboard to create an “O.” I recommend using a protractor for these steps–if you’re a nerd like me who owns one of those. After you’ve cut your circle out, cover one side with washi tape. I’m a HUGE fan of these adorable and easy-to-use decorative tapes. I’ve found some cute monochromatic rolls at Target but you can also buy them in bulk on Etsy.

Use a hot glue gun to attach clothespins to the cardboard and hold in place until glue dries. Once you’ve secured all of the clothespins, attach command strips to the back of the board (I recommend the heavy-duty ones that hold up to 16 pounds) and affix to the wall. Also, be sure not to pick up board by the clothespins or you might spend your time re-gluing them.

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