How to make clothespin magnets

The refrigerator is often a forgotten appliance when it comes to kitchen decor. While the refrigerator door may be a catch-all area for receipts and coupons, there's no reason why you can't add some color and sparkle to it.
Inexpensive items like clothespins and ribbons transform plain magnets into ideal photo frames or holders for grocery lists and children's artwork. Check out the instructions and video to see how you can make these magnets for yourself. Color code your refrigerator magnets so that important papers and to-do lists all have their own designated, organized place.
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Materials
- Clothespins
- Blue silk ribbon
- Hot-glue gun
- Scissors
- Small blue rhinestones
- Tweezers
- Decorative twine
- Magnet strip
Instructions
1. Place hot glue onto the back of each clothespin.
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2. Press the blue ribbon into the hot glue. Cut off any ribbon that hangs over the edge.
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3. Add three drops of hot glue, one above another, onto the bottom of the ribbon that is attached to the clothespin.
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4. Pick up the blue rhinestones with tweezers, then press them into the drops of glue from the previous step.
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5. Wrap decorative twine around the clothespin, opposite to where the rhinestones are glued -- in other words, the part of the clothespin that you pinch to open it. Secure the twine with hot glue.
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6. Cut off a section of magnet strip the same length as the clothespin.
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7. Peel the backing off the magnet strip, then place it on the back of the clothespin.
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8. Cut off any parts of the magnet strip that are hanging over the edge of the clothespin.
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