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Upcycled Clothespin Necklace

Take a simple item like a spring clothespin and turn it into this fashion statement  Upcycled Clothespin Necklace. This craft is suited to the more experienced crafter like a teen or tween. Don’t be afraid to take a simple item and challenge the kids to think what it could be turned into.

Trivia:  The first design that resembles the modern clothespin was patented in 1853 by David M. Smith, a man from Vermont who had many inventions.


Spring Clothespin
Large Decorative Bead
Chain, Ribbon or Cord


Pull apart a clothespin. Set aside wooden pieces for another project.

Bend open the metal spring to slide in a bead. Squeeze closed.

Feed a ribbon, chain or cord through the spring.

Get ready for all your friends to ask you where you got that cool necklace.

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Dress Up Crafts, Repurposed Materials, Teen Crafts

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