A Dozen Uses for DIY Photo Clips

A Dozen Uses for DIY Photo Clips and How to Make Them

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Today I want to share a tutorial for DIY photo clips. I love these things! You can use them for SO many things. I have a few clipped on to my chicken wire memo board I made.  I also like to make them to use as gift tags and magnets, or you can even add a magnet on the back and stick it to your refrigerator to hang your child’s artwork. Here is how you make these adorable DIY photo clothespins.

How to Make Them

Time: 15 Minutes


  • Clothespins
  • Wood Cutouts
  • Photos
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge or White Glue
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue and Hot glue Gun

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Clothespins and wood cutouts can be found at most craft stores like Michael’s or Joann for less than $1.00. The wood cutouts come in many great shapes as well.

  1. Print out your favorite photos on your printer. You may have to resize them to make sure they fit properly onto your wood cutout. Using a pen, trace the wood cutout onto your photo.
  2. Cut out your photo. It fits best if you cut just inside the traced line.
  3. Using a foam brush, glue on your photo with Mod Podge. If desired, you can place a coat or two of Mod Podge on top of your photo as well.
  4. Hot glue a clothespin to the back of your photo.

Use them anywhere you like, such as gift tags, party favor closures, memo holders, and magnets!

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Uses for Clothespin Clips

  • Use them as a gift tag with a recent picture of you and the recipient together.
  • Clip them to a flower bouquet with a photo of grandma or mom for Mother’s Day or Father’s day.
  • Attach one to a teacher gift with a photo of your child and their teacher, or of the whole classroom.
  • Clip them to party favor bags with a photo of the birthday boy or birthday girl on it.
  • Attach it to a wedding gift with a picture of the bride and groom on it.
  • Print out a “thank you” design and clip it to favors for a baby shower or birthday party.
  • Put a picture of each child in the household and use it as homework clips.
  • Add a magnet to the back and use them for memos on a refrigerator.
  • Use them as personalized place card holders at a dinner party and your guests can take them home as a party favor.
  • Put a picture of you and your Valentine and clip it to a box of chocolates.
  • Add a picture of the family on in their Sunday’s best and clip it to the Easter baskets.
  • Put a family Christmas picture on it and attach them to the Christmas stockings.

You get the picture! Get it…“Picture”? Ha!

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Here is the video tutorial I made as well. I hope you like it!

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