The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Valentines with Glittered Clothespins

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Valentines with Glittered Clothespins

I've been on a glitter "kick" lately.  Did you notice the New Year's confetti?  Let's bring a little of that sparkle to the next big holiday--Valentine's Day--with these...

Mod Podge
clothespins (I used mini for the Valentines.)
shallow trays or containers
card and envelope
embellishments (twine, stickers, punches...)

Glittered Clothespins:
1. Gather your materials.
2. Use a brush to apply a layer of Mod Podge to one side of a clothespin.
3. Pour glitter into a container.
4. Press the side of the clothespin that has been coated with the Mod Podge into the glitter.  Shift it around to ensure that the entire side is covered with glitter.  Tap off any excess glitter and allow the clothespin to dry.  Once it dries, you can give the glitter a second layer of Mod Podge to seal it in.

Clothespin Variation:
1. Use tape to expose only portions of the clothespin.  You can make stripes, triangles, or other designs.
2. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to one side of the clothespin.
3. Press that side into your glitter.  Tap off the excess glitter.  Gently pull the tape away.
4. Allow the clothespin to dry.


Write a sweet message on a card.  Slip it into an envelope.  Use twine, punches, glittered clothespins, and other items to embellish the outside of your Valentine. 
Want to create some cute Valentines using PicMonkey?  Take a moment to visit here.
Happy crafting!


  1. These are soooooooooooo cute!!
    You chose the perfect color
    I need to make it for my husband :)

    1. Glad you like them. I wanted a mix of vintage and glitz. Glad you liked the color combo.

  2. I love these Valentines, they are so cute! What a fun project to do with my girls. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Tammy @ the colored door

    1. Awww...thanks! I'm sure you all will have a lot of fun making them!

  3. I love this idea,I am pinning it to make with my son!

  4. So cute! I just started following you on Bloglovin'!

    Amy @

    1. Well, I'm so glad to have you! Thanks for following along.

  5. Love this idea...I just can't get enough glitter! Your blog is darling too! Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot last week! Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 7 EST! Excited to see what you've been up to!

    ~Ariean {}

    1. Thanks for coming by. I love glitter too. Don't even mind the mess it can make. :)


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