Clothespin Planter

Children love crafts that are simple, turn out well and can serve as a suitable gift for Mom - this craft is all of that.

To make this you will need: a tuna fish can (I used a 5 ounce size), clothespins, construction paper and a small plant or flower arrangement.

Clip clothespins all the way around the rim of the can.

Place your plant inside - I used wheat grass that I grew myself in a wax paper cup.

Cut hearts from construction paper and tuck in between clothespins.

These would also be great as a simple Spring centerpiece.

You can also drop a glass votive and tea light inside and use these as an interesting candle holder too.

Comments (42):

  1. Mariolonza

    January 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    How nice! Also I was little I used the clips to the school to make some small gift for my mom! This your idea is very nice, you think getting a useful item for recycling and cute, good! I’ll take an example and I will do something similar, maybe rearrange a little ‘with felt or another!

    Ciao, Mariolonza

    • camilla

      January 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm

      Grazie! Sono così contento che ti piaccia le mie idee! Felice anno nuovo e vi ringrazio per il commento!
      Ciao, Camilla

  2. Regina @ Chalkinmypocket

    January 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Get out! This is super cute, so glad I clicked on your header and was brought to more inspiring posts, I’m subscribing!

    • camilla

      January 21, 2011 at 6:35 pm

      Regina – Thank you! I love to do this stuff – so glad you like it! Take Care, Camilla

  3. Ruth Ann

    January 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    You have one of the most wonderful DIY blogs I have ever ever ever run across. I scrolled through all the pages just AMAZED and loving nearly every single entry! Please keep this up, you are so talented.
    Ruth Ann

    • camilla

      January 21, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      Ruth Ann, What a nice comment! Thank you and have a wonderful weekend! Camilla

  4. Heather @ Life Gluten Free

    January 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    What a sweet idea! I love it. My daughter will have fun with this craft, easy enough for her to help with. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Rachel

    January 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    That is WAY cute! What a fun gift idea. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

    • camilla

      January 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Rachel, You are the best! Thank you! I’ll be sending more your way 😉 Take Care, Camilla

  6. Rachelle

    January 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I just found your blog, and I love it! This is such a great idea — I love making things with found objects, but they can often look junky. Not this one! Very cute and rustic.

  7. Missy

    January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Um! LOVE this idea! Super for preschoolers to do. I think I will have mine paint the clothes pins to add some color! But for me…I’ll take it plain thank you!

    Thanks for sharing!

  8. handan

    January 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    i love it.

  9. Leah

    February 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    This is a wonderful project. What a neat idea!

    • camilla

      February 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

      Thanks Leah – love your site!

  10. Carina

    February 8, 2011 at 3:24 am

    I love this craft!!. Today I’ve discover your site and I add it to my favourites.
    Regards from Barcelona

    • camilla

      February 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

      Gracias, Carina!

    • camilla

      February 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

      Thanks Heather! I really appreciate it! Take Care, Camilla

  11. Steff

    February 13, 2011 at 6:17 am

    These are ridiculously beautiful! Finding your post (via Heather!) put the first smile of the day on my face. I’m lucky enough to have a basket full of wooden clothespins and, to put my own twist on things, a can of white spray paint.
    Gotta grow me some grass now, I suppose!

  12. here be dragons

    February 14, 2011 at 11:29 am

    lovely and simple! Thank you!

  13. Lisa

    February 26, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    What a cute and great idea………have a grandson that we could make this together for his mom for Mothers Day………I subscribed to your site……..

    • camilla

      February 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm

      Lisa – that sounds great – it would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift! Thanks for commenting – take care, Camilla

  14. Karen Jones

    March 5, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Michaels has some really cute decorated clothes pins in their dollar section. They’re 4 for a dollar. They are pink and mint green floral. Wouldn’t those be adorable??!!

    • camilla

      March 5, 2011 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Karen – that is great to know! Camilla

  15. Marina

    March 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Great idea…!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Isabela

    May 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    very, very, very cute!

  17. Cindy

    July 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I love this! So clever!

  18. juan bozo

    March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    muy buena tu creatividad , encontrar lo util en lo simple.. es bueno y bello sigue a delante y espero otras creaciones saludos , Famly Chic

  19. Brittany

    May 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Hey i love this!! So much that I’m featuring it on my blog. 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Sicreations

    July 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    That is a fantastic idea!! So simple, yet so effective! I love it, Thank you for sharing it 🙂

  21. Linda

    February 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    This is the cutest craft project ever! I absolutely love using clothes pins to create. Thank you for sharing.

  22. Carmen

    May 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

    I’m going to have my grandkids do this but I’m going to have them paint the clothes pins each one a different color..

    Thanks, cp

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