Get Organized with Vintage-Inspired Clothes Pin Magnets {& $100 Dollar Tree Giveaway}

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Ya’ll know it’s Operation Organize at my house right now. I have GOT to get out from under all the post holiday clutter and get this place in order. Yes, it’s still a mess! Am I the only one with a stack of mail on the kitchen table… on the coffee table… in the crisper of the fridge?? Ha ha. Just Kidding. But seriously, how do all these stacks of mail accumulate?? I have got to get organized!!

What a Neat Idea for Old Silverware! #upcycled #junk

As I started sorting through the stacks, I discovered notes of appointments that I need to remember. Oh yeah… I have a dentist appointment coming up! Now, let’s be real, I will never find those notes amidst all the mail. So I took the notes and jotted them down in my planner. And then hit up the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for some inspiration on a way to organize all of my notes! I spotted their magnetic clothespin organizers and was immediately brainstorming ways I could ‘junkie’ them up a bit!

Mission accomplished: Old Vintage Silverware

Old Silverware Handles Upcycled

I know you may not have vintage silverware on hand, but if you like the look, you could grab some silverware at Dollar Tree when you pick up your clothespins (a pack of 36 for a buck!) You can’t beat that!! I scored this silverware from my favorite junk spot. Remember the Christmas Tree I made out of them? So, lucky for me, my spoons and forks were already cut when I found them!

Now for the clothespins…

Upcycled Silverware Clothespin Magnets

When you snag your clothespins at Dollar Tree they will be a very light wood color. But I wanted mine to have a vintage look. So I dyed them like I’ve done in the past. And believe it or not… some that I dyed a few months back have started rusting. Yes, REAL rust on the metal!!! AWESOME!!

Then, I snagged a few adhesive magnets and we’re ready to get started!

Magnets for Clothespins

These were so easy to make. I hot glued the silverware handles to the front of the clothespin.

Hot Glue Old Silverware Handles to Clothespins

And the magnet to the back!

Organize with Magnet Clothespins

And that was it!! Our fridge is stainless steel, so I opted for a less conventional magnet board. I have seen lots of people use old cookie sheets… and while I have a few of those on hand, I thought my vintage washboard fit the bill to a ‘T’.

Vintage Washboard for Organizing Notes

Yes… I really did have a dentist appt. on 1/14! No cavities! Go me!! I guess I can take the reminder down!

Make Your Own Clothespins Magnets
Use a Washboard for Magnets

These little magnets were so easy to make, I whipped up a whole collection! And believe it or not, I have lots more junkie silverware left!

Collection of Clothespin Magnets from Old Silverware

I can’t wait to hit up Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club for more inspiration! If you haven’t joined up yet, it’s totally free and chock full of crafts, recipes, dĂ©cor, and tips! You know… all the fun stuff for us frugal gals!! And the content changes every month with projects geared towards holidays and other timely occasions! You can even print out project sheet so you know what to buy when you head to Dollar Tree!

And as promised… I am giving away a $100 Dollar Tree gift card to one of you lovely readers, so you can get your shop on!!

All you have to do is sign up for the Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club below…

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Until next time,

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  1. 1

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! Love your blog

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    Love it!! Oh, to be so organized one day.

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    Thanks so much!!

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    Jo Ann Miller says:

    I just have to tell you that I have the small washboard (or rub board as we called it ) that my mother used to wash my baby clothes. Now, tell me if I am vintage or not! Lol. I’ve never used it for magnets but have used it in the laundry room for decor.

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    I KNEW you’d find a creative use for those half-spoons! This is even more creative than I ever imagined! You never cease to amaze me, my friend. Also, we need some junky spots down here in Florida like y’all have. Or at least I need the eyes to see the treasures amidst the trash!

    Great giveaway. I’m a proud Dollar Tree Value Seekers Club member.
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    Those actually have a great patina!! And the washing board makes an excellent magnetic surface.
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    thanks for the giveaway-great idea-I am going to try and make these :)

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    Oh my if I won this I’d have such a great time spending the give away. Can you imagine $100 of $tree goodies. What absolute fun. We use several things from $tree for our cupboards like the foil sheets, the trash bags and the plastic bags. Even Walmart brand has gotten expensive so it’s a real saver for us. We also buy the low calorie syrup and whatever else we need at the time. I bought several really cute ornaments there for Christmas. I used the glittered reindeer with bells on a piece of jute webbing with a hanging ribbon and stickers or whatever else I could think of. They turned out pretty cute. I love $tree so much. Can go in there get $10 worth of things and I’m happy as a lark. Thanks for chance to enter. Happy week
    Loved your silverware clothes pin magnets, works for me. I have one of those scrub boards so think I’ll get it out to hang up.
    I’ll be looking for decent silver ware at thrift shops.

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    Becky VanGinkel says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!! I love how your clothes pin magnets turned out.. you are a wonderful crafter! I would have never been able to think up of something like this on my own but now I am excited to try it. My 3 kids and I love going to Dollar Tree to see what fun products we can find for crafts and weekend projects to do together! Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway and good luck to everyone!

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    Melissa Licon says:

    I love the idea of clothespin clips. I have craft night tomorrow night and I think I will work on a few for our house!

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    I love this idea!

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    HUGE Dollar Tree fan here! Thanks for the giveaway!
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    Love the unconventional twist of silverware! And I agree with Lauren… I’d never find these sorts of things around Ohio! Or maybe it’s just because I have no idea where to start looking! I need a Junking 101 course! Haha!
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