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How To Make A Clothespin Planter

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Houseplants make for the perfect decor but you can easily upgrade them with this simple clothespin planter. You can never go wrong with adding a little spice to the basics.

Why stick to a boring flower pot when you can decorate and customize your own planter. With these directions, you will have a cut plant holder in no time!

Clothespin Planter

diy home decor planter

Making your own clothespin planter is a lot easier than you would think. The materials that you will need can be found at your local Walmart or a local craft store.

The main thing you will need for this craft is time and creativity. You can decorate your planter in so many ways and it becomes a lot more fun and unique when you individualize it!

Each plant you have in your house can be stored in its own little planter. You can even assign each plan a certain design to make caring for your plants a lot simpler.

planter made with tuna can and clothepins

Making a clothespin planter is easy enough for anyone to do. You can get the entire family involved and making their own little planters.

Depending on the materials you buy, each planter will be a bit different from each other. From colors to patters, there are a lot of different ways you can go with this craft.

If you want to change up the sizes of your planter, it is pretty simple. You can buy the materials in the sizes that will be suit your interest. Just take your time and find out what will be right for you.

clothespin planter

You can gift your homemade clothespin planter to your friends and family for special occasions. They will be surprised to hear how quick and easy they are to make!

Make as many planters as you wish to go around your house. You can never have too many house plants.

If you enjoyed this craft, you will love the Framed Peony Paper Flower or Birds Nest Centerpiece. The Shadow Box with Paper Flowers would be a great idea for you to try as well!

How To Make A Clothespin Planter
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How To Make A Clothespin Planter

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Making your own clothespin planter is a lot easier than you would think. The materials that you will need can be found at your local Walmart or a local craft store.


  1. Measure a length of washi tape to fit the front of the clothespin. Cut and smooth onto the clothespin.
  2. Do the same to the backside of the clothespin that faces the front. Repeat both steps, alternating the different patterns of washi tape, until all the clothespins are covered.
  3. Attach the clothespins to the tuna can, making sure to push the clothespin all the way down. We used 21 clothespins per tuna can and used 3 patterns of washi tape per can.

Gail Loy

Saturday 18th of July 2020

Can you use hot glue to permanently Place them

Jamela Porter

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

I dont see why not


Monday 8th of June 2020

What a cute and clever idea-I am going to give this a try :)

Jamela Porter

Wednesday 10th of June 2020

Awesome! I’d love to know how it goes!

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