Create Your Own Kitchen Clothespin Memo Board

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Create Your Own Kitchen Clothespin Memo Board

Nancy Burgess · Jan 3, 2012

There are always notes, photos, children’s artworks and holiday cards you want to keep visible in your kitchen. A memo board project is a great alternative to the more traditional front-of-the-refrigerator display palate. How can it be done using an inexpensive and fun arts and crafts project for the whole family? Grab a package of wooden spring clothespins, a wooden yardstick and some paint to match the kitchen decor. Get ready to get organized!

Easy Assembly

Picture this: a natural wooden yardstick, hung horizontally, with colorfully painted clothespins attached, that act as hanging clips. This is a  perfect project to keep everything neatly within reach. It’s not limited to notes, cards and artwork—you can use these to hang oven mitts as well!

1. Disassemble and paint the clothespins, and set them aside to dry. Once dry, reassemble the clothespins.

2. Prepare the yardstick by drilling small holes at the intervals at which you plan to attach the clothespins, plus two holes, evenly spaced, to hang the finished project.
3. Glue the clothespins in place, and then screw them securely to the yardstick using 1/2-inch screws. Keep in mind that hanging the clothespins with the actual spring overhanging the edge of the wood will be most effective.
4. Once everything is firmly dried in place, proceed with securing the finished product on the kitchen wall using longer, 2-inch screws.

An Alternative Choice

If a traditional yardstick does not conform to your decorating style, a refreshing alternative is to use a 24-inch long piece of 2-inch lattice, painted in the color of your choice. Follow the same pattern of assembly. One neat alternative to gain more functional hanging space is to place the prepared clothespins along both edges of the yardstick/lattice piece, hanging in both upward and downward directions.

Stay organized and keep the necessities within easy reach by crafting a neat kitchen clothespin memo board. Have fun with it!

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