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3 DIY Yo Yo Magnet Clothespins

3 Magnet Clips with Yo Yo Decor

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3 Craft Magnet Clips

Blogging has opened a wonderful world of new friends, including other bloggers. One of these very special gals is Barbara, who has a beautiful blog Bits of Ivory.com [2]   She makes yo yos, and it’s been years since I whipped up a few. We teamed up to bring you these little throw-back gems. Barbara made up some very clever yo yo clothes pins for Teacher Appreciation that you can see HERE.  [3] Mine can be for Mother’s Day, Thinking of You or for any old reason.  You’re going to love these!  These fabric yo yo magnets are useful, economical gifts for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, Birthdays – just because! So easy and quick you make up a bunch while watching your favorite program. I’d love to see what you create!


Double layer Clothespin MagnetSupplies:
Clothes pin
4″ x 4″ cotton fabric
1  3/4″ wide netting – approx.
14″ long Thread
Needle
Scissors
All purpose glue Mod Podge & sponge brush
Optional 1″ button or embellishment Decorative paper

Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.

Hot Glue OR E6000 Glue (follow instructions on the package)


Directions:

Cut the decorative paper 5/16″ wide the length of the clothes pin; or adjust for width of clothes pin.

With the all purpose glue, paste the paper strip onto the clothespin. Use the mod podge to secure and protect the paper, if desired. Allow to dry




Cut the netting to 1 3/4″ wide to 13″-14″ long (I cut several at a time as you can see here)Using TWO layers, thread the needle to about a 16″ double length with an approx. 3″ tail after the knot.

With short stitches, hand sew the length of the netting.Gather by pulling together.

Tie the tail and the end with the needle together to form a tight circle.Use a cup, bowl or compass to draw an approximate 3″ diameter circle.Cut   (ok, ok, the picture is odd, but I couldn’t cut with my left hand and take the pic with my right, so here’s what ya get)Thread the needle again with 16″ thread, leaving a 3″ tail after the knot.Hand stitch with short stitches around the circle.Gather and pull gently tight. Tie the tail and the other end together tightly.Cut threads


Glue the netting to the clothespin, then the yo yo, finish with the button.
Glue the magnet on the back.  
   


Puffy Fabric Flower Clothespin Magnet

Supplies:
Clothes pin
5″ x 5″  fabric such as a seer sucker
5/8″ wide ribbon
Thread
Needle
Scissors
1″ flat embellishment
Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.
Hot Glue OR E6000 Glue


Directions:

Measure the ribbon to be about 1″ longer than the clothespin.

Tuck under the ends and glue as shown. Using a glue gun, apply a small amount of glue and attach ribbon.Make the yo yo using a 4″ circle as shown above.

Attach the embellishment with the hot glue.

Glue the magnet to the back.


Yo Yo Bow Magnet

Supplies:
Clothes pin
5″ x 5″ cotton fabric
Thread
Needle
Scissors
1″ flat button or embellishment
5/8″ wide ribbon Magnets – use strong ones so the clip can actually hold things without sliding down the fridge.
Hot Glue OR E6000 Glue



Directions:

Cut a 4″ diameter circle in fabric and gather as shown above to form a yo yo.

Measure the ribbon and cut the same length as the clothespin.Hot glue the ribbon onto the clothespin. Then attach the fabric yo yo, the embellishment and magnet.Tie a bow in 1/4″ ribbon and glue onto the clothespin.

Now you can get creative and make your own fabulous magnets for yourself and gifts.

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014
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