Clothespin Valentine Idea for Kids

An easy and adorable Valentine idea using clothespins! I’d LOVE to “hang” out with you! Perfect for class parties and school valentines.

I adore clothespins, and how fun are these darling valentines? Super easy to make, and totally affordable. You can buy packages of 100 clothespins for so cheap! (affiliate)


  • clothespin (Remember these? Directions HERE) They were perfect for this!
  • cardstock; one neutral, two coordinating colors
  • distress ink
  • double stick tape
  • paper trimmer
  • printed words (I used fonts “A Little Pot”, and “Century Gothic”)
  • small plastic treat bags (I bought mine at Michael’s. I think they were around $4 for 50 bags–around 1 1/2 inches wide by 3 inches high.)
  • candy (I love the look of the pink & red M&Ms!)
  • ribbon, of course!


  • Print your valentine words on white card stock. I like the texture of Bazzill, but you can use whatever you have.
  • Using your paper trimmer, cut out two coordinating colors of cardstock–one slightly larger than the other. I cut my colored paper about twice as wide as the white, to make room for the clothespin and candy.
  • Ink all edges.
  • With the double stick tape, adhere the white card stock to your smaller piece of colored cardstock, then tape that onto the larger piece.
  • Place a small piece of double stick towards the middle of the back of your clothespin, then clip it onto the top left of your card. The tape will just give it a little extra security.
  • Fill one of the bags with candy, fold over the top, then clip it onto the card using the clothespin.
  • I couldn’t resist some ribbon! Tie it around the lower part of the clothespin.

LOVE these! I can’t wait to make a dozen more!

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  1. Love these! You know I think I could spend hours on your blog but then I couldn't make any of the cute things you've showed us how to make! Thanks!

  2. Cute! I found a link to your blog on another blog….anyway I love it here! Great projects! I will be back again…and again…and again…

  3. LOVE your blog. Such cute ideas! I plan to make these with my twins.

  4. Very cute! I would like to link these to part of my "10 Days of Valentine" blog post series on 1/31/10.

    I would like to use your photo and will name your website and link directly to this tutorial. I am featuring it as your design and idea, not mine! I hope that is ok.

    Email me at if it is not.

    Be sure to check it out at:

    And you can grab my "I've been featured at" if you would like!

    Thanks so much for the GREAT idea!

  5. just had to share that i made these!

  6. i used your idea and creating some of my own!

    you can check them out here:

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