Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs

My other half bless her has a thing for clothing pegs. Once a single clothes peg gets broken from her peg basket we have to get a whole new set of them because she likes her pegs to be all the same type! Well as you might imagine that means there are a lot of non-broken pegs left to throw away, so I have been wondering what else I can do with them…

 


Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs


 

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Clothespeg Airplanes

10 – Fly my to the washing
treasureinanearthenvessel.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/clothespin-airplane-party-favors.html

There are no waiting times with this airplane service, but it might still leaving you hanging our to dry. Bad puns aside this is a really good craft idea that only needs a little bit of adult supervision.

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Clothes Peg Lampshade

9 – Lightly Pegged
uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10

To be fair you are going to need a whole basket full of clothing pegs to pull this one off. But with a good making guide and simple instructions, there is hope, provided you have enough pegs to fill a washing line.

 

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Cardboard and Clothespeg Animals

8 – Go Wild
www.estefimachado.com.br/2012/04/zoologico-de-pregadores-de-roupa.html

With a little bit of extra cardboard and some imagination you could create an entire zoo from clothes pegs! There isn’t much of a making guide in the link,  but then again there isn’t much making to be done!

Clothespin Pocket Pistol
Clothespin Pocket Pistol

7 – Not the toy
uk.pinterest.com/theworldstop10

This is not the toy peg guns I used to make as a child, with a rubber band and the slight chance of a light bruise. This is practically a real gun, with a 20 meter range and the ability to stick a toothpick into an apple it is not something you would want the kids making. But as far as cool things made with pegs go, this is a good one! (If slightly dangerous.)

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Clothes Peg Mirror

6 – Mirror peg on the wall, who is the craftiest of them all?
www.designsponge.com/2011/05/diy-project-clothespin-mirror.html

Using an old round mirror and a piece of ribbon you to could create one of these rather amazing wall mirrors that has an outside made of clothes pegs. Don’t worry about working out how to make one because there is a full making guide in the link.

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Kissing Clothes Peg Couples

5 – The Happy Couples
www.lilyshop.com/kissing-clothes-pin-couples

If you have a flair for art, why not makes some of these happy looking clothes peg couples. With enough spare pegs you could recreate an entire series of Strictly Come dancing, or dancing with the stars.

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
DIY Peg Advent Calender

4 – Countdown To Christmas

OK, it might not be anywhere near the festive season just yet, but in terms of ideas it is a rather good one. Instead of buying those rather expensive chocolate Christmas calendars, why not make your own using some only card board and pegs! You could also use clothing pins to do this as well.

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Clothes Peg Planters

3 – Plant Pegs
7thhouseontheleft.com/2012/03/diy-clothespin-herb-planters

If you really like this idea, but don’t think you have the craft skills to pull it off, you might want to visit the link and read the making guide, because these little peg herb plant pots are much easier than even I thought possible. In fact I have even made a few of my very own already!

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
Make Message Pegs

2 – You got Peg Mail!
www.simplyadventurous.com/2012/11/clothespin-message.html

Without too much craft skills needed comes this idea that uses old clothing pegs to send messages to people. Just pinch the peg as you would before hanging the clothes on the washing line, and the paper message inside reveals its self! Well it made me smile anyway.

Top 10 Unusual Things to Make With Clothes Pegs
World Record Most clothes pegs clipped on a face

1 – Break a World Record
echomon.co.uk/10-easy-world-records-to-break

The article in the link describes this as one of the ten most easiest world records to beat, but if you can peg 60 clothes pegs on your face like Garry Turner here you are a better person that I am, because I think it looks rather painful.