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Clothespin Organizer

Mounted at eye level above a desk, clothespins on an unobtrusive strip hold home-office essentials: correspondence, a calendar, and whatever is relevant at the moment.


  • Drill
  • Seven wooden spring clothespins
  • 2-inch wide lattice (24-inches long)
  • Wood glue
  • Spray paint
  • Wall anchors


  1. Step 1

    Drill a mounting hole in each end of lattice.

  2. Step 2

    With wood glue, attach seven wooden spring clothespins in an up-and-down sequence, letting the springs overhang the board.

  3. Step 3

    Spray-paint the whole thing, and attach to the wall using the appropriate anchors (use a washer between screw head and board).

Martha Stewart Living, February 2001

Reviews (6)

  • 20 Jan, 2009

    This will be great for my daughter's room so she can hang up her artwork and painted papers that are drying. I don't want to give her a cork board because then there will be tacks on the floor. This is a safe alternative.

  • 28 Feb, 2008

    I did this with a longer strip in my boy's room years ago. Painted it to match his current decor, and voila; their own private art gallery! It was easy and inexpensive and when they outgrew it a few years later it was easy to remove and only a few tiny holes to spackle and paint!

  • 21 Feb, 2008

    muy facil, y bello!!!yo lo hare

  • 11 Jan, 2008

    lovely...and perfect!

  • 5 Dec, 2007

    beautiful in its simplicity

  • 29 Nov, 2007

    YES! Why didn't I think of this?