Before I created this “thing,” my clothes pins were in a small plastic container that I would grab and stick into my laundry basket. Often the pins would fall out of the container and through my laundry basket onto the ground. When I put clothes on the line or took them off, my hands were either full of clothes pins, or I was making lots of trips back to the basket to get more pins.
Now, I have seen these made from old children’s clothes – but since I don’t sew, I needed to make something out of materials I knew how to use and had on hand. Here is what I did.
- I took an old 2 liter soda bottle and cut the top off of it.
- I then cut “X’s” into each of the points of the bottle. That way, if it gets rained in it, the water will flow right through.
- Cut four “X’s” about an inch from the top of the container – cut these evenly around the bottle.
- Once you have these “X’s,” loop a strong wire (this one was found in my garage) through these “X’s.”
- Make sure you have plenty of wire, so that you can create a loop to hand over your wash line. I just twisted the excess wires around each other to keep them together.
Ta Da! OK, it doesn’t look like much, it didn’t cost anything, and it was done in under 5 minutes – but it works GREAT! I can slide this along the clothesline easily so my clothespins are right where I want it when I need them. I could have covered it with white duct tape and decorated it, but the clear green plastic sort of disappears against the grass background.
Below are some of my previous “how to” pieces:
Of what would you like to see a “How TO?” Drop me a comment.