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Clothespin Crafts for Halloween

Enjoy making clothespin crafts for Halloween using our free bat, pumpkin, ghost and witch’s hat SVG cutting file along with this simple step by step tutorial.

Painted clothespins with Halloween images on top.

Halloween Paper Crafts

Paper is one of the most versatile (and inexpensive) craft supplies out there. We love seeing how a plain sheet of cardstock can be completely transformed into something different and even useful. These Halloween clothespins are not only fun to make but are a creative way of holding together your notes, displaying photos or marking your page in a book.

And of course having a cutting machine, like our Cricut Maker makes precision cuts a breeze. The smallest if details like the pumpkin stem is cute perfectly cut to size and shape!

completed pumpkin clothespin and witch's hat clothespin being used to hold papers together

Looking for More Halloween Craft Ideas?

Although these are not paper crafts, you’ll love the cuteness of these DIY colorful monster paperclips and these painted silly monster rocks! Seems we have a thing for colorful monsters!

Materials Needed:

Materials needed for clothespin crafts for Halloween including card stock, Cricut machine, paint, glue and clothespins.

How to Make Halloween Clothespin Crafts:

Gather all the supplies needed.

Gathering the supplies needed to make clothespin crafts for Halloween.

Preparing the Clothespins

Paint each of the clothespins in a different color: green for the witch’s hat clothespin; black for the bat clothespin; white for the ghost clothespin; and orange for the pumpkin clothespin.

Paint all sides, applying an additional coat of paint as needed. Put aside to dry before assembling.

Uploading the Halloween SVG File

Open Cricut Design Space.  Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.

Click on the Upload button from the toolbar to insert the downloaded Halloween SVG file onto the canvas.

Uploading the Halloween images into Cricuts Design Space.

Maintain sizes for all halloween images.

Maintaining the sizes of the Halloween Images in Cricut Design Space.

Move to the color sync tab to see all the pieces sorted by color. Adjust if you like to match the colors of your sheets of cardstock.

Cutting

With the machine set to Cricut Maker, select “Make It” in Design Space.

Preparing to cut the image in Cricut Design Space.

Set material type to Medium Cardstock, choosing the appropriate weight based on your paper. Place the first paper color onto the standard grip mat and follow the prompts for loading the cardstock paper into Cricut Maker and cutting. When the cut is complete, unload the mat from the machine.

Loading white card stock into the Cricut machine.

Remove the cut pieces from the cutting mat using a spatula tool if needed otherwise simply peel off the mat.

Repeat for the remaining Halloween pieces and papers.

Laying the cut Halloween images down next to the painted clothespins.

Assembling the Halloween Clothespins

Layer the cut pieces starting with the bottom layer working upward.

For the pumpkin, the black piece is the base piece. Place the green stem over top of the black stem and place the orange piece over the black piece and glue together.

For the witch’s hat, place the black band piece across the purple hat and glue together.

Gluing a black band on the purple witch catch.

For the ghost, place the white piece over the grey piece aligning the top edge of the ghost and glue together.

Gluing the cut ghost image over grey card stock.

Apply a dab of glue to the tops of the painted clothespins and press the assembled Halloween piece (in the coordinating colors) to the clothespin. Allow glue to dry before using.

And that’s it, the halloween clothespins are complete! Do you have a favorite? Mine is the witch’s hat.

close up image of the witch's hat Halloween clothespin completed craft

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Painted clothespins with Halloween images on top and text overlay explaining the clothespin craft for Halloween including a free SVG file.

Clothespin Crafts for Halloween

Jane and Sonja
Have fun making these clothespin crafts for Halloween using our free SVG cutting file.
5 from 2 votes

Materials
  

  • Halloween SVG bat, witch's hat, ghost and pumpkin
  • Cricut Maker or other Cricut cutting machine with Fine Point Blade
  • Cricut Standard Grip Mat
  • Cardstock paper in dark purple, green, orange, black, white and grey
  • Wooden clothespins x4
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or clear drying craft glue
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylics in Bright Orange, Festive Green, Lamp (Ebony) Black, White Wash
  • Paintbrush

Instructions
 

Preparing the Clothespins

  • Paint each of the clothespins in a different color: green for the witch’s hat clothespin; black for the bat clothespin; white for the ghost clothespin; and orange for the pumpkin clothespin.

Uploading the Halloween SVG File

  • Open Cricut Design Space.
  • Click on the “+” sign to start a new project, opening up a blank canvas.
  • Click on the Upload button from the toolbar to insert the downloaded Halloween SVG file onto the canvas.

Cutting

  • With the machine set to Cricut Maker, select “Make It” in Design Space.
  • Place the first paper color onto the standard grip mat.
  • Follow prompts for loading cardstock paper into Cricut Maker and cutting. When the cut is complete, unload the mat from the machine.
  • Remove the cut pieces from the cutting mat.
  • Repeat for the remaining Halloween pieces and papers.

Assembling the Halloween Clothespins

  • Layer the cut pieces starting with the bottom layer working upward.
  • Apply a dab of glue to the tops of the painted clothespins and press the assembled Halloween piece (in the coordinating colors) to the clothespin. Allow glue to dry before using.
Keyword diy, paper
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