Age Clothespins w/ vinegar and steel wool. Fill container w/white vinegar and a steel wool pad. Let sit overnight. Drop clothespins into solution - make sure to coat each throroughly. Remove after a few minutes. Lay on rag to dry.
Make colorful and inexpensive trivets out of clothespins! Aren't these wooden clothespin trivets fun? Heat resistent glue and maybe a piece of wood or felt to help hold together more. Can be plain wood or painted
Recycled Christmas Crafts: Thrilled to find something to do with the clothespin springs! I've made about a dozen clothespin snowflakes and had all these little springs left just couldn't throw them away. Love the simplicity of this.