I was feeling crafty on Sunday, and after driving to three different stores, I finally found all the supplies I needed to create what I had in mind….
I first saw these glittery clothespins on Pinterest and immediately fell in love with them…
And then I found this awesome clothespin wreath for holding Christmas Cards…
… and decided to combine the two. My idea isn’t original, but I loved the wreath and decided to do my own colors of glittery clothespins to make it.
I started with a pack of clothespins, some craft paint and a wooden letter “O”. Some people use a wire wreath form or just a hanger to attach the clothespins, but I’m a perfectionist and needed something already round to guide my clothespins.
Then I painted all the clothespins red, green and white… which ended up being twice as many as I needed. OOps! After that I added a couple of layers of clear glitter paint so I could still see the color underneath.
Next I painted the wooden “O” because you will be able to see in between the clothespins.
Then I laid them all out to make sure there were an even number of each color… again, I’m a perfectionist!
After I laid them all out, I hot glued them on and waited for everything to dry.
In the end, I had my glitter clothespin Christmas card wreath!
They aren’t as glittery as I thought they would be, but I kind of like the subtleness of it. I glued the top two clothespins opposite of the rest so I could put our Christmas card in the middle. That is last year’s card, I’m still waiting for this years to arrive!
What have you guys been crafting this holiday season? Has anyone else made a clothespin wreath?
I linked up to:
Centsational Girl’s Holiday Craft Link Party