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Clothespin Wreath Tutorial

Clothespin Wreath Tutorial

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First off, so excited to be guest posting for Gwen and her Haul out the Holly series! (every time I hear that phrase, the song starts playing in my head!) hehe
Isn’t this little wreath so festive? Oh but look-what’s it made of? Clothespins.

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For holding your Christmas cards! cute (and brilliant), no?
Want your own?
You’ll need:
wire clothes hanger
yard of ribbon
1 pack of clothespins (I used most of a pack of 50, only $1.50 at Walmart)
green spray paint
pony beads
wire cutter/pliers
glue gun
empty box (diaper boxes work well;)

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OK, let’s get started!
First, pull the flaps off of the box, and clip all your clothespins like so. Handy, huh?

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Spray 3-4 coats of paint on the clothespins. Make sure to get in between the two parts as best you can, and underneath as well. Let them dry for a day or so.

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 Cut the hook off your wire hanger, and shape into a circle. Grab your beads.

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 Then, alternating bead and clothespin, slide onto the wire.

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 Continue until your wreath is almost full, and the wires overlap about 1.5 inches.

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Glue them together with the glue gun-lots o’ glue here.

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 Cut a piece of ribbon (mine was about 12″ long), and tie it around the wire, then trim the ends and glue that to the wires.

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Using the rest of your ribbon, tie a bow and glue that on top of your hanger.

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So cute, festive, and useful!
Merry crafting!