I have been wanting to make something to hold all the cute holiday cards I get from my friends. I found this idea on Pinterest
It's a cute wreath made of clothespins - this one also used ribbon between the pins. This is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to Pintrest - when you clicked on the link, it only led to this image - no how-to blog post or anything! I decided that I could figure it out on my own so here goes!
Here's what you'll need for this project:
Clothespins - mine came from Walmart - $2 for 100 - I used 60 on my 12 inch frame
Glue - I used ModgePodge
Take the scrapbook paper and cut out a section that would fit the number of pins you need.
Spread the glue on the paper, and firmly press in the clothes pins - let it dry. I did all the gluing, and let the pins dry while I cleaned my kitchen :)
Cut out the clothes pins so that the paper is only covering the clothes pin with a slight overlap - you don't want to leave too much paper it will leave a slightly messy look on your finished product. I decided to do the pins in different directions when I glued them on the paper so I got a variation of the pattern on the paper, it worked out cute!
The wreath frame has 4 circles - to get the look that I decided on you alternate every other pin. Each pin starts from between the 2nd and 3rd circles - pins on the inside go on the inner two circles and the outside pins go on the outer two circles.
The ends will stick up making a zig-zag look.
I used the same order of pins around the whole wreath and I like the mismatched order of it all!
Then you simply tie a ribbon onto the back of the wreath and hang!
I can't wait until the wreath is full of cards of my cute friends and their kids!