With Christmas coming there are sure to be Christmas cards in the mail soon. When they come I’m going to be ready! I made a wreath with clothespins to display all the fun cards.
I have many embroidery hoops laying around so I glued my clothes pins to the inner ring of my embroidery hoop.
It worked out fine and the clothespins feel secure, but I don’t think this will stay together in storage.
I was thinking a better solution for this wreath would be to clip the clothes pins onto a wire form wreath. That would definitely last from year to year.
You could also shape a hanger into a circle and clip the clothes pins to the hanger.
First I figured out how many clothes pins would fit onto my hoop.
I decided to use about 43 clothespins.
Out of these 3/8″ ribbons I cut strips to the size of the clothes pin.
The length of each ribbon is just a hair less than 3″. (They are longer than 2 3/4″).
After the ribbon was cut to size I sealed each end with a candle.
Then I glued the ribbon to the face of each clothespin.
Aren’t these colors so fun!
I put a dab of glue on the hoop and pressed a clothespin over the glue.
I held each one down for at least 10 seconds.
Keep on gluing each pin around the hoop. I had a few clothespins point inward so some cards will be displayed in the center of the hoop.
I thought about using all green ribbon for the wreath (since wreaths are usually green). Then I thought to myself “When do I follow rules?” I’m glad I did my own thing! I think it’s very festive!
I left an empty space and glued a pinwheel bow to the hoop.
I used 1 1/2″ Holiday Super Hot Traxx Ribbon. LOVE IT!
I just LOVE Christmas and all the crafts that come with it!