Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Card Wreath

It is no surprise that I have become a little lazy about blogging. I have been too wrapped up in other things, including spending too much time on Pinterest and as a result looking at other projects and blogs instead of updating my blog. My goal is to improve on this and try to make more time to update my blog regularly. It also doesn't help working full time and going to school. But enough about my excuses of not blogging, I have however been taking experimenting with DIY projects and recipes....just haven't blogged about any of it. Until now that the spirit of spreading holiday cheer, I am going to share a project I found on Pinterest! I am eager to fill up my wreath with holiday cards :)

  • 50 clothespins (just the plain wooden ones)
  • red pony beads
  • spray paint (Emerald Green)
  • wire hanger
  • red ribbon (at least one yard)
  • hot glue gun


1. Clip the clothespins along the edge of a box  

 2. In a well ventilated area (or outside) spray paint the clothespins (2-3 coats of paint.) I would also recommend wearing
gloves so that your hands don't turn green :) 

 3. Use a wire cutter to cut the hook end off of a hanger. Shape the hanger in a circular wreath shape.

4. After the clothespins are completely dried, begin stringing the beads and clothespins filling up the wreath.

5. Use a hot glue gun to attach the two ends to the wreath. I used two coats of glue and held it in place while it dried.

6. Attach the ribbon to the top of the wreath where you glued it together. Cut the ribbon the length that you would like the wreath to hang (mine was about 10 inches before looping). With the remaining ribbon make a bow and glue to the wreath

Hang your wreath and begin eagerly waiting for your holiday cards to arrive in the mail! :)

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