Spent some time browsing Pinterest this evening and came across some really adorable nursery ideas. I absolutely adore these hanging lamp shades. I haven't ever seen anything like them before. Soft neutral colors. Warm and easy on the eyes. This is a great idea if you are waiting to find out the sex until the…
Christmas wreath card holder. Would be a cute project for kids. Found directions at this link: http://www.holiday-kids-crafts.com/Christmas-Craft-wreathcraft-clothespin-greeting-card-holder.html
Christmas wreath card holder - cute way to display them all! Would do gold/silver/burgandy colors though... I wonder if you can buy giant clothespins? Or make three of them in different sizes as a big wall art piece... one wouldn't be enough!
Christmas Card Display Wreath. If you spray-painted the clothespins ahead of time (or even left them plain), I'm thinking this would be a great and affordable MOPS craft. Different styles of ribbon would help make this go with various styles of decor.
Clothespin Wreath for Christmas Cards - would be better with glittered clothes pins
Christmas wreath card holder. Would be cute to use scrap paper on the clothes pins
holiday card holder... a wreath of clothes pins
Clothes pin wreath / Christmas card display
Clothespin Christmas Card Wreath Idea
It's been awhile since I shared a Pinterest inspired craft on here. With the holidays coming up there are hundreds of cute ideas and recipes I want to try for Christmas. So far, I've only gotten around to one, but I really love it! It was definitely trickier and more work than the tutorial made it out to be, but I do feel pretty good about the final product. Here was my original inspiration: Source: gwennypenny.com via Rachel on Pinterest Here's my supplies ahead of time...only thing I was missing in the photo was my glue gun and a twist tie from the grocery store. In addition to being one cute wreath, it's also pretty cheap. I'd say the whole thing ran me under $15. The box is used to hold all of the clothes pins so that you can easily paint them all. I would have never thought to do it this way. The box made spray painting so simple. Thanks to my kind husband for helping me document the whole event by photographing this part! Somewhere along the way I killed a hornet. I felt pretty tough with my lethal can of spray paint. Here are the clothespins after 3 coats of paint. You also have to be sure to pick up the box and spray paint the bottoms of each pin. If not, the end will have no paint and it's definitely noticeable. Next came the wire. You take a coat hanger and basically form it into a circle. After this step, all you do it string on the beads and clip on the pins in an alternating pattern. Super simple...or so you'd think. I will say, the pins gave me more trouble than I had expected. They move all over the place and don't naturally lay flat. The original tutorial (see the pinterest link above) made it seem like a piece of cake, and this definitely drove me a little batty. But then here's where I really had trouble. At the end, you leave about 1.5 inches of wire on each side and then overlap them to hot glue them together. Because the wreath doesn't naturally lay flat, this was really tough. Like, I kind of wanted to scrap the whole thing and give up because I just couldn't figure out how to glue these two pieces of wire together. But then my engineer husband came up with the brightest idea. He was my Christmas craft hero! He suggested taking a twisty tie from the grocery store and using that to hold the wires together and then add the glue. This was exactly what I needed to make this work! Ta-Da! The twisty tie did the trick! And now we have.... ...over the fireplace. I love the finished product. An now that we've started to see the Christmas cards roll in, it's beginning to look like this! I love the finished product and hope it can hold all of our cards this year!