Well Hello! Did you guys think I had forgotten about you? I could so never do that! You all know how busy the Holidays get, I took that time to relax and gather some exciting DIY ideas to share. Today, I made a super cute vintage clothespin wreath that I want to share with you. I'll admit, I'm swooning every time I pass by...... maybe it's why the laundry's caught up ;)
Told ya, love it! This window hangs opposite my back entrance door which is in the laundry hall. I call it a hall since it doesn't have a door, and runs parallel to the kitchen. Naturally, clothespins seemed like a good idea!
I got all of these supplies @ Hobby Lobby totaling $12, too bad the excitement couldn't wait for 40% off. Not too shabby for such a statement wreath. Of course, the branch was from my own yard so it was free.
I hot glued 49 clothespins to the inside ring of the hoop, getting
them as close as I could to each other.
I made sure they were centered as much as possible. Sorry, my workspace is
usually a mess while I craft!
When I got to the last 2, I had to space those out a little more than the rest, since there wasn't enough room for a 3rd. I decided that was where I would hang the wreath from, the ribbon hid the space just fine. When it was all good and dry, I stained the entire piece with Minwax Special Walnut stain. FYI...I know this is asking a lot if your impatient like me, but I suggest staining everything before assembly, and letting it completely dry. I came home to 4 clothespins in the floor, who new stain would eat thru hot glue? Lesson learned!
I simply hung the branch with twine from small nails, and attached the burlap ribbon knot with a nail to the top of the window as well.
I've always liked chevron, but not enough to use it on big pieces. So, I used this as my time to contribute to the chevron universe!
One more look at the cutie!
I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday season, stay tuned for lots of posts coming up!
Happy New Year!
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