Spring is in the air and what better use for clothespins, other than hanging freshly laundered sheets, is making a bright, full of sparkle and cheery wreath using 3-D Enamel gels from Globecraft and Piccolo, glitter and washi tape! I got this idea from one of my best blog buddies, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, and just have not got enough of making these things! I feel like Bubba from Forest Gump…, “Clothespin wreaths with washi tape, Clothespin wreaths with glitter, clothespin wreaths with fabric, clothespin wreaths with Globecraft and Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel . . .” I think you get my point, I want to make a million of these things and in my opinion the world could not have too many clothespin wreaths!
WHICH brings me to a fun idea I had. To any of you that want to take on the challenge and make your own fun clothespin wreaths (any style or product can be used) and share your pic with me over at my FACEBOOK PAGE. This will put you in the running for scoring some of this AWESOME Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel and a surprise “Designer Piccolo Pick”! You have until the May 6th, 2013 to upload a fun clothespin project! I will announce the winner May 9th, 2013 via blog and Facebook. I hope you join in and I can’t wait to see what you come up with! This could give you a jump on a Mother’s Day gift!
Step 1: Prepping 6 inch hoop and clothespins Using white stamping ink and dauber, ink the full hoop to give a “white wash” appearance to it. Then ink the top and sides of the clothes pins for the same effect. Set aside to set and dry (this should only take about 10 minutes).
Step 2: Glittering tops of clothespins Separate out 14 clothespins and decide on how many clothespins go to each color of glitter. In this project, (6)glitter colors were used and divided out (3)clothespins per the two lightest colored glitters and the remainder colors had (2)clothespins each.
Apply Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the top of the clothespin, dust glitter over the adhesive, shake off the excess and set aside to set and dry. Repeat for all 14 clothes pins. The glitter clothespins will set in dry in about an hour.
Step 3: Applying 3D Enamel Gel to the tops of clothespins Using (6) of the inked clothespins apply Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel to the tops of the clothespins and set aside to set and dry. For this project, two clothespins were assigned to each 3D enamel gel color.
Step 4: Adding the Washi Tape There should be 11 remaining inked clothespins. Separate them out to the number of washi tape patterns you have. In this project, there were five different washi tape patterns used. (2) clothespins were used for four of the five patterns and for the last pattern, (3)clothespins were used.
Stick the washi tape to the top of the clothespin using the edge as a guide for setting. Add pressure to stick. Cut and trim the ends and then trim down the side that has the excess washi tape.
Step 5: Assembling the Wreath This is clearly up to the crafters desire. This wreath was done in loose pattern of (1)washi tape, (2) glitter and (1) 3D enamel gel starting at the top and working clockwise down. Finish with looping 18 inches of 1 ½ inches of ribbon around the top and hang!
This fun, easy and fresh wreath will add a touch of spring to any door or mantel. The 3D Enamel Gels are a great addition to a project like this since it really ads a whole new level of texture and pop among the pattern wahsi tape and the sparkle of the glitter. Be sure to head over and check out my project using some new C-O-O-L product they have over at Globecraft and Piccolo! It is a MUST HAVE!
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