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Clothespin are for more than just Laundry!

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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! 🙂

Materials Needed:

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

18 responses »

  1. Holy smokes girl..this is amazing! The clothespins are all so fun! Love all the designs:) How creative!
    Hope thing settle down a bit for you. Yeah, I know sometimes I feel I am treading water:) Keep your chin up! Thanks so much for popping over to my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    • Thank you Sherri! I know, it has been crazy and from the looks of your blog, the same for you! Just in case you missed it, I am having a fun “make your own clothespin wreath challenge for some awesome globecraft and piccolo product!

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  2. Your clothespin wreath is FABULOUS!!!! I love the way you made it.

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    • thank you! They are sooo much fun to make! Darn Holly for opening this can of addictive worms for me! 🙂 Just in case you missed it, I am having a fun “make your own clothespin wreath challenge for some awesome globecraft and Piccolo product! 🙂

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  3. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous, Arin!! What a fabulous use of clothes pins!! They look amazing!! Love this!! Have a great day 🙂

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  4. Awesome clothespin wreath. I love these kind of projects!! 🙂

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  5. Arin…LOVE THIS WREATH!!! Yes, I needed to put that all in CAPS. What a creative idea. I feel like it would also make an adorable picture frame. All the techniques you used were great. I think my favorites though are the glitter ones!

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  6. Love the colors of this wreath! That enamel looks so cool too…BTW….Clothes pins really do ROCK! Holly 🙂

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  7. Hi Arin:) OMG! such a fantastic creative idea!! I love it and LOVE how you have decorated all those clothespins!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog:)
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  8. this is just AMAZING just WOW

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  9. Fabulous and so colourful. What an amazing idea!! TFS

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  10. Arin, this is an awesome project! I think its great!! Love all the colors and patterns! A wonderful home decor piece for the season!

    Susie

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  11. You go with your crafty self, BBB!! This is so fun & gorgeous! I think I’m gonna have to get me some of that enamel stuff! Awesome job – as always!

    Diana 🙂
    Leelee Card Designs

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  12. I love this super fun idea!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Peacock Color Challenge“ Linky Party. New Linky Party starts Monday hope you will join us again!!

    Tara
    Craftin Desert Diva’s

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  13. You are a machine. I haven’t gone there yet with the washi tape. Saw some in the LSS but I just couldn’t commit. What fun!

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  14. This was so cute, I love the variety you used when you decorated the pins–_I’ve never tried one of these but I think I may want to try one for Christmas this year…..

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