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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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Spring Blog Hop! Keepin’ it Fresh, Clean & Simple for Spring!

Spring Blog Hop ButtonHappy First Day of Spring!

Wow!  Throw back the shutters, drag the heavy linens off the bed and put on a pair of shorts!  It is spring!   Welcome to Every Day is an Occasion Spring Blog Hop!  If you came from the most amazingly talented and tough act to follow, Holly from Ribbons and Glue, then you are hangin’ out in the right place.  If you just joined me, you will not want to miss this hop, so head over to our lovely and talented hostess, Jill from Every Day is an Occasion and start there.

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Spring is full of colored pastels, brightly colored eggs, bunnies and peeps, but to me spring means fresh, new, clean and simple.  This is a time where I purge and clean my house from top to bottom and a time my citrus trees are in full bloom and fill my house with sweet fragrance.

Since I am currently in that spring clean mode, I decided to make a wreath the reflects how this time of the year makes me feel.  I know, me and my wreaths, but I collect and make wreaths the way some collect shoes!  I have to have a wreath for every occasion!

This wreath was so easy to make and is made with 100% all natural crafting products!  How fresh is that? I was lucky enough to have Dave from Hemptique pass along some of  their A-M-A-Z-I-N-G product to play and create with.  Among the goodies, I received some Hemp Yarn and Variegated Rainbow Hemp  Spool and just fell in love with the textures and colors!

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I made the base by wrapping a flat 12 inch wooden ring, that can be found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby, with the Hemp Yarn.  This was easy to do, but a bit time consuming but I did it while watching a movie with the hubs one night.

Then I made these colorful flower blossoms using the Variegated Rainbow Hemp by cutting around 24 inch strands and folding them in half and tie in a bow.  I made three bows fro each flower blossom.  Once all bows were made, I then used a hot glue gun and attached each bow to each other, one on top of another in a way that formed the flower blossoms.  Once the flower blossoms were completed, I trimmed off the excess length and then added a linen button from, Close to My Heart, with hot glue to the center of each blossom.  Once all blossoms were complete, I attached each blossom to the wreath using hot glue.

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On the top portion of the wreath I cut enough Rainbow Hemp to be able to wrap around the wreath to showcase why it is called Rainbow Hemp.

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To finish the wreath I hand-bound together a nice length of  the Hemp Yarn and looped it around the top of the wreath for hanging and trimmed any excess length.

This wreath is super clean and fresh and because it is made with  the durability of the 100% natural hemp, I have a feeling it will hanging on my front door a lot this year!

Now for the blog candy! 

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Who does not love mini chalkboards on a stick or should I say 8 chalkboards on 8 sticks?  And since I have been gushing about how cool Hemptique product is, I thought I would throw in a ball of the amazing Hemp Yarn! Hey maybe you can make a project combining both these goodies!  All you need to do is :

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I will be announcing the randomly picked winner on Monday, March 25, 2013! 

Now be sure to head over and check out the sweet and very talented Lisa from A Mermaid’s Crafts to keep hoppin’ along!

Just in case you lost your way . . .

The Blog Hop Line Up!
Jill- Every Day is an Occasion
Holly- Ribbons & Glue
Arin- A Piece of Life’s Pie (You are here)
Lisa- A Mermaid’s Crafts NEXT
Kelsie Ann- Cut Craft Create
Missy- Quick Chick Designs
Court- Court’s Craft Corner
Heather- The Hunny Pot
Shelly- My Paper Love
Jamie- So Much Better With Age
Thanks for sharing a piece of ‘keepin’ it fresh and clean” pie with me!  Be sure to head over to my other creative spring idea I have going on for Decorate to Celebrate!
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Sweet Tweet! Spring is in the Air!

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I know it is only mid-February, but with 80 degree temps in our neck of the woods, I could not help but feel as if there is a bit of “spring” in the air and wanted to make this fun grapevine wreath using Globecraft and Piccolo 3-D Enamel Gels to add color and dimension to a $ find I scored at Michaels!

Since I was adding so much color to the birdcage, I decided to practice a great amount restraint in not over designing this wreath. To me spring translates new, fresh, clean and simple. I wanted to make a wreath that can be easily crafted together in a short amount of time; a great quick gift idea that will bring lots of smiles!

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Materials List:

  • Globecraft & Piccolo Cobalt Turquoise 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Orange 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Butter Cream 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Mustard Yellow 3D Enamel Gel
  • Globecraft & Piccolo Napthol Red 3D Enamel Gel
  • My Mind’s Eye (MME) 6×6 Paper Stack – “Sunny”
  • Micheals Laser Cut Wood Birdcage
  • Panada 6 inch Box Wreath
  • Twinery Butter Cream twine
  • Celebrate It 1/2 inch orange ribbon
  • Cricut Die Cut Machine
  • Cricut Cartridge Celebrations (pennant stencil cut at 1 1/4 inch, 1 1/2 inches, and 1 3/4 inches)
  • Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Ink
  • Dauber
  • Close To My Heart Red Assortment Buttons
  • Hot Glue
  • Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Bone Folder
  • Pencil (for tracing pennant stencil)
  • Straight Pin

Step 1: Applying Globecraft & Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel: Starting with the Butter Cream Globecraft & Piccolo 3D Enamel Gel, apply to the cage’s outline. Then begin to apply the color to the flowers using a straight pin to pull the color through to areas that are tight. You do not need to wait for each color to dry. The beauty of this product is that is has a thick consistency and does not run or spread as long as you take care in not running over the other color boarders. Set aside and let set and dry for a couple of hours (mine dried in about an hour, but I live in a drier climate – if pressed for time, you can set your oven at the lowest temp possible and the door cracked to speed the process. just keep a watchful eye on it).

sweet tweet 3Step 2: Paper Pennants: I used a Cricut die ctt machine to make the stencils for the paper pennants, but you can use a Silhouette or cut them out free handed. Using a designer paper of your choice, create a fold using a bone folder and trace the pennants using the stencils (this will create the “diamond shape that folds over the twine to secure the pennants). I cut two pennants each from three different coordinating design paper with coordinating sizes to match the design paper.

Once all pennants are cut, ink edges with a dauber, glue pennant together (ONLY THE BOTTOM PORTION OF PENNANT, so you have an opening to run the twine through), then run each pennant through a 20 inch piece of twine, tie to the back of the wreath and cut off any extra length.

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Step 3: Button Embellishments: To add the button embellishment to the top of the birdcage start by first applying hot glue to the bottom button and securing the top button. Once cooled, apply the button set to the top of the birdcage.

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Step 4: Assembling the Wreath: Assemble the wreath by securing the birdcage with hot glue and using a slip knot technique to add the ribbon at the top of the wreath for hanging. The pennants were already added, but you may need to rearrange or straighten them out a bit.

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There you have it! Sweet, simple and done in not time flat! Head on over to Globecraft and Piccolo’s online store to gather up the supplies so you can cook up this springtime wreath! Also head over to my post over at Globecraft and Piccolo’s blog and see my other birdcage inspired wreath project using their book board charms, powder enamels and more 3D enamel gels!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “spring is in the air” pie with me.

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