One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is receiving Christmas cards, particularly picture cards that allow me to see friends and family who are far away and admire how much their children have grown and changed from last year to this year. Unfortunately, after I'm done admiring these cards, they get shoved into a basket with a gazillion others, never to be seen or heard from again! Until now...Using washi tape (my new fave), clothespins and a wire, coat hanger, ribbon, and a lil' bling, I created a wreath that doubles as a Christmas card holder. 'Tis the season to be crafty!!!
Here's how you, too, can make one:
- Wire, clothes hanger
- Needle-nosed pliers
- Clothespins (I used a little over 60 of them)
- Washi tape
- Sticky-backed gems
1. Place a piece of washi tape top across the flat side of a clothespin. Trim any excess at the ends of the clothespins.
2. Fold excess tape over the sides of the clothespins
3. Shape wire. Clothes hanger into circular shape. Use pliers if needed.
4. After all clothespins are covered, place them onto the open end of the wire hanger through the wire loop in the middle with the side of the clothespin that opens facing upward. I used two patterns of washi tape and alternated them amongst clothespins
5. Using pliers, bend the open end of the wire hanger inward and wrap around the other side. Add sticky-backed gems to the ends of every other clothespin.
6. Wrap ribbon around the ends of the wire hanger and hook. Tie a bow in the front.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM HOYBY CRAFTS!!!!!