Saturday, December 1, 2012

Spring Clothespin Wreath

This week Stampendous has been playing with DIY Bangles, but don't let the name fool you. They sell more than just bangles. You can buy beads, various shaped pendants, floral craft rings and other wood products. Today I am showcasing the floral craft ring. You can't really see the ring, but it's there!

I just started off with the wooden craft ring, a 12x12 sheet of paper, designer paper cut into strips, clothespins and Zip Dry glue. I covered the ring with the 12x12 paper, then covered the clothespins with the strips of paper. I couldn't resist embossing the edges of the clothespin for a distressed look. I really like the effect. I just used my VersaMark pen on the edges of the clothespins, added embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. Last, I sealed everything with Fast Finish.

Next, I affixed the clothespins onto the ring. I can't remember exactly how many I used, but it was a little more than 50. I bought two 50 packs at Target for less than $2 apiece. Clothespins are cheap!! I put another coat of Fast Finish on it just for good measure.

Now, the real fun began! I embellished it with paper medallions, flowers a butterfly and a banner. The flowers are from the Jumbo Cling Tiger Lily. I stamped two lilies with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored them with Copic markers, and used embossing powder, mica fragments and glitter to embellish them. I also used a little embossing enamel and fran·táged the edges of the yellow flower. The butterfly is from the Jumbo Cling Butterfly Trio. Again, I stamped with Memento, colored with Copics and embossed it. Likewise, I sealed it with Fast Finish. (Can this just be a given?)

The banner also uses the Stampendous Small Typewriter Alphabet set. I cut out canvas with pinking shears, stamped SPRING, dried the ink with my heat gun and sealed with Fast Finish. Then I  punched eyelets and ran some twine through them before tying it to the wreath.

This is my first wreath and I gotta say, I kinda love it!!

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Mary Dawn said...

this is super cute! i love it

wendyp said...

beautiful job!!! You must have a ton of patience to cover all those clothespins. I probably would have gotten half way through and opted for a half circle design, LOL!

Liz said...

Wow, this is really thinking outside the box! (It's not a card or scrapbook page) and in a super fun and cute way. Way to go!!

L.B. said...

What a great idea. So pretty

Kristine Reynolds said...


Sue D said...

Very fun wreath. I like how you embossed the edges of the clothespins and all the flowers, rosettes and banner.

Alli said...

SO fun!
Love it!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Annette, your wreath is fantastic! I'm loving the Stampendous pirate gold ep on your tiger lilies.

Barb Turpin said...

Annette, I LOVE your cute little banner!

joy said...

Annette, this wreath is just the bomb! Love the colored and embossed clothespins, the big flowers and butterfly and that sweet little banner, too! Nicely done!

Carol said...

What a bright and happy seasonal wreath!

Carol B

judit said...

Wow, beautiful wreath, love the colours and the way you decorated it! hugs, judit x

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Wreath!! I LOVE the BRIGHT colors and the FUN stamped Images!! That BUTTERFLY is BEAUTIFUL!! I think this would be a FUN project to make for the Holiday using some of the holiday images and then hanging the special holiday cards that you recieve on it!! Might just have to make one!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Mindy said...

Love the clothespin wreath, but I especially love the stamping and coloring with copics. The images are so beautiful and vibrant.

mauiquilter said...

Your first wreath? - amazing! Need to get some fast finish. Great idea a d I especially love the happy colors and all the details!

Kailash said...

Such s stunning project, love the bright, vivid colors and those clothespins are just too cute!!!

christi said...

this wreath is so festive and fun. I can see it as my first breath of spring. love all the elements and the base underneath gives it great support. pretty project.

Sherry Butcher said...

Cute and fun, colors great. TFS.

kathi17 said...

This is so cute. I love the cheerful colors, it reminds that spring really will come again on these dark cold winter days!

Lea said...

Annette, this is just so pretty! I love all the happy colors and your coloring is awesome! Love, love, love!

Loly Borda said...

I love your colorful wreath, I was thinking even with only the clothpis would look good, but your embellishments make it fabulous. TFS

Jan Garber said...

This clothespin wreath would be adorable on my front door! Love all the patterns and colors!


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