A Note From Melissa
project by Kim at Twice Remembered
I've been wanting to cover clothespins with paper ever since I saw it done by Kim at Twice Remembered. I finally pulled out my all-time favorite Christmas paper—BasicGrey Fruitcake—and went for it when I realized they could have multiple uses for the holidays besides just looking cute. (Especially after I decided to add magnets).
For example, holding a Christmas newsletter on the fridge.
Or embellishing a gift bag while also holding a tag.
I think I'll make a set for every season!
I've listed my supplies and a few tips so that you can try it yourself. I couldn't believe how quickly they came together. I promise that the most time-consuming part will be standing in line to buy the clothespins.
If you try your hand at some, please post a picture in our gallery!
patterned paper, cut in 3/8" x 3 1/4" strips
strips of magnet
adhesive, both to adhere and to top-coat
+ I used my ATG gun to adhere both the paper and the magnets. It was a cinch!
+ I cut the magnet strips from my stash of business card fridge magnets. (I just knew I would need those someday!) Be aware that they are not all made equal. The thinnest ones cause the clothespins to slide down the fridge when holding anything heavier than a Kleenex. The thicker ones are perfect.
+ You can also paint the clothespins before adding the paper. While I didn't paint these, I might be so inclined with certain color schemes.
Click here for a link to Kim's tutorial!