12.23.2010

Teacher Gift Idea : Clothespin Wreath w/Blank Note Cards

Clothespin Wreath - Teacher Gift Idea

I had some fun coming up with this project for Cocoa Daisy's 12 Days of Christmas Projects...I was originally thinking it would hold holiday cards but thought that it would make a perfect teacher gift if I included handmade blank note cards instead!  Now that the gift has been given to Zoey's teacher I thought I'd share the project with you here.  It can be changed up to fit the individual that you are giving it to just by changing the patterned papers and embellishments that you use. 

To create this functional wreath you will need the following:

chipboard circle (cut large enough for clothespins to be adhered to)
kraft knife (to cut out smaller circle in center of large circle)
small plate (to trace the center circle)
at least 15 clothespins
patterned papers
embellishments
ink
ribbon
hot glue gun
favorite adhesive

Instructions:

1. cut a smaller circle out from the center of your larger circle using a small dessert plate and your kraft knife
2. adhere patterned paper to the front of your chipboard circle and trim the edges along the edges with your kraft knife
3. adhere patterned paper to the front of all your clothespins and ink the edges of your clothespins
4. using your hot glue gun, attach your clothespins to your wreath
5. embellish with flowers, buttons or other fun things!
6. attach ribbon to the top of your wreath and you are done!

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1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

 
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