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Clothespin Wreath Photo Holder

Clothespin Wreath Photo Holder is a project that teens will enjoy making and younger children can do with help from an older sibling or adult. This Clothespin Wreath Photo Holder is a good way to feature a special event or series of shots of the same people.

 Trivia: Clothespins or clothes-pegs, as they are known in the UK, were invented by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont, in 1853.

Supplies

Paint or food coloring
Paintbrush or glass bowl
Wire hanger or craft wire
Beads
Hot glue
Ribbon
Newspaper
Photos

Instructions

This Clothespin Wreath Photo Holder can be made inexpensively from clothespins purchased at your local Dollar Store.

Spread newspapers to protect your work surface.

Paint or dye your clothespins. Dying will give you a neater result since metal does not absorb the dye. To  dye, soak clothespins overnight in water mixed with food coloring. The longer you soak the more concentrated the color, the darker your results will be. Set aside to dry completely.

Bend a piece of the wire hanger or craft wire into desired shape and size. Slide on clothespins through the metal spring spacing apart with beads.  Dab on hot glue at ends together.

Add a bow and your favorite photos.

 

 

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