Wedding season is in full swing and with Roger and I’s second anniversary coming up I though it was time for Domestically Blissful to spend some time on weddings. So for the next month – until our anniversary on June 24 – I will be sporadically sharing some DIY projects and advice on the topic of weddings and marriage.
For our wedding we used mini clothespins to attach pictures of Roger growing up to twine and pictures of me growing up to lace. If we had thought about it – or had any extra time – these Decorative Clothespins would have been a cute little addition to our pictures.
These Decorative Clothespins were really fun to make and can be used for a wedding shower, bridal shower, or baby shower. But since none of those are options for me I thought I might add a magnetic strip to the back of them – as soon as I can find magnets in my mess of crafts!
What you’ll need:
Hot Glue Gun with Glue
Lace Decorative Clothespins
Place the clothespin on top of the lace and cut to size. Then apply a line of hot glue along the top of the clothespin and attach the lace. If you are making a large amount of Lace Decorative Clothespins I would suggest cutting all of your lace to size first then attaching them to the clothespins with the glue.
Painted Decorative Clothespins
You can paint the clothespins however you like using your amazing painting skills – but I decided to go simple since my painting skills are at a beginner level. I placed a dab of white acrylic paint on top of a slightly larger drop of colored painted to create different shades of color.
Glittery Decorative Clothespins
Place all of the clothespins – that you want to be the same color – on a sheet of paper. Roll the stick of glue on top of the clothespins and sprinkle on the glitter. Once dry, shake the extra glitter off, place the glitter container on a clean sheet of paper and funnel the extra glitter back into the container – for a better idea on how to do this check out these Glitter Edged Fall Leaves.
Once completed you can use your Decorative Clothespins to hang pictures or quotes on some twine or lace for decor at a wedding or shower. Then after the wedding you can add a magnetic strip to the back and use your Decorative Clothespins to hang pictures and reminders on your fridge. These would also make great locker accessories once school starts again!
Note: I noticed that the large clothespins are a bit top heavy when attaching them to twine so I attached something to the picture to counter the weight.
I’d love to see your Decorative Clothespins! Instagram your DIY project with the hashtag domesticallyblissful
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