Those of you who are on my mailing list may just recognize these clothespin magnets from my 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter series! I had made a mini clothespin card wreath for my daughter (with project instructions for you, of course). Today I want to share these matching clothespin magnets:
While the 12 Weeks of Christmas projects are an exclusive benefit to my subscribers, the project was based on these simple magnets. Create your own following these basic steps:
1. Add a layer of Designer Series Paper to the top surface of your clothespin using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or a thin layer of Crystal Effects. I used our now retired Christmas paper stack, but you could use any patterned paper - check out our collection here.
2. Coat the surface of your chosen paper (on the clothespin) in a thin layer of Crystal Effects and let dry completely (I simply leave overnight). This will not only give your project a glossy sheen, but it will protect the paper from water damage and the like. For more uses for your Crystal Effects, see my Top 10 Uses for Crystal Effects here.
3. Using a strong industrial adhesive from your craft store, adhere an equally strong magnet to the back of your magnet. If you use a cheap magnet, your clothespin won't actually be functional ... a single piece of paper will leave it sliding down your magnet board!
4. Tie on a piece of coordinating ribbon to match. Our collection of ribbons and trims (found here) coordinate with our designer series paper giving you a guaranteed match.
Clip your clothespin onto a little note and you have an instant handmade gift for a friend! Mine will be holding a welcome home note for my daughter who is returning from camp with her school tonight (to coordinate with her wreathe) and thank you notes for some ladies who are helping me out today on a task I can't get to.
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