Pinterest inspired project: Clothespin wreath

clothespin wreath

I shared last week on facebook that the end of February is sneaking up on me fast.  And I had quite a few things still to do if I was going to complete my goals for this month!  Happy to report I accomplished quite a few this weekend, one of which was my Pinterest inspired project for February.

(I made a huge list of goals for 2012 and one was to…“Do and blog about a monthly Pinterest project – start doing some of those wonderful projects I have been pinning.” )

I had seen and pinned several wreaths made out of clothespins that I loved!

This one was probably my favorite…

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Pinned from Budget Wise Home

And I loved this one that also looked like a sunburst mirror

Pinned from Design Sponge

Then I found this wreath on A Soft Place to Land made on a metal wreath form.

And I knew exactly what I was going to do.  Winking smile

It all started when I was shopping at Dollar General with the 50% coupon.  I came across some bags of 50 clothespin that were $1.00, so only 50¢ after coupon.    (I checked prices on the vintage type clothespins and they were $3.99 for a bag of 25 at Hobby Lobby.  I liked my $1.00 for 100 clothespins price much better!)

I also had this metal wreath form leftover from my evergreen Christmas wreath from last year, that I also used for my FREE boxwood wreath this year.  All the boxwood clippings were dead and brown so I cut them off so I could re-use the metal wreath.

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This was a seriously simple and easy project.  I started pinning the clothespins around the wreath.

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I tried a couple different ways and found that I liked the staggered look better.

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So this is the door to my laundry room.  (I actually painted and decorated my laundry room a year or so ago and I need to share that with you.  I have a few more things I want to complete in there and then I will show you the whole room.  I plan to start sharing some house tour posts starting in March showing you one room at a time – before and after pictures, DIY projects and more!  So look for those soon!)

I was seriously DONE with the ivy basket on the front of the door.  So into the yard sale bin it went.

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And on the door went my new clothespin wreath!  I used about 85 clothespins on the whole wreath.

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But it still needed something.  So I tipped the outer clothespins out so they weren’t all flat.  Better….

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But it still needed something else (lest I forget that the door led to the laundry room Winking smile )

So I made a little banner from some scrap white fabric I had (following the same method I used on my “Fall” banner), added some little yellow flowers from my flower stash, and it was DONE!

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I LOVE it!  So cute and festive!  The colors in my laundry room are yellow, white and black (which you will see in my tour later) so it goes perfectly.

And for $1.00 for the clothespins and some craft supplies I already had on hand, I think I can call this a successful, frugal, Pinterest-inspired project.   Plus I can check a goal off my list – double happiness! Smile

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Now I better get back to taking care of those piles of dirty laundry behind that door!   At least I have something pretty on the door to look at now. Smile

How about you?  Done any Pinterest-inspired projects lately?  Share them in the comments – I would love to come “pin” them. Winking smile

{cj}

Sometimes I link up to these wonderful parties:

Sarahndipities, Skip to my Lou, Today’s Creative Blog, How to Nest for Less, Home Stories A to Z,Apron Thrift Girl, Tools are for women too, Not just a Housewife, A bowl full of lemons, Uncommon Designs Online, Someday Crafts, No Minimalist Here, Somewhat Simple, 36th Avenue, Sew Much Ado, The Style Sisters, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, House of Hepworths, The Shabby Creek Cottage, Weekend Blogging party at Serenity Now, Tatertots and Jello, Funky Junk InteriorsThe Girl CreativeMiss Mustard Seed, Chic on a Shoestring Decorating,Remodelaholic, The Lettered Cottage, Before and after party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Pinterest Challenge at Young House Love

Comments

  1. Super sweet Christina! While I haven’t done a project specifically from Pinterest, I certainly pinned a bunch of stuff to try this weekend! Thank you for the inspiration….

    Many Blessings,
    Melissa
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  2. I really want to make one of these for my laundry room! =) I like how you staggered the clothespins, definitely gave it some more interest!
    Laine recently posted..Fruity PlaydoughMy Profile

  3. The staggered look is definitely better than the flat look! It’s really cute!

    My latest Pinterest project is coming up on the blog soon. 😉
    Leah recently posted..The Impact of a TractMy Profile

  4. That is brilliant! I am going to have to make this for my laundry room. Thanks for the idea.

    I have posted some of my favourite pins at my weekly Pinterest Linky Party. I would be so thrilled if you could perhaps join in this week and link up your Pinteresting project!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha In Oz
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  5. Love the staggered look! And the laundry pennant is super cute! Almost makes you want to go to the laundry room! 🙂 Good for you for DOING something you pinned! Woot!
    Renee @ Living, Laughing, & Loving recently posted..Menu Monday…My Profile

    • Christina says:

      thanks, Renee! I tried something different using cursive letters. One of these days I will do a banner through a Cricut or something but I like my DIY versions too – they are quick and easy. 🙂

  6. Ok…LOVE!! I totally would want to do the laundry! there is just something about clothespins that makes me smile! this is amazing! Would LOVE for you to link up to our “Uncommonly Yours” link party! Our readers would enjoy this!

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com
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  7. I am in love with your cute wreath! I am totally pinning this to make in the future. What a creative and inexpensive idea. I would love for you to come share this at my first ever linky party today. Hope to see you there.
    Amy@homehappyhome.blogspot.com

  8. That is so cute!!
    Sheila @ Seasoned Joy recently posted..Where I WriteMy Profile

  9. That is ADORABLE! Love it for your laundry room door! Thanks so much for linking up to Pin for the Wednesdays! Hope you’ll come back next week!
    Jenny from Mommin’ It Up recently posted..What happens at Lake Erie Shores & Islands…ends up on the internetz.My Profile

    • Christina says:

      Thanks, Jenny! I don’t think I will have another Pinterest project ready by next Wednesday but when I do I will come link up 🙂

  10. What a cheery entrance into your laundry room!

    And I didn’t know dollar stores had coupons…learned something new!
    Andi @udandi recently posted..Friday Fish Fry: Mary Queen of HeavenMy Profile

    • Christina says:

      Well, I don’t think normal dollar stores have coupons, unfortunately 🙂 BUT, Dollar General does have coupons all the time on their site. And they have offered the 50% housewares coupon each year in February 🙂

  11. I just featured your clothespin wreath today! Please come over and grab a FEATURED button! Thanks for linking up!

  12. Christina, Love! Featured this on our blog tonight! Bonnie 🙂
    Bonnie @ Uncommon recently posted..Uncommonly Yours … { Link Party #18 }My Profile

  13. I love your version of the wreath! What a way to brighten the laundry!
    I would love if you would post it and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative
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    • Christina says:

      thanks, Susan!

      I came over and joined the community – just trying to figure out how to link up and/or view other projects.

  14. This is too cute!!

    xoxo
    twentyfour7
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  15. I’m visiting from Nest for Less and I love this wreath. So cute, and I love the way you shared your thought process going from good to awesome! Thanks!
    I am LOVD recently posted..What I Made Wednesday {St. Patty’s Day Decor}My Profile

  16. Super cute wreath! I made a clothespin wreath where one side is Christmas colors and the other side is Winter colors. I glued strips of scrapbook paper on each clothespin…took a long time but I love it.

    • Christina says:

      that does sound like it would take a while – but at least you can use it for 2 seasons! 🙂 This one was super simple! and super cheap. Love those kind of projects

  17. Very Cute!!!! Love it 🙂
    I want to try it too!!!!
    Linda recently posted..Tweet TweetMy Profile

  18. Love this wreath! It is so cute. I never would have thought to hang it on the laundry room door. I saw it and thought how cute it was but thought I wouldn’t have room for it, yet your idea of hanging it on the door is great. I will be making this and it will make me smile when I have to use the dreaded laundry room! 🙂
    I pinned this to find it when I am ready to make it.
    Thanks!

    • Christina says:

      Yep, I LOVE hanging wreaths on doors inside 🙂 Have too many wreaths and wreath ideas to just hang them on the front door 🙂

  19. SO CUTE!! I’m pinning this Christina and sharing on my Facebook page!
    Erin @ How to Nest for Less recently posted..Ladybug Themed Birthday Party with FREE PrintablesMy Profile

  20. Oh wow! You are so talented – I absolutely love your take on this wreath. I’ll be pinning it & I’m also subscribing via RSS! 😀

    * found you thru YHL
    Melanie @ Mailbox Journey recently posted..Pinterest Challenge – #2My Profile

  21. Visiting from Transformation Thursday. I absolutely love this project and you are truly talented!

    Thanks for the inspiration and have a great weekend.

    blessings,
    *thistle*

  22. I’m so in love with this wreath! Seems like lately you see a lot of projects with clothespins, but this one totally blows the rest away! Its so springy and fresh (like fresh laundry? haha) You should totally enter this project in two of Craftbaby’s Challenges. There are 2 categories it would fit in… ‘Upcycle It Challenge’ which is here: http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/3/upcycle-it-sweeps as well as the ‘Spring Wreath Challenge’ which is here: http://www.craftbaby.com/contests/5/spring-diy-wreath-sweeps
    🙂

  23. That’s so cute, it’s perfect for a laundry room!
    Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds recently posted..Outdoor Project InspirationMy Profile

  24. OK!! So you really inspired me. I will definitely do this project. Thanks

  25. JoAnna Qazaqzeh says:

    I love this website and would like some insite on how to make my new home (small front porch with lots of potiential) in which I am purchasing in January 1, 2013. To look more homy I like what you did with the welcome mat, and potted plants and bench look but I dont want it to look crowded. Please help anyone I could send photos…..by the way I would like a vintage….southern type look. Love the pumpkins, too.

    • Christina says:

      hi Joanna! I love to browse Pinterest.com and other blogs to get ideas. Your new home sounds pretty – how exciting!

  26. Great craft! I’ve seen many different styles of clothespin wreaths. I really like yours.
    The Wellness Wife recently posted..An Amazon Guide to Physical, Environmental, and Spiritual Wellness ShoppingMy Profile

  27. How cute!

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