Make Glitter Clothespins to Hold Holiday Cards


I’m taking part in the Adventures in Making #DIYCraftChallenge again this month. The theme is glitter. Join in if you want, or check out my entry from last month, Rosemary Lemon Body Scrub.

We recently put a table in our entry way in this strange little nook by the staircase. I love it, but in an effort to keep it from getting cluttered with junk I’ve been putting holiday decorations on it. Right now our stockings and a plate the girl painted a couple of years ago are on the table, and I have a fabric garland tied to the staircase above.

I thought this would be the perfect place to display Christmas cards, but I wasn’t quite sure how I wanted to do it.

Then I remembered we had some tiny clothespins, which could be used to attach the cards to the garland. Glitter up some mini clothespins to hang your holiday cards.

But plain clothespins aren’t that festive, so I decided to make glitter clothespins.

This is a super simple, mostly not that messy project if you have an adhesive roller. They’re available on the adhesives aisle of most craft and super stores, and it makes this a really quick project. You’ll use it for other things, I promise, so go ahead and buy one if you don’t already have one. You can thank me later.

What You’ll Need glitter clothespins supplies

  • mini clothespins
  • glitter (I used gold, natch)
  • adhesive roller (mine is extra strength adhesive, but I don’t think it matters)
  • a piece of paper

What You’ll Do

  1. Pour some glitter onto the paper. tape on clothespin
  2. Roll tape onto one side of the clothespin. Fold down the edges. glittered clothespin
  3. Press the tape into the glitter until it’s all covered.
  4. Repeat. hang cards with glitter clothespins
  5. Hang your cards in disco style.

I really love this project and it took all of about 10 minutes to do. Because I didn’t spray seal these, some glitter will come off when you handle them, but for such a small project it didn’t seem worth it.

How do you add sparkle to your holidays? Have a special way to display cards? I’d love to hear about it.

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