Over Thanksgiving I sat down with my mom and actually completed a Pinterest-inspired project. Together we disassembled and reassembled, hot glued, and painted dollar store clothespins into seven-inch snowflakes. This spurt of craftiness has provided me with door, gift, and tree decorations.
I pinned the project from Under The Table and Dreaming, where you'll find full instructions.
Depending on the size of your clothespins, you'll use between eight or 10 per flake. The original project shows them metallic, but I opted for white. For my front door, I hot glued the flakes to ribbon, and I think this idea could work well for windows too. For my tree topper, I tied a thin rope around the top limb and knotted the ends through the flake's center. The gift decoration uses the same technique and is perfectly sized for wrapped books.
Check out more details on the project over at Under The Table and Dreaming.
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(Image: Kim Rinehimer)