Sunday, December 15, 2013

Clothespin Christmas Tree

Do you decorate your laundry room for Christmas? Well, I don't either...normally!  But this year I did because I came across THIS cute tree (thanks Brandi!) and I had to make one for ME too!
It really brightens up the little space!  It keeps me company while I fold and hang our laundry!  So adorable!

To re-create my tree, you will need the following items:
One empty paper towel roll
Clothespins (I used 64)
Hot glue gun
Spanish moss
Red Burlap ribbon (about 36")
First, disassemble your clothespins.  Next, using your hot glue gun on the low setting, start gluing your pins to the paper towel roll like so.  Place the glue on the little flat slanted area of the pin and then hold it against the roll until its stuck.
There is no exact gluing directions, just glue them on until you like the way it looks.  If I ever make another one, I will do this bottom part differently.  I think its spaced too far apart along about the third row of pins, but that just me and my weirdness!
After I got all the pins glued on, I added some Spanish moss in the bare spots for filler.  Next I used a few of the springs for ornaments on my tree!
It's so sweet in all its clothespin cuteness!  It matches our Clothespin Chandelier too!  I'm thinking about making some clothespin snowflakes that I thought may look cute on the walls too.  Oh Pinterest, I'm so addicted to YOU!
I wonder how I can decorate it for each holiday so I can leave it out all the time?  Is that too much? Yeah, maybe!  Hmmm?
Oh dear! I'm already thinking of what other decor I can design with clothespins!  Leave me a comment if you decorate your laundry room for the holidays too.  I'd love to pop over and see it!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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10 comments:

  1. Fun, Festive idea, thank you for the tutorial ! I've trees in every room and just love new ideas. Keep some up all year long and just add a little seasonal change. Enjoy the season.

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  2. I found you on HomeTalk and I love this! I don't decorate my laundry room for Christmas but I think that will be changing in the future! I am now following you. Would love for you to visit and follow me back.
    Smiles,
    Cecilia at http://thebfarm.blogspot.com

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  3. Too funny - I came across your post in link parties I linked my tutorial to! ;)
    Thank you for the link back, it's very much appreciated!

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  4. This is such a cute project! Love it!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com

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  5. Very cute! Thanks for sharing your successful venture with making this tree. :-)
    Christmas blessings!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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  6. I love your tree and pinned it for future reference. I don't decorate my laundry room because it's part of boiler room. Not pretty if you know what I mean. Have you made a clothespin wreath yet? I'm thinking about have a rustic tree next year and perhaps make wreath ornaments using tiny clothespins. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love your tree and pinned it for future reference. I don't decorate my laundry room because it's part of boiler room. Not pretty if you know what I mean. Have you made a clothespin wreath yet? I'm thinking about have a rustic tree next year and perhaps make wreath ornaments using tiny clothespins. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. That is so darn cute! I have a new love for clothespin crafts. This will be on my list for oct-nov. time.

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  9. Very imaginative. I am going to make one - will dye the pins green first and use tiny xmas balls for ornaments.

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    1. Such a cute idea! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. :)

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