Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Just Call Me Martha

Want to know one good thing about moving to a new town and having no friends? It'll give you tons of free time to do all of the crafts you've been wanting to make! Since moving to Sacramento, I have finished five craft projects and I'm currently working on the sixth. In the months before the move, I had no time to work on craft projects so I'd see stuff on Pinterest, pin it and then forget about it. Now I'm finally working on those pins. And of course, I'm going to share them with you....

The first craft I decided to tackle was the easiest. I had seen this clothes pin wreath...
I really liked the idea of clothing pins as a way to hold up Christmas cards but I didn't want another wreath to just hang in one spot on the wall. So I decided I would come up with a Christmas card line. All I have to do this Christmas is hang a string up on two sides of the wall, attach the pins and wait for the cards to roll in. 

Here's what you need for the craft
Clothing Pins
Craft Paint
Foam Brush
Wire

You can get clothing pins and craft paint almost anywhere. I got my clothing pins at Hobby Lobby and I got 36 pins in a package which was more than enough.  I also bought a brush there. I got my craft paint at Hobby Lobby. I chose to do two colors, the obvious Red and Green.  As for the wire, I had bought a set of nails and screws for hanging photographs and it came with wire. You could use anything for your line including yarn, string, wire etc. 

Here's how my clothing pins turned out! I can't wait to hang them with cards this Christmas season! 
So then after I got done making these, I thought why not make some for Halloween? So I ended up making some and hanging up Halloween cards that I had got from Barnes and Noble. Check them out!
Obviously, I painted them black and orange. Instead of using a wire for these, I used a piece of orange yarn and it blended in really well with the cards. 

Do you like these pins? Well I have a ton of time on my hands so if you want a set and just don't have time to make them yourself then contact me! I'm making sets of 12 in any color combos for $10.00 including shipping in the USA.