OK, it’s true. I’m a total glitter addict! I love sparkly, shiny things, so how could I resist transforming lowly clothespins into magical design accessories with glitter? I couldn’t. Best of all, it’s a really easy project you can do too! Let me tell you how. Here’s what you need for How to Easily Make Your Own Fabulous Glitter Clothespins. These are perfect for Christmas decorating or anywhere you want to add some extra sparkle!
Wire Clothes Hanger
- First, you need to get your clothespins.
The dollar store is a great place to get these because you can get a pack of them for, you guessed it, one dollar! Deal!! Clip the clothespins to a wire coat hanger (but be sure to leave space between each one so you can spray the sides too). This lines them all up making it easy for you to do a bunch of them at once helping this to be a speedy project.
- Next, spray paint them.
I like to coordinate the spray paint with the glitter color to help it not show gaps in the glitter as easily. So, in this case, I used gold spray paint.
- Spray your clothespins with spray adhesive
Once your paint is dry, and your clothespins are still on the hanger, spray your clothespins with spray adhesive. I only glitter one side of my clothespins so I just spray one side – it’s a time saver and one side of glitter is plenty for me…
About the spray adhesive, if you want a heavier coat of glitter you could brush on glue but I found I was just as happy with the coverage that the spray adhesive gave me and it was way simpler to just spray and sprinkle!
- Sprinkle with the glitter
Immediately, lay your hanger with clothespins down on a large piece of newspaper or craft paper and sprinkle on the glitter quickly after spraying the adhesive because this stuff dries fast.
Allow glitter to set and then lightly tap to remove excess.
Be sure that you don’t spray the adhesive over your glitter area because you will want to pour the excess glitter back into your jar and if there is adhesive on it, all that great glitter will just stick to your paper!
These are great for displaying Christmas cards, embellishing your decorations, I’ve even added magnets to some and use them on my fridge, oh the list goes on. Imagine how pretty these will be in any color, bright pink, peacock blue, orange… so many choices! I think they are super cute for adding a little sparkle to presents when clipped to the ribbon and holding a gift tag, and how fun would these be as a stocking stuffer?! With the release of the November/December issue of my magazine, I’m definitely thinking about gifts and decorating over here!
I hope you like this and will give these a try!
Oh, and on Monday I’m going to be sharing a Thanksgiving tablescape on Monday as part of the huge All Things Home “Fall Tablescape Tour!” There are twenty bloggers on board and I’m so excited to be one of them!! Here’s the schedule:
See you on Monday! Happy Celebrating!