I cannot go into any more crafts stores. It’s too dangerous on my wallet. It’s a good thing the 3 day weekend is nearly over…
A few years ago, I bought a wall hanging that used small clothespins to hang pictures. It was overly-priced and purchased at an art museum in London. When I got home to put it together, it was a massive knot that never untangled. I wanted to fix it but never did (oh, those law school days).
When I first moved into my apartment, I decided that I was going to improvise something similar to fill up some empty space. From the “clothesline” I would hang pictures and cards — make that “craft room” look homey.
This afternoon, I was wandering through Michael’s, looking for something, anything to make the plain, wooden clothespins just a litte more interesting. In their scrapbooking section they had these cardboard decals and stickers (just behind the Martha Stewart section, big surprise). They were perfect for my project: ready made quotes and single words that nicely correspond to pictures and momentos. Soon enough I found some cheap ribbon.
I used a basic glue stick to glue the paper on the clothespins. What a selection!
I then strung the ribbon across the wall. I wanted to have it casually hung, but the clothespins were a little too heavy and flopped upside down, just kind of ruining the effect. I solved it by pulling it tight and tacking it up pushpins.
I’ve saved some good cards over the past few months and then alternated from some pictures — that have yet to go into a scrapbook.
It’s not the most sophisticated look, but I like it. It might be nice in a nursery of sorts for “welcome baby cards” or even at Christmas to string up the Christmas cards.