My laundry room is about 50 percent complete. We painted, bought a new washer and dryer, added some temporary storage, hung some art and called it done for now. Well, “done for now” is driving me crazy. As it turns out, I don’t like unfinished projects. So, I decided to tackle something I’ve had on the list for awhile: making the space more personal.
I toyed around with a lot of different ideas for making the space feel more like me. I knew I wanted to be able to add photos at random. At first, I considered a memo board, but I’ve been there, done that. Then, I thought about adding cork with push pins. But that didn’t seem like me. I thought about hanging a ribbon and pinning photos to that, but that seems like kitten bait.
One day I woke up and knew exactly what I was going to do. It was a true moment of clarity. I decided to make a clothespin wreath that could look pretty on its own, but also hold photos of friends and family. I know, it’s probably not a very original thought, but I’m in love with the final product.
Here’s how I did it:
Clothespins (purchased at the Dollar Tree)
14″ Wire Wreath Form
Happily, I had everything but the clothespins on hand, so this project cost me a grand total of $2.
1. Decide on a placement. I decided I wanted all but a few of my clothespins facing out in order to maximize the number of photographs that could be displayed. At the very top of my wreath, there are four clothespins that face inward so a photo or two can be located inside the wreath.
2. Glue all of your clothespins into place. I found it best to place a line of glue on the highest two bars of the wreath from and then lay down the pins before the glue dried.
3. If you want, add some decorative elements to your wreath. I decided to make some ribbon rosettes following this tutorial. The wreath looked pretty enough on its own, but I think the addition of the ribbon rosettes are a pretty, final touch.
4. Add a ribbon to the top of your wreath for hanging purposes. I added a simple bow to the top, but a loop of ribbon would also look great.
5. Add photos and enjoy!
Our laundry room may still have a long way to go, but at least I’m feeling a little better about its appearance. This $2, 20-minute project goes a long way in making the laundry room a happier place to be. For now, I’ll be arranging and rearranging different photos on my new wreath!
I’m linking up to Thrifty Decor Chick.