I showed you the crafty banner and food table and decorations. Since the theme of the bridal shower was crafts, we clearly needed to make some crafts! For party favors and as a gift to the bride, we made these awesome paper covered clothespins:
This is a really easy craft, which is nice for people who have crafting anxiety, or people who have a hard time talking and doing something at the same time!
|Crafty niece L and me- we like to talk and craft|
I ordered wooden clothespins from Amazon and used a pack of paper from JoAnn's and some Mod podge. We also had some vintage buttons that both moms brought for embellishments that were attached with hot glue.
Simply cut your paper down to size to fit on top of the clothespin. Add a later of Mod Podge to adhere the two items together. Wait a couple minutes for it to dry, then add another layer of Mod Podge to act as a sealant so the paper will not peel off the clothespin.
After that layer dried, people could use the hot glue to add a button (or 2 or 3 or 4!). Everyone left with a couple of clothespins for themselves and the bride got a whole bunch!
Would these be great with a magnet on the back to use as fridge magnets too? ThatGuy is always using our clothespins to close his bags of jalapeno pepper pretzel bites (yuck!).
|The bride modeling one of the many uses of decorated clothespins|