Monday, December 12, 2011

12 days of Christmas {projects} - day 12...and a giveaway!!

Christmas Project #12
Jumbo Clothespin - Picture Holder

Day 12 is here! I actually can't believe that 12 days have gone by...it seemed so quick! My final project of this Christmas series is one that I made for my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group. This is my second year of being a discussion group leader and I like to do a little something for them each month. Each of the ladies will receive one of these jumbo clothespin holders that can be used as a picture holder. I have also printed a picture of our group that I will stick on the clothespin before they arrive! (Let's hope that none of my group decides to read my blog before coming to MOPS this morning and spoil the surprise!)


Let's get started!

Find yourself a jumbo clothespin (I found mine at Michaels) and get out your Mod Podge. If you don't have any...you really need to get some! I pull out my big jar of Mod Podge for little projects here and there and I am always so glad I have some on hand.

Cut two pieces of DSP (I used retired Candy Cane Christmas):
1-1/8 x 3-5/16

1-1/8 x 1-1/16
Keep in mind that the clothespins you have or find may not be the same size.
I stamped the JOY ornament from the Delightful Decorations stamp set onto Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink. I punched it out with the Ornament punch.

Using a foam paint brush, brush Mod Podge over the top of the clothespin.

Lay your two pieces of DSP over the Mod Podge, smooth with your finger, and then brush another layer of Mod Podge on top. Set aside to let dry.

Adhere Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the ornament starting with the 2-Way Glue Pen...

Then generously sprinkle on Dazzling Diamonds glitter and shake off excess. Allow to dry for a few minutes.

Punch a hole in the top of the ornament using a 1/16" hole punch.

Cut a 10" piece of white floss and break into two pieces (3 strands each).

Thread through the back of the ornament and then thread to the front 2 Mini Jingle Bells.

These mini jingle bells are only available until January 3rd out of the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog. Aren't they so cute?

Thread a 10" piece of 5/8" Real Red Satin ribbon through the hole of the clothespin.

Tie into a double knot.

Thread the floss up through the red ribbon.

Tie the floss into a double knot and then make a bow. Trim the ends of both the floss and the satin ribbon for a completed look.

Add you favorite picture and count it all JOY!


I hope you have enjoyed these simple, but cute projects that are easy to recreate so that you are able to still do a "handmade holiday", but can also have more time during the busy Christmas season! I hope that you are able to bless someone with your talent and gift of creativity!

Now onto the GIVEAWAY!!!

One lucky reader will receive these treat from me...

You will probably recognize that many of the things pictured are items you have seen during my 12 Days of Christmas {Projects}.


To enter to win:

LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST...
telling me which project of the 12
I shared with you is your FAVORITE!

{giveaway will end on Thursday, December 15th at 8:00 PM...
I will announce the winner on Friday morning!}


Please be so kind and share this giveaway with your friends and family and I would love to be able to pass these projects onto anyone who would like to use them and sharing my blog with others can help do that! It's my gift to my fellow crafters this Christmas season!

Thank you to those who come to visit me daily...I hope you continue to come by and I will continue to share more creations and inspirations! Many blessings to you and your family this Christmas!

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Day 1 - M & M's Skinny Bag with Matching Tag
Day 2 - Rudolph Punch Art Gift Card Holder
Day 3 - Santa Suit Jars
Day 4 - Hershey Nugget Trays
Day 5 - Holiday Hand Sanitizer Ornaments
Day 6 - Wrapped Rolos
Day 7 - Merry Trees Glass Block with Snow
Day 8 - Snowman Kisses
Day 9 - Ghiradelli Chocolate Holder
Day 10 - Jingle All the Way Shadowbox Frame
Day 11 - Candy Hugs & Kisses Treat Holder


36 comments :

Kristi said...

Great project! I think this one is my favorite but the one I am actually making for my co-workers is the Day 4 Hershey Nugget tray. I am sure they will be a big hit!

Thanks for sharing all of you talent with us this year. I appreciate all the inspiration.

Sindy Shepard said...

Hello Heidi :-)
Wonderful projects! but my favorite one is the shadow box that says jingle all the way with the bells in it. I made that one last year for a couple of my friends and they loved it! and it warmed my heart to go into to their homes this year and see it out on display :) I have also already made the jar that looks like Santa's suite! it turned out really cute! thank you for all the great ideas!

Patti J said...

These have all been wonderful Heidi, but I think my favorite it today's! What a fun and useful gift! Thanks for all of the inspiration. Sorry I haven't commented - have been pretty sick. Today's my first day to 'play' in well over a week! Hugs...

Anonymous said...

Wow, just love all of the items you made. If I must pick one the Tic Tac cover is just so cute. This is the one I will make for some office buddies. Thanks so much for sharing all of the wonderful ideas.
Cynthia

Barbara V said...

Hard to pick a favorite...they are all awesome and very "do-able". I would have to say it is a toss-up between the Candy Hugs & Kisses treat holder (very cute) and the giant clothespin picture holder (great gift). Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Ullian said...

I love all your projects, but my absolute favorite is the hand sanitizer ornaments! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Bethany wilson said...

I loved them all, but my favorite would be the snowman kisses tic tac holder. Thanks for all your great ideas. Happy holidays to you :)

Unknown said...

You did a great job, Heidi! My favorite is the Jingle all the way!
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Oops, not sure what I did, but the Unknown above is me! Kim Caldwell

Kris said...

All of your projects are so fun, I am definitely going to be CASEing a few :) I think the glass block items are my favorite, I always love to see those.
Kris Sobolik
www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com
ksobolik@hotmail.com

stephlp26 said...

I LOVE the jumbo clothespin picture holder! This idea is so cute and clever! You could easily change the theme for any occasion! Thank you for this project!

Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I love all the projects! My favorite is the Rolo....it looks easy and I like that candy ;)
Love,
Mom

Yolanda said...

I have really enjoyed stopping by here every day and seeing what else you have come up with. It's hard to pick a favorite, I love all of the things you've shared, so narrowing it down to two, I LOVE day 10's shadow box, and day 11's treat holder. Thanks for being so kind and sharing your gifts so freely!

Mary said...

All of your projects are wonderful, but I think I like the hand santizer the best, by just a smigen, lol!

Anonymous said...

Hey Heidi!

I like this last one the best with the jumbo pins! Right now I have our past Christmas card pictures framed but as the years continue, making the pins would allow more to be displayed without taking up all the frame room! These are such fun ideas Heidi!! So great to see you this weekend too :-).

-Kareena

Marlene said...

It's a toss up! My favorites are the jumbo clothes pin and the snowman tic tac "book". Such a fun 12 days, thanks so much for sharing your talents.

shari olson said...

I happened across you by accident, what a welcome surprise, I have enjoyed every project you were willing to share but my most favorite was the jingle all the way, i would have that on my fireplace in a heartbeat! the rest were all great too, nice & quick ideas to share with friends and family! Thank you so much!

Onnie Hagenow said...

All 12 days had cute do-able creations!! I enjoyed following your projects, my favorite is the snowman kisses!! Thanks for sharing!

DawnKathleen said...

Oh wow! To pick a favorite is going to be very difficult. All the projects were totally awesome! I loved that you gave a tutorial for each one. Each day was such a treasure for me. I was able to make each project and feel so wonderful with my accomplishments. Thank you so much for that. Okay....as for my favorite I have to say the Candy Hugs and Kisses. Oh no wait...I think it was the Hershey Nugget tray. Oh no wait...I can't make up my mind. I loved them all. Thank you for you creativity and inspiration!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net

Becky Pearson said...

My favorite is the hand sanitizer ornament! I went out this week and bought some to try. Then you HAD to post the clothespin idea. Guess I'll be making a trip to Michaels. You do great work and I appreciate your willingness to share your ideas. Thank you so much!!!

Sarah said...

So stinkin' CUTE! Saw these at MOPS and was jealous! :-) I would have to say it is a tie between these and the handsanitizers. Which by they way, I would love one for Grace's stocking, if you have any left.

Anonymous said...

I love the jingle bells frame project - I have to say that one is my favorite. I enjoyed them all actually - thanks for sharing them with us.

Patti Beachy

Tricia Dissmore said...

My favorite is the hand sanitizer ornament. I made one for each of my son's teachers at both school and daycare as well as all my pharmacy coworkers. What a wonderful little gift for anyone exposed to germs all day! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas and being such an inspiration! tdissmore@hotmail.com

*kathleen* said...

These are all fabulous gifts! I'd have to the TicTac holder as my favorite - that punched out "belly" is just too cute on that snowman stamp!! Thanks for always sharing!!

Yese said...

I have two favorites, Day 4 Hersey trays and Day 5 sanitizer ornaments but really all are very cute.

Pam P. said...

These are all very cute ideas! My favorite though is the big clothes pin picture holder. It's a nice take on the wire types of holders that work in a similar way. I can see lots of possibilities for that project! :) Thanks, Heidi, for the inspiration!

Mrs. McDonough said...

They're all adorable, but you know how much I love, love, LOVE the jingle all the way shadow box! It's the first decoration I pulled out this year, and has a prominent place of honor. (just like my tree for all seasons does, too.) Love the creativity, friend!

M Wilson said...

I think they are adorable, and I am a sucker for anything from Bath & Body Works, but the jingle all the way shadow box is one of the cutest decorations I have seen, and would be a great one to pull out year after year.

Pam Steckman said...

I love all of them however I copies both the nugget tray and tic-tac snowman holder. :)

Gail said...

my fave are glass blocks..i'm in awe of all your projects tfs..loves ya

Patti P. said...

Heidi, just wanted to leave you a note to tell you how much I enjoyed looking at your projects from last year, I found you through Pinterest and can't wait to try some for this coming year. Great blog and your tutorials were terrific.
Take care, Patti

Denise M. said...

Love the jumbo clothespin picture holder...very cute!

Traci said...

All of these are fantastic and make me a little sad that all my craft supplies are in boxes right now. Pinning this for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Noreen said...

I like the giant clothespin project. I like crafting with clothespins.

Noreen
Crafty Journal

Rena Sawatski said...

All your projects are great. Love the idea of the clothespin photo holder, and would like to try it but have no idea where I would find the large ones in my area.

My favourite is the snowman kisses. These would make wonderful stocking stuffers.

Lou Watts said...

I love them all but my favorite is the Clothespin Picture Frame. Thank you so much for sharing your talent..Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Lou

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