Monday, January 17, 2011

Round Clothespin Gift Topper

This year has got me trying out some new items to decorate!  So I thought Clothespin Decor Item and 3 x 3 Cardthis might be the perfect item to share for Shelli’s New Year Creative Challenge.  

This is another fun little item that I bought this year…round clothespins with holders.  I never saw the holders before so I had to buy those too!  I’m glad I did because the holders allow the clothespin to stand up without toppling.  What a perfect idea…keep the topper as a decor item!   

On this project, I used one Round Clothespin Gift Topperof the mini lunch sacks* from the Holiday mini, folded the top over to create some thickness added the 3 x 3 card which added more thickness and designed a quick little ornament to attach to the top of the clothespin.  I pushed the holder to the very top of the clothespin and attached to the package.  Easy peasy!

A couple of things to note: How did I do that?

Heart Ornament:  The little hearts were punched out of DSP and again out of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I attached the DSP hearts together and then attached some linen thread to the top and then covered the back of the hearts with the Very Vanilla hearts to create a more stable ornament.  I just love how this turned out – Simple and Lovely.

Ribbon:  The ribbon I used was the 1-1/4” striped black and vanilla grosgrain ribbon.  I used pinking shears to create a couple of strips and attached to the card and the topper.  It shred easily to create a vintage feel.  So fun!


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*The heart to heart punch, the two-step bird punch, jewelry tag medium punch and Newsprint DSP are currently available for purchase.  The mini lunch sack from the Holiday Mini is no longer available.


  1. This is really sweet Linda! Thanks for sharing your inspiration :)

  2. This is adorable! I especially love the little card - so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Where can you find the clothespins? Love this!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing. I bought these items too and had NO idea what to do with them.. great ideas.