(upbeat music) – [Tresha] Hey guys, welcome back. I had to share this clothespin hack with you guys. This is the perfect decor item you can have on your entryway table, on your coffee table, end table, if you have a fireplace mantle.
That will look great as well. And it will be a great gift to give. So, are you curious to see how I did it? Well, let’s just dive right in. You’ll need 23 clothespins to make one, but I decided to make two so I grabbed two packs of these and you can find them at the Dollar Tree.
I started by taking each clothespin and twisting them to remove the spring. Next I apply a Rapid Fuse Wood adhesive to one side of the clothes pin and glued it to the other side, just like that. Next I glued all of them together, creating a circle.
I wanted to spray paint the clothespin metallic, gold color, but I had this theory that the color will pop more if I painted it black first, so I did. I used the Craftsman acrylic paint for this. Make sure to paint the front and the back.
Now let’s see if this color pops. Oh yeah. Yes indeed. Since I had these washers lying around, I decided to glue five of them together to form a cross. I sprayed these gold too. Once they were dry, I glued them to the center.
And to top it off, I glued crystal gems in the center of each one. Now for the base. I used the top of a box that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. I also grabbed a pack of wood dowels from there as well.
I used two for each stand. Oh, and I purchased a pack of rocks too. This will give the stand the weight that it needs. We definitely don’t want it to fall over, do we? To determine where I want to place the dowels, I found the center of the top and then the center of each segment.
Once I did that, I traced the bottom of the dowel with a pencil. I used the tip of my drafting compass to create the hole, but you can use anything that you have at home. Afterwards I went back in with my dowels.
Just to make sure it fit. Now I’m going to paint the top and the dowels black. Oh, that was quick. Now that it’s dry, I’m going to flip it over and start hot gluing rocks to the back of it. It should look something like this.
Next I’m going to insert the dowels in the holes then I’m going to place hot glue around the tip of the dowels. To keep things level for myself while I put the two pieces together, I placed my clothespins on top of this block that I had, but you can use anything that you already have.
And finally, hot glue the two pieces together. Wow, just gorgeous. Big shout out to the notification gang. I wanna give a big shout out to the girly woodworker for making the first comment on my last video.
I really appreciate you girl. Ya’ll should check out her channel. This is a new thing that I’m trying out. I just want to show how much I appreciate you guys. Thanks guys for watching. If you liked this video and would like to see more, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe.
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