Let's Make a Clothespin Basket
When I think of baskets, I think of Fall and the various ways you can use them to decorate for the season! It's such an easy way to add simple touches for a beautiful look! Sure, there are lots of baskets out there - so many styles, sizes and prices to choose from, but how special would it be to make your own? And the best part, you can create a unique handmade basket using items from the dollar store! You won't believe how easy it is!
Let's begin by opening a pumpkin design square napkin and placing it down, face up on your work surface. Take a bowl or round top with an opening that would fit over the pumpkin design plus a little border. Using a small brush, dip in water and dab the napkin area around the bowl or top. Use your fingernail tip to separate the excess napkin following around the damp area in a circle.
Next, separate the layers of the napkin. Then paint on mod podge around the center of the burner pan. Lay the pattern side of the napkin face-up onto the mod podge, smoothing from the center out, all around. Let dry. Repeat steps for the second smaller pan.
The pumpkin color on the smaller pan looks deeper because I cut out a second napkin pumpkin (just the pumpkin) and mod podged it on top of the first one. Doing that gives the pumpkin color a much richer look.To seal the napkins on the pan, paint on another layer of mod podge and let dry.
Next, run a line of Rapid-Fuse glue (enough for about 6-7 clothespins at a time) around the center of the outer rim of the burner cover pan. Begin placing the clothespins on the rim. The glue dries quickly so don't add too much along the rim at any given time.
Be sure to place the clothespins as close to each other, as possible, making sure they are straight. There will be a slight gap between each clothespin because of the metal springs.
Continue adding glue and then the clothespins until . . .
the rims are completely covered with clothespins for a unique, bushel basket rustic look. Doesn't this look so cool?
I love the natural look of the clothespins . . . but you can paint them if you want!
It's a lovely look for Fall!
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