How to make a clothespin votive

Vases are one of those items that seem to collect over time. Anything from wedding gifts to flower arrangements leave you with a surplus of these items. Why not transform one of these plain vases into something useful and different?
In this DIY, clothespins are used to add some extra color and interest to a glass vase. With the addition of a candle, the vase is transformed into a votive and becomes a chic way to add coziness to any room. Want a more simplistic look? Use a solid color paper or even paint the clothespins instead.
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Materials
- Clothespins
- Two kinds of decorative paper
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Hot-glue gun
- Square glass vase
- Twine
- Rocks
- Candle
Instructions
1. Place a clothespin onto one type of decorative paper, then trace around it using a pencil.
2. Cut out the tracing, then glue it onto the back of the clothespin using a hot-glue gun. Repeat this process on half the clothespins.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2, using the other type of decorative paper on the other half of the clothespins.
4. Pinch the clothespins onto the edge of the vase, alternating each type of paper.
5. Cut off a section of twine and wrap it around all the clothespins. Tie the twine into a bow.
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6. Add rocks and a candle to the vase, then set it out for display.
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