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American Flag Clothespin Platter

Here is a decorative platter I made from wooden clothespins I found for a dollar. I painted them and then clipped them onto a plastic lid I would have otherwise thrown out. Alternatively, you could clip these clothespins onto a ring to make a nice wreath.
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Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1 decorative platter

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Paint 14 clothespins red, 12 white, and 4 blue. Allow to dry.
  2. Cut lid so it's at most 6 inches across in diameter.
  3. Attach clothespins to the edge of the lid in pairs; 2 white, 2 red, repeat.
  4. Clip them all the way around, then add the 4 blue clothespins.
  5. Punch out several white stars from your sheet of paper.
  6. Dab on a bit of glue and attach the stars to the blue clothespins.
  7. Allow glue under stars to dry for a few minutes.
  8. Place a small bowl or plate of snacks in the middle. Serve!
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