How Do You Make A Cross From Wooden Clothespins?

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Wooden clothespins may not seem a likely material for making beautiful crafts, but with little more than some wood glue, you can transform a few clothespins into a beautiful wall-hanging cross. This project makes a great gift or is a great way to display a symbol of your own faith that has an elegant, yet homey, look to it. Cut out a small cross shape from your cardboard to serve as a backing for the clothespin cross. Make the cutout cross about 6 inches tall and 4 inches from the tip of each arm to the other tip. Make the arms and center portion about an inch wide. Remove the metal spring hinges from all six clothespins. Gently pull the backs of the clothespins apart and slide the wooden portions sideways to detach them from the gripping arms of the springs. Discard the springs or use them for another project. Arrange the center rectangle of the cross. Lay out six clothespin halves flat on your work surface, facing so that the inside portions (the parts of the wood with the grooves ... more
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