Cute, right? I actually wanted to make all of the wreaths they showed, but I thought the Christmas card one was the most useful. Great way to show off the cards people send you, right? I was sadly dismayed by the lack of instruction. "Glue wooden clothespins to a 10-inch wooden embroidery hoop" is terribly nonspecific. So I played around with it, and this is what I came up with:
I shopped at Mary Maxim and ended up buying a 14-inch embroidery hoop instead of the 10 they suggested. Using a hot glue gun I secured the clothespins in the alternating pattern shown above (I don't know how they positioned the clothespins for the magazine one so I played around with the clothespins before settling on this), and I think it turned out beautifully. Here's the finished product:
Notably, that is last year's model as it's early in the season & most people haven't sent cards out this year. But cute, right?