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Clothespin Picket Fence




  • Tape measure
  • Plant pot
  • 12-gauge steel wire
  • Bias tape
  • White glue
  • Clothespins
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Measure 2 3/4 inches up the side of the pot. Bend a piece of 12-gauge steel wire into a circle 1 inch larger in diameter. Wrap bias tape around wire twice, securing ends with white glue.

  2. Step 2

    Slide clothespins onto wire at 1/2-inch intervals. To join the "heads" of the clothespins with bias tape, measure around the circle they create, and cut a piece of bias tape 2 1/2 times longer. Fold bias tape in half lengthwise and then widthwise, hooking the midpoint around head of one clothespin.

  3. Step 3

    Wrap loose ends around head, then cross them; repeat wrapping and crossing at each clothespin. Knot and trim excess tape, turn base over, and place pot inside.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2006



Reviews (11)

  • bullterrier 3 Apr, 2010

    Does anyone know what the plants in this picture are?
    Looks like a trimmed herb...

  • shabbychic 1 Aug, 2009

    Absolutely adorable!

  • mackie831 31 Jul, 2009


  • carabau 31 Jul, 2009

    This would look better with a wood stain on the clothespins and a smaller pot.

  • jem1 30 Jul, 2009

    You people are pathetic, this is one of the more stupid ideas I have seen from Martha Stewart. Bias tape is expensive, I think you could use a lot of other things.

  • Anna_Marie 30 Jul, 2009

    Sorry...they have no appeal to me! I would like it better without the clothespin fence.

  • sweetdreams814 30 Jul, 2009

    Very cute!!

  • Kraftygirl 30 Jul, 2009

    to: amymontagna,
    Those look like litttle coleus topiaries.

  • newrea 30 Jul, 2009

    very nice

  • joaephv 7 Jul, 2008

    i think if it was sprayed with a clear finish, it would with stand water and earth stains. thank you for all your wonderfull ideas

  • amymontagna 25 Mar, 2008

    What kind of plant/tree is that?? What a cute little centerpiece.