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45 mins

Sweet Paul Eat and Make
This trivet made of clothespins is a surefire conversation starter for your next afternoon tea.

Posted by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Published See Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's 13 projects » © 2023 Paul Lowe · Reproduced with permission. · Excerpted from SWEET PAUL EAT AND MAKE, © 2014 by Paul Lowe Einlyng. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photography © Alexandra Grablewski.
  • Step 1

    Disassemble all 40 clothespins.

  • Step 2

    Using the Dremel tool, drill a small hole in each clothespin half about 1⁄2 inch from the tapered end.

  • Step 3

    Thread the clothespin pieces onto the wire in the same direction until they form a circle.

  • Step 4

    Once you have a full circle, wrap the ends of the wire together and twist until the clothespins are tight and secure.

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