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Easy Clothespin Sunflower Wreath

7 Materials
2 Days

A little Rit Dye, some clothes pins, a wreath form, and a few finishing touches and you have a sunflower wreath. Inexpensive and easy to make!

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easy clothespin sunflower wreath

For this project you'll need:

  • Clothespins
  • Rit Dye - I used Lemon Yellow
  • Wreath Form
  • Brown acrylic paint & paint brush
  • Flowers
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Twine
  • Bowl or Bucket for dying
easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Put your clothes pins in a large bowl or bucket.

*For my wreath it is a 14" frame from Dollar Tree and it took 156 clothespins.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Cover the clothespins in water. Add 2 Tablespoons or more of Rit Dye to reach your desired color. Remember to shake the bottle up before pouring.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Let them soak for approximately 4 hours.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Let the clothes pins dry completely. Mine took a little over 24 hours stacked like this.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

On your wreath form, clip your clothes pins on the last wire all the way around.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

For your second layer, clip your clothes pins on the first and second wires all the way around.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

It'll look like this after you get all the clothespins on.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Paint brown acrylic paint on the the first layer a little over half way. I also made the edges uneven to create that sunflower's center look.

*Optional, if you aren't up for painting, you could use brown Rit Dye and dye the first circle of clothes pins instead. So you'd have an outer layer of yellow, and a center layer of brown clothespins.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Add a burlap ribbon bow, and pull some sunflower heads off a bouquet and hot glue them onto your wreath.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Tie a piece of twine at the top for hanging.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

Your sunflower wreath is done for you to enjoy.

easy clothespin sunflower wreath

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Suggested materials:

  • Clothespins  (Walmart)
  • Rit Dye  (Walmart)
  • Wreath Form 14"  (Dollar Tree)
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  • Shirley A. Duermeyer
    on Sep 9, 2018

    The only clothespins I can find are waxed. Can I still do this project. I am very inspired by this wreath!!! TY

    • Hkai
      on Oct 26, 2018

      maybe try coloring with crayons since they are wax too

  • Lynn
    on Jan 19, 2019

    This should do well outside,right? Love the idea

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Jan 20, 2019

      You might want to coat it with a clear coat to seal the dye into the clothespins if you are planning to let it get hit by the elements.

  • Tammy
    on Apr 9, 2019

    How do you keep the bottom ones from moving around

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