Easy Clothespin Sunflower Wreath

7 Materials
$8
2 Days
Easy

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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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

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.

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.

Let them soak for approximately 4 hours.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Tie a piece of twine at the top for hanging.

Your sunflower wreath is done for you to enjoy.

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Suggested materials:

  • Clothespins  (Walmart)
  • Rit Dye  (Walmart)
  • Wreath Form 14"  (Dollar Tree)
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  • 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

  • Gwendolyn Floyd Swenson
    on Sep 8, 2019

    Hi. I’m making these to hang outside on my front door. Do I need to seal the dyed clothespins? I’m afraid the dye will run in the rain.

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Sep 8, 2019

      That's a great idea. Mine is under a covered porch so I haven't run into the problem. I recommend a spray sealer or perhaps coating them all with dishwasher safe Mod Podge. Would love to see pictures when you're done :)

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