I found all of the materials I needed to make the clothespin wreath at the Dollar Tree, even the wire wreath form. All for $1 each. I got the wire form and three packs of clothespins. I already had white spray paint in my craft supplies.
Patriotic Clothes Pin Wreath
I love making wreaths and trying out different types of methods and products and styles of wreaths. For several years now I have wanted to make a clothespin wreath with a patriotic theme but know that on Pinterest that type of project has been done many many times.
But I decided that it wasn't going to stop me from making one of my own for my side entrance, even if I didn't blog about it. In the end I completed the wreath and decided to share it on the blog anyway. It was just so much fun to make.
The first thing I did was to spray paint the wire form and the clothespins with a base coat of white spray paint and primer.
This took several attempts to get a good coat of paint on the clothespins because they soak up a lot of paint. I didn't know that before I started this process but I certainly will remember it for the next attempt at making a clothespin wreath.
Clip on the clothespins to create a design and style.
Another thing I didn't realize before I attempted a clothespin wreath is that the clothespins DO NOT stay on the wire form as easily as you would think. I wanted to play around with the placement and design of the pins before I glued them in place so I first tried to just hook them on the wire rings.
And caught them as they popped off and flew off the table - several times - a hilariously amount of times!
I was finally able to find a pattern that looked full with several layers that also didn't cause tension between the pins to make them pop off.
Paint in different colors as your design needs.
Once I had a good placement and pattern I could them add the navy and red paint colors to each individual row of pins to create the look I wanted.
Once all of the paint was dry, I hot glued the pins in place and added a decorative bow from burlap ribbon with a star pattern that I still had leftover from a previous project.
Using up old craft supplies is definitely a bonus for any project.
Add a bow and hang.
With a patriotic themed wreath at my back entrance, I can enjoy it all summer and until the Labor Day holiday too.
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