Dollar Store Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath Decor

14 Materials
$10
3 Hours
Easy

Create a darling fall pumpkin themed wreath with clothespins from the dollar store!

Making handmade decorations for the seasons is always such a great idea, especially ones like this Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath Decor. This darling (and super inexpensive) wreath project does not disappoint. It is super simple and fun to make using items that you might have around the house or can easily pick up at the dollar store near you.

This is a fun project to make with kids too. Painting in a zipper baggy is so rewarding and keeps the mess to a minimum.

Materials for Wreath

Here is a list of the supplies and materials needed for this project. Note that some of the things could be changed out with what you have in your craft stash already.


  • Full Size Clothespins, Wooden Spring-Style – Dollar Store
  • Wire Wreath Form, 8” – Dollar Store
  • Jumbo Craft Sticks, One – Dollar Store
  • Fall Leaf Bunch – Dollar Store
  • Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Store
  • Gallon Zipper Bag – Dollar Store
  • Cookie Sheet – Dollar Store
  • Aluminum Foil – Dollar Store
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Burnt Orange, Dark Brown
  • Spray Paint – Burnt Orange
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Directions for Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath Decor

STEP ONE

Collect the supplies. These awesome big wood clothespins are found in the laundry section of the Dollar Store. Start by placing 42 wooden spring style clothespins in a large (gallon is perfect) Ziploc, then add about a tablespoon dollop of orange acrylic craft paint, and two tablespoons of water.

Zipper the bag closed and shake the clothespins in the bag until all are covered in the burnt orange acrylic craft paint. If working with kiddos, this step is perfect to do outside.

STEP TWO

Cover a cookie a sheet or large piece of cardboard with aluminum foil, unzip the plastic bag, and turn out the painted clothespins to dry.

For faster drying time, prop the wooden clothespins around the edge of a shoebox or around the edge of the cookie sheet. Turn the clothespins over, once the tops are dry.

STEP THREE

In a well-ventilated area, or outside cover the wire wreath form with burnt orange spray paint. Set aside to let dry. You can leave the wreath form green because only a small portion of the wire shows between the clothespins.

Clip on the wood clothespins around both of the two inner circles of the wreath form, using the outer ring as support. This will help keep them from wiggling.

STEP FOUR

Continue to clip the orange painted wooden clothespins around the wreath form. Fitting 14 clothespins into each of the three sections of the wreath.

Once all of the clothespins are clipped on, space them equally around the wreath form. The clothespins can be secured with glue if hanging outside.

STEP FIVE

Just two more steps for this Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath Decor!

Cut one jumbo craft stick in half with scissors. Paint with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

Attach the craft sticks to the top back of the wreath with your favorite glue gun and glue sticks. Cut two or three leaves from a silk stem with scissors. Glue to the back and front of the wreath, near the stem. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry. You could also make the leaves from green fabric or felt if desired. There are so many ways to alter craft projects just a little to make them your own.

STEP SIX

Measure and cut three 12” lengths of natural jute twine with scissors for your Clothespin Wreath Decor. Tie in a bow and secure at the top front of the wreath with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Isn’t it just simply adorable in every way?

More Pumpkin Craft Ideas

In addition to this Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath Decor, This blog is packed with so many great pumpkin craft ideas. Here are four of my favorites that you might also love to make if getting crafty for the season is also your jam.

Print the FREE Hello Pumpkin tags and turn those adorable little pumpkins from the grocery store in to perfect little gifties for teachers and neighbors.

Use those orange felt scraps to make a little stuffed pumpkin patch – perfect for tiered tray decor.

Pom-poms make great pumpkins and when strung together create a darling garland.

Use those Laura Kelly foils and papers from Therm-O-Web to create dazzling pumpkin papercrafts.

Sharing is Caring! Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

I would really love to hear what you think about this wreath More Pumaking idea! If you try it out, I would sure like to see it! Share on Instagram, Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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XOXO,

Laura

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  • Dur50325941 Dur50325941 on Sep 04, 2022

    Pumpkins do not have holes in the middle. What item do you suggest to fill in the hole?

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