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Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

by Jenna Gleason

Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July are all just around the corner! This patriotic clothespin wreath is for all the crafty mama’s out there who are ready for some red, white and blue! It costs about $5 and takes just a few hours to make, and it’s totally worth it. Happy crafting!


Clothes Pins (50-100)


Paint Brushes

Wire Wreath


Hot Glue

(All supplies are available at the Dollar Store)

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  1. Clip the unpainted clothes pins to the wreath to measure how many fit. It should be about 70 (since not every wire wreath and clothespin are identical, the total number needed might be different).
  2. Take a minute and plan out your design. The clothespins come pre-clipped to a piece of cardboard, so unpin, separate and count how many red, white, and blue pins you will need. Label them if you need to. We used 30 red, 30 white, and 12 blue.
  3. Start painting! Paint your pins with 1-2 coats. When you have your assembly line of red, white, and blue clothespins it’s pretty simple. Paint the blue pins with white and gold stars. Add sparkle to every other white pin with silver glitter.
  4. Time to assemble! Pick a starting point, choose either red or white to start with, and then clip your pins where you want them on your wreath.
  5. Next, hot glue the tips of any loose clothespins to the wreath to secure them. Consider gluing the entire side of the pin to the top, making the pin pop-out more when hanging. You can switch every pin other to add dimension as well.
  6. Cut a 17”-18” piece of ribbon, and glue it to the back wire part of the wreath. Create a loop and glue both ends of the ribbon to the same place.

All finished! Hang indoors or outdoors and you’re set!

Jenna is a staff writer and production assistant at Creative Child Magazine. She is currently attending University of Nevada - Las Vegas.

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