Create a fun and unexpected summer craft with this easy tutorial showing how to make a Clothespin Wreath perfect for brighting your decor!
Last week I shared a DIY ombre sign made from wood shims and I have to tell you that I was so in love with that Glidden paint in Marine Blue that I had to "play" with it again when I made this fun and easy clothespin wreath!
Why I love this craft
- inexpensive: you can get your supplies at the Dollar store if you wanted!
- fast: the entire project takes about an hour depending on your paint drying time
- easy: it is so easy the kids can make their own with minimal supervision
- paint: I used Glidden White on White and Marine Blue
- foam paint brushes
- 10" wire wreath form
- approximately 160 clothespins
- bakers twine
- scrapbook paper scraps
- chipboard letters
- hot glue
Step by step
- Hold your wreath form backwards so the curve is towards the BACK of the wreath and begin clipping clothespins to the outer metal ring. Be sure to clip the wire all the way into the clothespin-this helps keeps them in place.
- Continue clipping the clothespins until the entire ring is finished-this was a lot faster than you may think-less than 10 minutes total.
- Using a foam brush paint the front surface of the clothespins with Glidden paint in Marine Blue.
- Once the paint is dry clip a second ring of clothespins on the innermost metal ring overlapping the blue pins.
- Continue until the second ring is full. Paint the inner circle of clothespins with Glidden paint White on White with a dab of Marine Blue mixed in, just enough to give it a slight blue tint.
- Cut about 12" of twine and use hot glue to attach scrapbook paper pennants and chipboard letters to create your banner. Tie to the back of the clothespins to attach. And you're done, easy enough, right?
I love this little wreath and think it's a fun summer project-and so easy you could do it with kids!
You could really change this clothespin wreath up so many ways! Change the colors to match your decor, paint it autumn colors and add a sunflower for the fall, make it a snowflake with white glittered paint, etc. The possibilities are endless!