If you’ve been here for a minute then you know I had a mild problem with wreaths over the past year and a half. I made ALL the wreaths. Except obviously not ALL the wreaths because this weekend I made ANOTHER wreath – a 4th of July Wreath!
I was actually going to make this last year but I had a little alien growing inside of me that sucked up all of my energy. Yes, even my wreath making energy! But I’m back on the wreath-making horse (much to my husband’s dismay). This little patriotic clothespin wreath was so fun and easy to make, perfect to get these wreath-making juices flowing!
Patriotic Clothespin Wreath – Materials
- Clothespins! I used 72 pins, exactly – Dollar Tree for $2
- Sturdy Ring – I got a 12″ floral ring.
- Red, White & Blue Paint – I used some I already had but if not if would’ve been $2-3 each.
- Stars – I used these wood stars from Amazon.
Making your Wreath
The FIRST thing I did, and I recommend doing, is checking how many clothespins you can fit on your ring. One you don’t want to end up not having enough clothespins and two you’ll need to do a little itty bitty math to figure out how many pins you’ll be painting which color. For me the breakdown was as follows –
- 20 Blue Pins
- 28 Red Pins
- 24 White Pins
I ordered the pins to have 7 red “stripes” and 6 white “stripes” like the actual flag does, and each stripe has 4 pins.
Once I figured out how many pins would be painted what color, I got to painting. First, I painted the ring, stars and 24 pins white – I used spray paint for this. Then while that dried, I painted the red and blue pins. Truth be told, I’d recommend you use spray paints for this whole project if you have it in each color. My OCD is getting to me on the blue and red pins now being completely red and blue. That is, you can see some of the natural wood on the backside of some and in some of the little crevices and it annoys me – but not enough to re-do the whole thing, hah!
Once everything dried, it was as easy as just putting all the pins on the ring and then hot gluing the stars onto the blue area.
It truly is that easy. I loved this little project and I might have to do another little clothespins wreath – maybe a late summer one?
Tell me, what other crafts you’re doing for the 4th July?!