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DIY Holiday Clothespin Wreath


Holiday wreaths can be made of greens, pine cones or ornaments. They can also be traditional, rustic or contemporary. Whatever the style, a wreath says welcome to our home and Happy Holidays! Make an original wreath for your front door this holiday season by creating a painted clothespin wreath! Make it a fun family project. Kids of all ages will love to help put this simple, fun, festive, holiday wreath together!


Step 1: Gather Materials




Paint Brushes

Spray Sealer

100 Clothespins


10 Inch Wire Wreath Form

Jute twine



Step 2: Use Jute Twine to Create a Clothes Line

Tie up about 8 feet of jute twine and create a clothes line.


Step 3: Paint Clothespins

The sample size paint from The Home Depot paint desk is the perfect size, and you can choose any colors to be mixed. I painted, 35 red, 34 green, 31 white, but you can pick your own colors! Be prepared to get paint on your hands, the only way to paint clothes pins is to touch them, but don’t worry, it all washes off your hands!



Step 4: Hang Clothespins to Dry


Clip painted clothespins on the jute twine clothes line, make sure that the pins grab the line and are not touching while they dry. They will dry stuck shut if they are wood to wood.



Step 5: Clip Clothespins to Wire Wreath Frame


Once the pins are dry clip them on the wire wreath frame, cover the smallest wire circle first, seat them tightly next to each other. (It takes approximately 50-60 pins.) Clip the remaining pins onto the outer wire in a random, but even pattern.



Step 6: Add Polk-A-Dots


Accent the white pins. I used a cotton swab and dabbed polk-a-dots onto the white clothes pins, to co-ordinate with the wooden door mat.



Step 7: Apply Sealer

Spray the finished wreath with the sealer.



Bonus Step: Add Seasonal Words

You may opt to print seasonal words, or family members names, onto the white clips and have that be your design.


Enjoy the Season!

Have fun and make the wreath unique, just like your holiday time.



To learn how to create the matching holiday doormat pictured above, click here!


Happy Holidays,





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Posted 2015-07-02T17:21:54+0000  by Maureen_HD_BOS Maureen_HD_BOS