So, you want to make a patriotic clothespin wreath and you may be wondering how to paint clothespins. I’ll show you how to paint a batch of clothespins the easy way!
This is my haul from the Dollar Tree for this project.
Materials to make a Clothespin Wreath
- Small wire wreath form
- Three packages of wooden spring clothespins (approximately 76-80 clothespins)
- Embellishments for your Holiday Wreath (I bought a 4th of July door décor and a red white and blue scarf)
- Craft Paint in the colors you prefer
- Spray Paint for Wreath Form
Fun and Easy 4th of July decor for your porch, patio, deck, or yard.
Step 1 Determine Layout of Wooden Clothespins
Because this was my first clothespin wreath I clipped the wooden clothespins on the wreath in two different ways trying to determine if I had enough, and to see how I wanted to clip them onto the wire wreath frame.
Step 2 Paint Wooden Clothespins
Painting all the clothespins red, white, and blue was something I was not looking forward to. Pouring red paint into a zip baggie and dropping in the wooden clothespins seemed like the best way to go about this task.
Step 3 Spread Painted Clothespins on Plastic Bag to Dry
Using latex gloves spread the painted clothespins on a plastic bag in order to dry. Repeat with other colors. Allow paint to dry thoroughly.
Step 4 Spray Paint Wire Wreath Form
Spray paint wire wreath form. I chose white spray paint. Three light coats were used on both sides of the wire frame. Allow paint to dry.
Step 5 Clip Painted Clothespins on Wire Wreath Frame
In this photo you can see how I chose to clip the clothespins onto the wire form. This gives them a good shape on the wreath.
I worked hard to get the red and white stripes to add up to 13.
Step 6 Add Embellishments to Clothespin Wreath
This is the door hanger I bought in order to “repurpose” into my wreath design. I used needle nose pliers to loosen the chain links on the star. I cut the scarf in half to use as a hanger for the wreath.
Step 7 Display your Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
Ta Da! The red white and blue patriotic wreath is ready for the 4th of July!
Doesn’t it look so pretty hanging on my diy picket fence?
Now it’s time to check out the other great Dollar Store Design Squad projects from my friends.
Dollar Store Beach Bag Makeover Create and Babble
Clothespin Wreath My Repurposed Life
Hand Lettered Dollar Store Margarita Glasses + Free SVGs One Project Closer
Patriotic Etched Beer Mug The DIY Village
Flamingo Wreath Refresh Restyle
Candy is Dandy Cross Stitched Candy Jar The Kim Six Fix
Rooster Wall Décor Petticoat Junktion
Patriotic Bunting From Bandanas The Country Chic Cottage
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.