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Get your DIY Fourth of July decor on by making a red, white and blue clothespin wreath for your front door. Not only can you make this patriotic door accessory in just seven steps, but by our count you only need nine different types of supplies. If you’re a maker, you probably already have the hot glue gun and maybe even some foam paint brushes.
Sure, you can buy pre-made decorations, but where’s the fun in that? Also, consider making a clothespin wreath for holidays other than the Fourth of July. For Christmas, you cam always use red and green spray paint on the clothes pins instead, adding wooden Christmas tree or Santa hat shapes instead of the stars. Or, if it’s Valentine’s Day, go with a pink and red motif, using wooden hearts spray painted with white or silver. The possibilities are endless.
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How To Make a DIY Clothespin Wreath
Follow these step-by-step instructions to make a wreath for the Fourth of July, or any holiday of your choosing just by switching up the color motif. Since you are using spray paint, this is definitely a job to be done in the outdoors.
1. Gather your supplies.
Gather the following supplies:
- One 12-inch box wreath frame
- 64-100 clothespins (The number of clothespins will depend on the size of your wreath. Our 12″ wreath used 64 clothespins.)
- Red, white and blue spray paint
- 10 wooden stars
- White craft paint
- Foam paint brushes
- Rubber gloves
- Hot glue gun
- String or ribbon for hanging the finished wreath
2. Spray paint the clothespins red, white and blue.
Spray paint the clothespins by attaching them to the flaps of a cardboard box. I ended up using three boxes—one for each color—then set them aside to allow the pins to fully dry.
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3. Spray paint the wreath frame red, white or blue.
I painted my box wreath frame blue to match my theme since green wasn’t gonna cut it.
4. Paint the small wooden stars white.
While the clothespins and wreath frame dry, use a foam brush to paint the stars white.
5. Clip the clothespins to the wreath.
Once all the pieces are fully dry, begin assembling the wreath.
Start by clipping one pin to the two center “bars”, or bar two and three of the frame. Then place the next pin on the two bars closest to the center of the frame, or bars three and four.
Make sure to alternate between red and white for the “stripes” and then add a section of blue clothespins where the stars go.
6. Attach the wooden stars to the blue clothespins.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the white stars to the blue clothespins.
7. Use a wreath hook to hang the finished wreath.