You may have seen these Patriotic Clothespin Wreaths floating around the different DIY websites. With the 4th of July just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to make one. Here’s my take on it…
I started out with a 12-inch flat wooden wreath form from my local craft store. Add in some wooden clothespins from the dollar store, wooden stars from the craft store, and acrylic paint (a happy coincidence that the brand name of some of the paint is “Anita’s” 🙂 ) and you have all you need to create this fun project.
I started out by clipping the clothespins around the wreath to figure out how many I would need – I needed 68 to fit my wreath. Then to mimic the 13 stripes on the American flag, I set aside 28 clothespins to paint red and 24 to paint white (4 for each stripe). That left me with 16 to paint blue. Depending on the size of the wreath form you choose, just adjust the number of clothespins for each section.
I painted the wreath form white, along with 24 clothespins and 10 stars. Then I painted 28 clothespins red and painted 16 blue. (I used two coats of paint.) You could also use spray paint which would cut down the time to create this wreath quite a bit. I had the acrylic paint in my craft stash so I just used what I had on hand.
After everything is dry, simply clip the clothespins on the wreath creating the stripes by using 4 red alternating with 4 white. Add the blue clothespins and glue the stars to the blue section. I finished the wreath with a couple coats of a matte sealing spray.
And here it is…
A fun addition to your Summer decor! 🇺🇸
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