Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
Patriotic Clothespin Wreath
I’ve always adored these type of patriotic clothespin wreaths so when Oriental Trading gave me the opportunity to create a project from their products, I knew what I had in mind. Although you may see similar wreaths online, I don’t think there is one quite like this! I think the “Proud to be American” banner gives this wreath a uniqueness of its own and I’m happy to say I made it!
Products needed for this wreath
All the products for this wreath came from the Oriental Trading website. I love shopping Oriental Trading for their party supplies, craft supplies, pre-made craft kits, and holiday decorations. Now that I’m working full-time as an Activity Director, I will be frequently shopping their website.
- One 18 inch wreath frame
- Two packages of Bright Colored Clothespins
- One package of natural clothespins
- Pennant Flag Ribbon Banner
- Adhesive Wooden Gold Stars
- White Tempera Paint
- Plaid® Brown Nylon Paint Brushes
- Wide Natural Burlap
Steps to making this wreath
- Oriental Trading carries red and blue clothespins, but not white. Therefore, the first step is to paint the natural clothespins white (I needed 46 white clothespins for my wreath). I painted them with white tempera paint. The tempera paint soaked into the clothespins, so they needed a couple coats. You might save time either by finding white clothespins or by spray painting them.
- After the clothespins are dry, you are ready to start adding them to your wreath frame. I started with the blue clothespins, then moved onto the red and white pattern. The wire wreaths are divided into four sections, so I made one section solid blue. The other three sections are a red and white pattern. Below is a short video showing how to add the clothespins. Adding them at the end of a section is the most difficult part of this whole project.
- After placing all the clothespins, you are ready to add the stars. These gold adhesive stars are so easy!! You just peel off a small piece of paper that covers the adhesive pad and they are ready to stick! The are also easy to remove if you aren’t happy with their placement. They come in a package of 100 and I used just 19.
- The pennant banner came next. I used some self-adhesive letter stickers to add the saying “Proud to be American”. Oriental Trading carries a wide variety of self-adhesive letters.
- Lastly, I tied some burlap around the top of the wreath for some character and to use for hanging the wreath. I choose to knot the burlap, but you could tie a bow also.
I really enjoyed making this Patriotic Clothespin Wreath. I look forward to showing my patriotism on holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, and the Fourth of July by hanging this wreath on the inside of my front door.
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Disclosure: I received these materials from Oriental Trading in return for this project and post.