This post contains affiliate links and/or images. There is nothing I love more than hanging out with my girls and working on a fun craft. Oh, wait, there is something I like just as much. When that craft is cheap and super easy to make! For instance, my Patriotic Red White and Blue Clothespin Wreath is super easy to make and cost less than $10 to make! Well, if that isn’t worth celebrating, I don’t know what is!
Caitlin and I made this Patriotic Red White and Blue Clothespin Wreath in less than an hour/ I think it is just stunning, don’t you agree? If you are planning a Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day bash or want to show your patriotism, you will want to make an show off this attractive Patriotic Red White and Blue Clothespin Wreath!
Here is what you will need to make your Patriotic Red White and Blue Clothespin Wreath:
One 12″ wire floral wreath
One package of wooden clothespins
One package of red and one package of blue Ritz Dye
One can of white spray paint
Ribbon for hanging
Hot glue gun
Step One: In two separate containers, pour 8 cups of boiling water. Add the entire package of red dye into one and 1/4 of the package of the blue dye. If you use the entire package of blue dye, it will look black.
Add 25 wooden clothespins into the red container and 15 into the blue. Let sit for 15-20 minutes. Spread clothespins on a large trash bag and allow to dry completely.
Step Two: You are going to LOVE this painting hack my daughter came up with! Clip 25 wooden clothespins to wooden skewers (I just divided them onto 3), and insert the skewers into the styrofoam cup. Spray paint and allow to dry for one hour. Paint one more coat, drying for an additional hour. Genius right?!?!?!
Not only does this keep your fingers free from getting paint on them, you get more coverage doing it this way. For the stars, lay them on a paper plate and spray them as well. You can also just paint them with acrylic paint if you prefer. Because the wire wreath comes in green, I spraypainted it white as well.
Step Three: Now comes the fun part! It is time to add the clothespins to the wire wreath. We put the blue ones on first, and then did 5 red, then 5 white, and alternated until we reached the other side of the blue.
You are going to place your clothespins like in the picture above, alternating them high, then low, then high, etc. In order to get all the clothespins to fit, you need to squish them in there together!
Now glue your white stars onto the blue clothespins, in any pattern you like!
And then you are done! To hang the Patriotic Red White and Blue Clothespin Wreath, just turn it over and weave a piece of ribbon (the length will vary depending on how low you want to hang it) and tie into a knot and then a bow.
As you can guess, this will work well for Halloween, Spring, Christmas or any other fun occasion. Want another fun craft project? How about these adorable Fabric Covered Flower Pots.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJuly 2, 2015 at 3:38 pm
That is such a cute idea. I love how easy it is to make. It’s very festive.
Jennifer saysJuly 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm
That is so cute! What I love about this project the most is how easy it is. That’s great!
Alex from Sew, Simmer, and Share saysJuly 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm
Your wreath turned out sooo cute! I love that you were able to dye some of the clothespins, it’s kind of a P.I.T.A to paint each one individually. I want to make one for the 4th next year!
Jeannette saysJuly 2, 2015 at 6:05 pm
This is such a cute idea and it looks like so much fun to make! I’m trying to figure out if I have time to still make one before the holiday weekend!
Valerie saysJuly 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm
I saw this in my Facebook feed earlier and had to see how it was made. This is so cute!
Liz Mays saysJuly 2, 2015 at 7:11 pm
This is such a fun decoration idea! I’d love to have one over the back screen doors. I love how you did the stars!
Amy saysJuly 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm
I love this craft so much! I find it super cool that you used dye to get them colored really fast!
Brandy saysJuly 2, 2015 at 8:33 pm
I really love this idea, so much! I love how easy it is to make too. It is extremely affordable to do and I must try to do it, while I am a bit late seeing it for the 4th, maybe I can do it for Summer colors theme or in Fall for that season with those Fall type colors?!
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide saysJuly 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm
This is so cute!!! We are hoping to move this year, but I am pinning to make it next year! What an adorable idea!
Susan Quackenbush saysJuly 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm
That looks like such a simple and creative idea! And my husband would absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing this great DIY project! 🙂
Vera Sweeney saysJuly 3, 2015 at 12:31 am
I love this craft!! What a great idea, I think my daughter would have a blast making this!!
Autumn @Mamachallenge saysJuly 3, 2015 at 12:33 am
This is super cute! I will have to make one for next year.
Jeana B. saysJuly 3, 2015 at 1:03 am
Wow! I love this idea. I knew it that something like this could be done.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysJuly 3, 2015 at 3:29 am
What a pretty and easy craft to decorate a 4th of July party!
Ron Leyba saysJuly 3, 2015 at 3:41 am
Great creativity. Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing this!
Jerusha (TheDisneyChef.com) saysJuly 3, 2015 at 7:51 am
This is a fantastic idea! I wouldn’t have thought to dye the pins… I’d have just painted them (and been driven crazy doing so). I’m going to swipe this idea for next Memorial Day!
Rosey saysJuly 3, 2015 at 9:20 am
I saw it on social media and thought it was cute as can be. What a fun way to help celebrate the holiday!
Tiffany C. saysJuly 3, 2015 at 10:06 am
I love this! I don’t think we have enough time to make this this year but I’ll save this post for next year.
April G saysJuly 3, 2015 at 11:51 am
I just finished a fourth of July flower wreath. I think I might have to get a wire wreath too.
Danielle H saysJuly 3, 2015 at 11:55 am
This is adorable and so easy to make too! I am definitely wanting to do this for our front door. So festive.
Elizabeth O. saysJuly 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm
How creative and patriotic. I never would have thought of using clothespins to make a wreath.
Ann Bacciaglia saysJuly 3, 2015 at 2:01 pm
This is such a cute and simple wreath to make. You could do so many great patterns with this idea. I will have to share this with my American friends.
Tammy Roy saysJuly 3, 2015 at 2:02 pm
This is a fantastic idea. I have never thought to dye close pins. I will have to try making this for the weekend.
Pamela:: Still Dating My Spouse saysJuly 4, 2015 at 1:20 am
Oh I just purchased some clothes pins so I just may try this craft. Thanks
Manu Kalia saysJuly 4, 2015 at 4:06 am
Wow! what an amazing wreath, so easy to make and very creative too. Thank you for sharing
Gabriel saysJuly 4, 2015 at 6:35 am
This is a cool ornament. Putting the clothespins on a skewer is a little stroke of genius.
Tami saysJuly 4, 2015 at 11:05 am
I love the wreath! I’m not crafty at all, but I’d love to have this on my front porch. I might just attempt to put one together.
Kristen saysJuly 4, 2015 at 3:20 pm
This is cute! I am totally going to make one of these for next year!
becka saysJuly 4, 2015 at 10:32 pm
Super cute and easy. That is a great craft for the holiday. My kids like to do things like that but I would have never thought to use rit dye to color them.
Lena saysJuly 5, 2015 at 8:09 pm
This is super cool – I love the colors and orginality. Will try it maybe next year.
Elizabeth H. saysJuly 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm
This is outstanding!! Oh the things you can do with clothespins and a little creativity!! You could do this for most any holiday! Wonder if you could do one like a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern?
Mary Walters saysJune 22, 2016 at 10:11 am
Thanks for sharing! Looks fun & easy! Looking forward to trying it out!
Cindy saysJune 29, 2016 at 11:06 am
You say in two separate containers, pour 8 cups of boiling water. Is that 8 cups in each? Also, how many clothes pins were in your package?
Dawn saysJuly 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm
How did you get the silver thing out that holds them together? Your clips don’t show any spray or dye on the silver thing.
Veronica Lee saysJanuary 1, 2017 at 5:51 am
This is such a cute and easy wreath to make. How very creative!
Roz saysMarch 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm
I love your idea of dyeing the clothespins. I made this patriotic wreath and sprayed painted the clothespins. Your way is much easier and won’t smell so toxic and certainly will dry faster. I will try this again thanks for the great tip.
mycraftingworld saysMarch 31, 2017 at 7:33 am
I love this idea. It is so simple the girls can do it. I like crafts where they can do it, learn and gain confidence with their results. Thank you.
Tessa Smith saysMay 4, 2017 at 1:14 pm
What a cute craft! And easy too! Def. something that I can do with my daughters. Thanks for the idea!
Tami Qualls saysMay 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm
I did not inherit one bone of my mom’s crafty talents. I do think I could manage this cute little DIY. My little guy might even have fun helping me.
Eloise saysMay 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm
What an awesome and creative way to celebrate and decorate : ) I’ll have to set aside time for my kids and I to try this cute wreath craft!
Jennifer Van Huss saysJune 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm
That is such a great idea of a DIY wreath!! It looks rustic and country, just how I like it!!
Renee saysJune 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm
How cute!! I would never have thought to dye the clothes pins with RYE. Also, I love that the kiddos can help out with this craft.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJune 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm
That wreath is so cute! 10 trillion bonus points for it being so easy! I love it!
Anne saysJune 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm
Super cute, Kelly! I’m always impressed with crafty people. (Pinning this to my July 4th pinterest board.)
Diana Ajih saysJune 11, 2017 at 2:48 am
What a fun and creative diy tutorial! It’s perfect for summer and the 4th of July festivities. I just love the look and it’s so easy to make!
Mary Songer saysOctober 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm
This looks like a fun and easy project. I’m already thinking about how to modify it for an Autumn wreath. And I can see some glitter and tinsel for Christmas. And reasonable cost to make.
mycraftingworld saysOctober 23, 2017 at 6:58 am
We are making this for Christmas with Red and White pins and added decorations. It is so easy to customize this for any occasion. Thank you.
Tammy saysMay 19, 2018 at 2:26 am
So adorable. I will be making this for sure. Some great ideas and tips. 1 question. Will the dye run if it gets wet?
Dana Rodriguez saysAugust 10, 2018 at 10:26 am
This is a great craft idea. Yours turned out so adorable!
Peggy Nunn saysAugust 11, 2018 at 8:02 am
I really like this wreath. It will be so easy for the girls to make. We can do one now for Christmas. Thank you for the directions and idea.
Lynne B saysAugust 28, 2018 at 2:40 pm
Thank goodness for bloggers like you! This is such a creative and inexpensive craft. You could even recycle the clothespins and use the wire wreath for another occasion.
Sherry saysJanuary 28, 2019 at 5:13 pm
I was thinking of hot glueing the tips together after I got it assembled. Did you do that?
Judy saysJune 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm
Question…..why did you paint the white clothespins? Why not use the dye? Just curious. I’m making this for sure, love it!!