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DIY Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

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I love a wreath for every holiday, in fact I love to make them. I have made a Christmas wreath, Halloween wreath, and a fun Spring/Summer wreath, but I was missing a red, white, and blue wreath for Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and 4th of July! The kids are out on Summer break, and I needed a DIY that was cheap and quick! This DIY Patriotic Clothespin Wreath is the perfect way to share your red, white, and blue spirit with the neighborhood!

DIY Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

DIY Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

This is one of those projects you can get the kids to help you make! If you have young children, it’s a great way for them to practice colors, counting, and grouping like colors together. 

Red White And Blue Wreath Video Tutorial


Clothespin Wreath Video Tutorial Link

Clothespin Wreath Materials

clothespins and wire wreath frame to make a patriotic wreath

How to Make Your Own Patriotic Wreath

The first step is to paint your clothespins. I used 20 red, 20 white, and 18 blue clothespins to make my wreath. If you are using a larger wire wreath as a base, you may need more of each color. 

I had leftover spray paint and clothespins from some other projects and decided to repurpose them to make my patriotic wreath. You can paint your clothespins with craft paint if you want, but the spray paint takes less time and dries much quicker! 

Closeup of red clothespins on wire wreath frame

Once your clothespins are painted all you have to do is arrange them. I used groups of 4 for the red and white colors, and staggered them as I placed them. You place them all on the same inside rung of the wreath, but simply push some down further than the others.

Closeup of white clothespins on wire wreath frame

If you want to make sure your clothespins are extra secure you can add some hot glue, but mine have stayed in place pretty well without it. I did 5 groups of red, and 5 groups of white, and then moved on to the solid blue clothespins.

Wooden stars on clothespins

The blue is where you will attach your wooden stars. I staggered my blue clothespins the same way I staggered the red and white. Finally, use the hot glue to attach the wooden stars, and you are done!

I used smaller and larger stars, but you can use all one size if you prefer.

Finished Patriotic Clothespin Wreath

I used a wreath hanger to secure my wreath to the door, but you could also loop ribbon around the wreath to hang from the windows or inside, too!

Patriotic wreath hanging on front door

For more red, white, and blue fun, check out these other patriotic DIY projects

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had four little ones – three boys and a girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.