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4th of July Clothespin Wreath

Clothespin wreath painted and decorated like the American flag

Have fun making this 4th of July clothespin wreath! This patriotic kids craft is SO PRETTY, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Make your own DIY wreath for Memorial Day and Independence Day, and then enjoy displaying it year-round.

Did you know that you can make an adorable wreath using an embroidery hoop and clothespins?! This red, white, and blue American flag wreath is so simple to make, and you only need a few inexpensive craft supplies from the dollar store!

Clothespin wreath painted and decorated like the American flag

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How to Make a 4th of July Clothespin Wreath

Upcycle dollar store clothespins to make this patriotic clothespin wreath! It’s such a fun summer craft for both kids and adults.

Author: Debbie Chapman

Check Out The Video Tutorial:

Instructions:

Step 1: Find what you need

Step 2: Pull apart and paint the clothespins

Step 3: Add clothespins to the embroidery hoop

Step 4: Attach stars to the wreath

Step 5: Glue on the hoop backing

Helpful Tips:

  1. Place the clothespins tightly together and then re-arrange at the end if there are any gaps in your wreath.
  2. The clothespins stay nicely on the hoop as is, but if you want to make the connection permanent you can add a dot of tacky glue between the clothespin as you attach them.

Fun and easy 4th of July homemade wreathFun and easy 4th of July homemade wreath

What size 4th of July clothespin wreath does this make?

Made on an 8 inch embroidery hoop, this wreath has about a 12 inch diameter once the clothespins are attached.

How many clothespins are needed to make this 4th of July clothespin wreath?

To make a clothespin wreath the same size as ours you’ll need 53 clothespins. Make sure you have a few extra on hand in case some of them are damaged.

Clothespin wreath surrounded by clothespins and foam starsClothespin wreath surrounded by clothespins and foam stars

Do you have to take the clothespins apart to paint them?

We love the clean look of painting the clothespin pieces while they’re apart. It allows you to cover all sides, so that the wreath looks good from all angles. Also, the metal springs can look a bit messy when they’re painted.

But if that doesn’t bother you, you can definitely paint the clothespins while they’re together. It makes it easier, and will also reduce the amount of time needed to make the wreath.

How can I hang my 4th of July clothespin wreath?

We attached a piece of twine to the metal part of the hoop on the back. You could also attach fishing line or a matching piece of ribbon. Then hang your wreath on a wreath hanger or a command hook.

If you want to hang your wreath on a wall (somewhere it won’t be moving) you can also directly hang the wreath onto a nail, no hanger required.

Patriotic red, white, and blue wreath craft for summerPatriotic red, white, and blue wreath craft for summer

What if I don’t have foam stars? How else can I decorate my clothespin wreath?

If you don’t have foam stars you can cut them out yourself, from a sheet of glitter craft foam. Use our star templates to make foam stars in various sizes.

If you don’t have craft foam you can also attach wooden stars or star shaped buttons. Or even paint stars directly onto the blue clothespins!

DIY red, white, and blue clothespin wreathDIY red, white, and blue clothespin wreath

This 4th of July clothespin wreath is such a fun summer decoration! Painting the clothespins can be a bit time consuming, but we think it’s worth the effort. The final wreath is just SO CUTE!

Plus you can easily use the same concept with different colours and decorations for other holidays and occasions!

Homemade American flag wreathHomemade American flag wreath

Here’s even more 4th of July craft ideas:

4th of July Mason Jar Lanterns

Patriotic mason jar lanternsPatriotic mason jar lanterns

Glitter Fireworks Craft

Glitter fireworks craftGlitter fireworks craft

DIY Confetti Poppers

Make your own 4th of July party popperMake your own 4th of July party popper

Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!