DIY Patriotic Wreath for Memorial Day
Simple Clothespin Wreath for Little $
Memorial Day Inspiration
(Note – just because I clip it doesn’t mean I actually make it – I can’t tell you how many inspiration and magazine scraps are floating around my house!) The link to the magazines craft is here.
While picking up some odds and ends I found inexpensive wooden clothes pins for $.99 a pack and decided to give it a shot. I had various colors of spray paint at home – so I did not use the recommended acrylic paint or brushes – just an empty cardboard box that I laid the clothes pins into and sprayed to my hearts content!
We used the stickers you can get at office supply stores – or if you look hard enough in your kids sticker collection you are likely to find some you can use too. My son insisted that he stars be all silver – no messing with red or other colors – haha.
Here is what we gathered to make our Patriotic Wreath:
- We used an embroidery hoop – 10″ that we picked up at Michael’s for $2 – I only used one piece of it, so I could use the other to make a second one if I wanted/needed to
- Clothes pins – more than you think –TIP: plan for some breaking on you – paint extra!
- Spray paint – I was lucky enough to find some cans in the shed that still worked.
- Stickers – we got ours at Staples for $2.
- June 21, 2013 issue of All You
How It All Came Together
- Adding the clothes pins – go slow – we broke a few getting started. We started with the red and worked our way around 5 clips at a time in each color.
- In the end we used 15 blue ones 30 red and 30 white.
- Putting on the finishing touches – adding the stars.
- We used a thin piece of wire to hang the finished wreath.
This Patriotic Wreath came together quickly with little effort – and the kids enjoyed helping me – from getting to use the spray paint – very cool – to counting out the clips, putting it together and adding the stickers – simple, easy and family friendly.
TIP – I used navy, bright white and cherry red paint on our Patriotic Wreath- want to give it an older more country look – use a brick red instead of the cherry and a cream color instead of the bright white.