Sunday, June 30, 2013

DIY Forth of July Wreath

Hello Everybody (it's Rebecca)!! Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the summer heat. It went from the 60's to 90's in the matter of a week where I live. Its been HOT! But, I have a great easy craft for you all today. I was able to take advantage of the warmer weather and do most of this project outside. I enjoyed being out and the paint also dried a lot quicker. Win-win! This is the awesome wreath that we will be making.

What you will need:

Clothespins- about 80-100  (there will be extra, but some clothespins were not pretty straight out of the package so I didn't use them for this)

red, white and blue paints.  I used acrylic paints.

10" embroidery hoop

star stickers

To get started:  You need to paint the clothespins.  I painted about 18 of them blue, then 25 red and 25 white.  I painted the whole pin which got a little bit messy.  You really do not need to paint the backs of them.  Just make sure to definitely give the front a second coat to make it look really good since that is what will be seen. 
(My 5 year old painted one clothespin before he tired of it and ran off to play.  Perhaps you will have better luck getting your kids involved!)

After the clothespins have been painted, place the blue ones on the embroidery hoop as close together as possible.  (note: Only use the inner part of the hoop. not the part with the clasp-y thing on it)
This is where the amount of blue is subjective, add more or less as you like. Then add the red and white alternating as you wish.  Just remember to keep the blue on the upper left to resemble the flag.

Then add star stickers to the blue and VOILA!  You are done!!  Now hang this on your wall, door or wherever you wish and show your pride!

Thank you all for reading!  Happy Crafting!

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  1. That is super cute! It looks like a lot of fun to make, too. Looks like a fun kid project as well.

    1. Thanks! It was fun! My 5 yr old son lasted about two clothespins before he got bored! Hopefully you have better luck! ��

  2. Very cute! This would be a great summer project for my 9 year old. She loves stuff like this- thanks!

  3. this look awesome and if you paint neatly (which I doubt I would) you could paint another seasonal pattern on the other side.


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