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Patriotic Decor – DIY American Flag Clothespins Wreath

Red, white and blue wreaths are so bold, beautiful, and patriotic, therefore I decided to make one this year for the 4th of July. This American flag wreath is one of my favorites. It is easy and inexpensive to craft with items you may have on hand. I used clothespins from the Dollar Tree and paint I had on hand.

Patriotic Wreath

Finished red, white and blue Patriotic Wreath

My inspiration for this DIY flag wreath a case of CABIN FEVER.  Therefore, so my daughter and I started a crafting group this summer and we would like to invite you to join us HERE.

DIY Patriotic Wreath

Making a clothespin wreath is so fast and fun you are going to want to make a ton of them.  This wreath is styled to look like an American flag and can be displayed all year. It is perfect for the 4th of July, Memorial Day, and every day!

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Patriotic wreath supplies

Patriotic wreath supplies

Clothespin Wreath Supplies and Tools:

Clothespin Wreath Painting

Painting the clothespins posed a little dilemma since they have hard to reach little nooks and crannies furthermore those springs needed to be painted but they have to be workable too. I found that using a cardboard box to hold the clothespins while I spray painted them was the perfect solution.

Note: I used 36 red, 30 blue, and 23 white clothespins.

Spray painting the clothespins red

Spray painting the clothespins red

The clothespins needed two coats of paint. For this reason, I painted them and let me dry overnight before adding the second coat of paint.

Painting the white clothespins

Painting the white clothespins

See the how-to Patriotic Wreath video for more step by step instructions

Use a different box for each paint color.

Arranging the Clothespins

Please note that the number of blue clothespins can be easily adjusted unlike the red and white since they should be groups of six to form even stripes. To create the wreath start adding the red six clothespins then white clothespins and back and forth until you have eleven red and white stripes. Add the blue clothespins to fill in the rest of the wreath.

 

Adding my last clothespin

Adding my last clothespin

Next, glue the stars on the blue section of clothespins.

Note: You can cut stars out of paper or purchase wooden stars.

Gluing the paper stars on the blue part

Gluing the paper stars on the blue part

 

Adding Cricut Paper Stars

Gluing stars cut by my Cricut Maker to the clothespin wreath

 

DIY 4th of July Wreath

DIY 4th of July Wreath

This wreath is going to be perfect on your front door this summer. More wreath ideas with the painted clothespins would be such as to replace the blue ones with green and make it into a Christmas wreath so on and so forth.

Patriotic Wreath

Patriotic Wreath

This American flag style wreath is easy to hang with a ribbon looped around the wire form.

 

More 4th of July Ideas:

DIY 4th of July Block Signs

4th of July Signs

4th of July Signs

4th of July Tassel Napkin Rings

Napkin with silverware and tassels

Napkin with silverware and tassels

4th of July and Summer desserts

4th of July Crack Candy

4th of July Crack Candy

Fouth of July Barbeque Ideas

4th of July Barbecue Party

4th of July Barbecue Party

 

Thank you for your visit today. I hope you found some inspiration.

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See you soon,

Kippi

 

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Wednesday 2nd of June 2021

So cute! I have all the stuff so I can make one for the 4th.

Marie B.

Friday 16th of April 2021

I love your fabulous 4th of July wreath, Kippi, and I'm Canadian! LOL Great budget-friendly idea for a patriotic wreath. I think my home needs one in just red and white for Canada Day this year.

Dawn

Saturday 1st of May 2021

How big are the stars? 1”-2”?? I wanted them wood but don’t know what size.. I love the wreath ! So glad you shared this idea!

Debbie-Dabble

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Kippi, LOVE, LOVE LOVE!!!!! So cute!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Hugs, Deb

Pamela @ DIY Vibes

Friday 19th of June 2020

Your wreath is so darn cute, Kippi. Great Fourth of July ideas here, I mean, look at that backyard set up, who wouldn't want to celebrate there?

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