The clothespin wreath craze is in full swing right now! Everywhere you look you see them! I wanted to play with some mini clothes pins and this is what I came up with! I think it came out so stinking cute! Bonus, its a quick easy and budget friendly craft! I ended up deciding not to use the blessed galvanized word since it was a little big and overpowered the wreath. This post contains referral links to help you find some of the items I used.
Here is what you’ll need for this craft.
- Mini clothespins
- Empty ribbon spool 2 3/4″
- Tan or light taupe acrylic paint
- Twine or magnets
The first thing you will do it remove one side of your empty ribbon spool. The ribbon spool I used was 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
Now you will cut a small slit from the hole in the center of your spool out towards the outside edge. Stop about a half inch from the edge.
Next cut out a larger circle from the center, leaving you with about a half inch wide mini wreath form.
At this time you will paint the plain side of your wreath form. I only painted a thin coat of paint to keep it light and close to the clothespin color so it disappears into the background. I used Craft Smart light taupe.
Once your paint is dry you will hot glue your clothespins onto your wreath form. I turned my pins sideways because I like the hardware showing and like that they look like clothespins. I used the one inch mini clothespins from Dollar Tree, but they can be purchased by clicking here. I just orders this exact package!
Now you can decorate your your mini wreath. I used these purple lavender flowers from Dollar Tree.
The leaves come in a cluster of three. First cut one leaf off.
Then put the two remaining leaves together, add some hot glue to the base or the leaves and add your third leaf on top. Let your glue cool and set. You now have a cluster of leaves that are all facing the same way.
Your lavender flowers will be too large, so cut off about an inch from the bottom. You will only use the top section.
Now add some hot glue to the base of your leaf clusters and attach your flowers.
You will now hot glue your flowers and leaves to your wreath.
I finished mine off with a simple raffia bow.
You are almost done! You can either add a simple twine loop hot glued to the back of your wreath to hang it or you can hot glue magnets to the back. I had these extra magnets left over from a previous craft so I used them. One would probable be enough, but I opted for two to give it extra hold. To me there is not much more aggravating then my magnets slowly sliding down the refrigerator because of week magnets! Click here it see the exact magnets I used.
Your Mini Clothespin Wreath is now complete! If you want to see the full video tutorial click here. If you like this craft tutorial and want to see more like it click here to visit my Facebook page. Remember to click the follow button while your there!
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