July 4th Clothespin Wreath

Beat the heat and keep the kids busy with this fun July 4th craft!

  • Pack of 50 Light Color Clothespins (you can add more clothespins for a fuller look)
  • 12” Wire Wreath Frame
  • 10 Star Shaped Cut-Outs in various sizes (Heavy Kraft Paper or Wood)
  • Craft Paint in Red, White, and Blue (or Spray Paint)
  • Paper plate
  • 3 Paintbrushes (or just 1 if you don’t mind rinsing in between!)
  • Cardboard box
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Twine or Ribbon
  • Scissors
Step 1
Group and clip your clothespins to the cardboard box by the colors that you will paint them. (If you choose to use spray paint, you may want to do one color at a time so the colors don’t mix.) We used 42 clothespins (18 red, 15 white, and 9 blue).

Step 2
Paint the clothespins in their corresponding colors. While they are drying, paint your stars white.

Step 3
When the clothespins are dry, start with the red color and clip 3 clothespins to the wreath, staggering the height of them while you clip. Then clip 3 white clothespins in similar fashion. Continue to alternate colors in groups of 3 until you run out of the red and white clothespins. Use the remaining space for the blue clothespins. Adjust spacing and heights as necessary.

Step 4
After you’ve adjusted the pins to your liking, use the hot glue gun to affix the stars to the blue clothespins in any pattern you’d like.

Step 5
Cut your string or ribbon and make a loop at the top of the wreath (by the first set of red pins).

Step 6
Hang your wreath and enjoy!

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