I am a crafty lady. It keeps me sane. With a teething baby, a girl’s gotta do something to keep her mind right, amen?
There was a plain wall in our laundry area that needed some love. With indoor and outdoor renovations in our near future, I needed something cheap (but also cute, duh!)
I’ve seen the idea of a clothespin wreath all over Pinterest, particularly the ones with the old school clothespins. But I didn’t really like any of the DIYs, so I decided to just roll with my own version…
What I didn’t like about the DIYs I’ve seen, is that the pins were always facing the side that showed just the wood (“Like a drumstick” as my husband put) with a cardboard ring reinforcement. I prefer being able to see the slits, makes it seem more “pin like” and also adds a bit of visual contrast. I also didn’t really see the need for a cardboard ring…
Ok. Here’s this list of what’s needed:
1. Vintage Style Clothespins (You can find these at your local craft store or online) (I used roughly 50)
2. Embroidery Hoop (the INNER ring) Whatever size you want
3. Your favorite ribbon
4. A handy dandy hot glue gun
1. DRY FIT your pins around your hoop!! I did this and found that if I glued each pin touching each other, I would have been short about 10 pins… So I spaced them about a quarter inch apart and ended up with extra… This step could save you a trip back to the store!
2. Lay your hoop on a flat surface
3. Take a pin and put a bead of hot glue on each side, and glue it to the hoop, keeping the pin as straight as possible.
4. Continue around the rest of the hoop. Easy peasy..
5. Add your favorite ribbon to hang! ( Or don’t for a more modern look)
Now for me, the wreath cost $10… you can splurge or cut back, depending on what supplies you already own.
What I love most is that it’s neutral and the ribbon can be switched out with the season!