This quick and easy Clothespin Pumpkin Wreath goes together in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies from your local dollar store. It is perfect for your front door, over your fireplace, or on your gate all season long.
DOLLAR STORE CLOTHESPIN PUMPKIN WREATH
This is such an easy fall wreath to put together and it comes together so quickly. The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry!
- Full-Size Clothespins, Wooden Spring-Style
- Wire Wreath Form, 8”
- Jumbo Craft Sticks, One
- Fall Leaf Bunch
- Natural Jute Twine
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Gallon Zipper Bag
- Cookie Sheet
- Aluminum Foil
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Burnt Orange, Dark Brown
- Spray Paint – Burnt Orange
Gather all supplies. Full-size wooden clothespins can be found in the laundry section of most dollar stores. Place 42 wooden spring-style clothespins in a gallon zipper bag, then add a half-dollar (a little bigger than a loonie for you Canadians) size dollop of burnt orange acrylic craft paint, and two tablespoons of water.
Zipper the bag closed and knead the clothespins in the bag until all are covered in the burnt orange acrylic craft paint. If working with kiddos, this step is perfect to do in the kitchen sink.
Cover a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, unzip the plastic bag, and turn out the painted clothespins onto the cookie sheet to dry.
For faster drying time, prop the wooden clothespins around the edge of the cookie sheet. Turn the clothespins over, once the tops are dry.
In a well-ventilated area, or outside cover the wire wreath form with burnt orange spray paint. Set aside to let dry. You can leave the wreath form green because only a small portion of the wire shows between the clothespins.
Clip the wooden clothespins around the two inner circles of the wreath form, using the outer ring as support, so they won’t wiggle around.
Continue to clip the orange-painted wooden clothespins around the wreath form. Fitting 14 clothespins into each of the three sections of the wreath.
Once all of the clothespins are clipped on, space them equally around the wreath form. The clothespins can be secured with glue if hanging outside.
Cut one jumbo craft stick in half with scissors. Paint with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Attach the craft sticks to the top back of the wreath with a glue gun and glue sticks. Cut two or three leaves from a silk stem with scissors. Glue to the back and front of the wreath, near the stem. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Measure and cut three 12” lengths of natural jute twine with scissors.
Tie in a bow and secure at the top front of the wreath with a glue gun and glue sticks.
Hang your finished wreath where you can enjoy it all autumn long!
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