Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, I am officially allowed to start talking about Christmas. This is a holiday that is always a pretty big deal around my house, and it is easy to see right when you walk through the door — we have decorations everywhere.
Despite our evident excess of décor, I found a piece to add to our collection when I was browsing Pinterest the other day. I was looking for a craft that would help me get rid of the couple dozen clothespins sitting in my desk drawer. What I found was a tutorial for a DIY clothespin wreath perfect for displaying Christmas cards.
Here’s how to make it:
1 metal clothes hanger
Clothespins (I used 36)
Hot glue gun
Ribbon, glitter, sequins (optional)
1. Start off by adding some sparkle and/or color to your clothespins. Since I was making the wreath specifically for Christmas cards, I used green and gold ribbon, red sequins and red glitter, but feel free to make it your own; this photo display wreath can be great for year-round décor or as a gift as well.
To add ribbon to your clothespins, cut your ribbon to the length of the clothespin and use Mod Podge or another type of liquid glue to attach. If you’re adding a string of sequins, I recommend using a hot glue gun to put it on the clothespin.
2. Undo the clothes hanger and shape it into a circle. The number of clothespins you use will determine the size of the wreath, so it’s best to lay out the clothespins first to get an idea of how big you need the hanger to be.
3. Keeping spacing in mind, begin gluing the clothespins to the hanger. Luckily, hot glue dries
pretty quickly, but the wire is pretty thin so don’t be afraid to use plenty of glue.
4. As a finishing touch, add a bow to the wreath and maybe some ribbon to hang it with.