Pinterest amazes me! Spend 5 minutes on the site and you will be finding things you want to make or do. Just like this crafty patriotic wreath I found while browsing. The creator of this unique idea, Cat’s Craft Room, used something as simple as clothes pins to dress up her front door for the
patriotic holidays like Memorial Day
and Independence Day.
The supplies needed for the Patriotic Wreath were very basic. Clothes pins, enough to go all the way around a wreath frame and spray paint in our glorious American Flag colors: red, white and blue.
Additionally you can place stars on the wreath. I found some peel-and-stick glitter foam stars in the craft supply section of WalMart.
I already had the wreath wire frame and clothes pins. I spent less than $5 on spray paint and the stars were under $3 for a pack of three different colors. There is enough excess of paint and stars to use on additional craft projects for the Fourth of July.
Begin by deciding how many clothes pins of each color you will need. I suggest going ahead and placing the clothes pins on the wire wreath to be sure you get a good fit. The original designer suggested alternating between the two middle wires for the textured effect. I ended up opting for that idea as well.
Then simply spray paint them accordingly. I found placing the clothes pins on something like a magazine helped so I could easily turn them and paint the opposite sides.
Once the clothes pins are dry you can put them back onto the wire wreath, Alternating between the two middle wires as well as red and white sections. Then fill in one big section with the blue clothes pins.
The wreath actually looks great without the stars but I opted for the stars myself as I think it gave it a nice fun finishing touch.
You can use whatever fabric, rope or ribbon you have around the house to tie this up onto your door hook.
My Experience Making the Patriotic Wreath
I really enjoyed this pin-test! Cat’s Craft
Room did an amazing job sharing how to do this and everything worked out as expected. I absolutely love it! I love it so much in fact, I can’t stop looking at it. I hung it up on the inside of my door 😀