Have you ever wondered how to make a clothespin wreath? Or even better yet, how to make a sunflower clothespin wreath? Today I’m sharing how to make a clothespin sunflower wreath with Rit Dye, paint, clothespins, and a wreath form.
This is an amazing and fun Dollar Tree craft.
supplies for Dollar Tree sunflower clothespin wreath:
- Bunch of clothespins
- Rit Dye – I used Lemon Yellow
- wire wreath form
- Brown acrylic paint & paint brush
- Faux flowers
- Burlap ribbon
- Twine Bowl or Bucket for dying
SUNFLOWER CLOTHESPIN WREATH DIRECTIONS:
Put your clothespins in a large bowl or bucket.
*For my wreath, it is a 14″ frame from Dollar Tree and it took 156 clothespins.
Cover the clothespins in water. Add 2 Tablespoons or more of Rit Dye to reach your desired color. Remember to shake the bottle up before pouring.
Let them soak for approximately 4 hours. the dye creates such vibrant colors.
Let the clothespins dry completely. Mine took a little over 24 hours stacked like this.
On your wire frame, clip your clothespins on the last wire all the way around the outter circle.
For your second layer, clip your clothespins on the first and second wires all the way around the inner circle.
It’ll look like this after you get all the clothespins on.
Paint brown acrylic paint on the first layer a little over halfway. Using a small paint brush, I also made the edges uneven to create that sunflower’s center look.
*Optional, if you aren’t up for the painting, you could use brown Rit Dye and dye the first circle of clothespins instead. So you’d have an outer layer of yellow, and a center layer of brown clothespins.
Add a burlap ribbon bow, and pull some sunflower heads off a bouquet, and use a hot glue gun to attach them to your wreath.
Tie a piece of twine at the top for hanging. Your big sunflower is done for you to enjoy. I put mine on my front door and I love this beautiful wreath.
Have you ever wondered how to make a clothespin wreath?
Or even better yet how to make a sunflower clothespin wreath?
Here’s what you’ll need to make a clothespin sunflower wreath. Rit Dye, paint, clothespins, a wreath form. burlap ribbon, and flowers.
You can change this wreath up by using different colors and creating other wreath shapes like a magnolia flower. Some people like using spray paint. This DIY wreath will cost less than something you might buy at Hobby Lobby.
Yes, you can use food coloring to dye your clothespins as well. This is such an easy project and can be adapted for other holidays like independence day, or even make an st. patrick’s day clothespin wreath
Some people might consider this DIY sunflower wreath a DIY fall wreath and others maybe a perfect summer decoration. What do you think?
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How To Make A DIY Clothespin Sunflower Wreath
- StikArt Removable Sunflower Wall Decals Printed on Waterproof Canvas
- Nakoma Rit Liquid Dye,Golden Yellow, 14.22 x 6.35 x 5.08 cm, 236 ml
- Darice 12″ Metal Floral Wreath, Green
- Rit Dye
- Wreath Form
- Brown acrylic paint & paint brush
- Burlap ribbon
- Bowl or Bucket
- Put your clothes pins in a large bowl or bucket. Let them soak for approximately 4 hours.
- Let the clothes pins dry completely.
- On your wreath form, clip your clothes pins on the last wire all the way around.
- For your second layer, clip your clothes pins on the first and second wires all the way around.
- Paint brown acrylic paint on the the first layer a little over half way.
- Add a burlap ribbon bow.
- Hot glue some sunflower heads onto your wreath.
- Tie a piece of twine at the top for hanging.
So pretty. I’ve seen some of these before, but yours is the best. 🙂
You are so sweet Linda, thank you so much 🙂
faith bremmer says
lovely gonna try it soon
Thank you so much Faith, I would love to see pictures 🙂
faith bremmer says
ya im not very good at that yet
Simply beautiful, my friend! Happy day to you 🙂 Hugs!
Thank you Stephanie, I loved reading about your tea cup exchange today 🙂
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very pretty! Sunflowers have always been a favorite. Perfect for autumn. Visiting from Think Tank Thursday.
Thank you Victoria, and thank you for stopping by 🙂
Natalie A says
This is so creative! I once had a bunch of clothespins, but I didn’t know what to do with them. I would have never thought that clothespins could create a wreath! Very cool!
Thank you Natalie, I love clothespins. You can make so many different things with them. Better than doing laundry – ha ha 🙂
Roseann Hampton says
Love how easy and cute this is! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com
Thank you Roseann and thanks for having a place for all of us to share ideas 🙂
How cute :0)
Thank you Aileen 🙂
Sam - Raggedy Bits says
What a fabulous idea to use clothes pins!! Love how your wreath turned out!
Thank you Sam. I made this wreath last spring and I have had it up the whole time since I like it so much.
Fabulous! So many possibilities with this peg idea also, xmas, easter…etc.
Thank you and you are so right Fiona. All the holidays, flower colors, sport teams, etc. So much fun with a basic idea.
This is such a cute idea for a wreath for fall. Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.
Thank you so much Julie 🙂
Oh this is too cute!! 🙂
I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/
Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
Thanks Jess, you are so kind for inviting me to share. Thank you for having a place for all of us to share our ideas.
This turned out so beautifully, sunflowers are so lovely.
I like the part painted inner ring pegs, the effect is great.
This is going to be one of the features at Handmade Monday this coming week 🙂
Wow Julie, thank you so much. I truly appreciate the feature 🙂
Lynda Hardy says
What a great effect – I love sunflowers, and this one is really cute! Thanks for sharing with Party in Your PJs!
Thank you Lynda 🙂
Oh what a great idea! I love your sunflower wreath! Thanks for sharing it at Sew It Cook It Craft It.
Thank you Lina 🙂
I like this. I think I’m gonna try this. I can’t afford enough of the deco mesh to make the wreath I want. Thanks for the idea.
Thank you Ann, I love mine and I have it up all year around. Let me know if you have any questions.
How can I get a printed copy.
On the computer you could highlight the whole post, right click it and select copy, and then past it on a Word Document. Or you can screen shot the directions and then print that way.
Your sunflower wreath is downright ADORABLE and I love how easy it is to make! Pinned 🙂
Thank you so much Marie and thank you for the Pin 🙂
This is a great wreath! I have some sunflower plants started. Too bad they don’t grow clothespins : ) : ) hahaha.
Thank you very much Liberty and I love that you’re growing sunflowers – love them.
Gran idea, muy original.
Thank you so very much Lirtea 🙂
Julie Briones says
Pinned this to my “DIY Lovely Wreaths” board, Chaz! I’m here via Talk of the Town! Would love to have you come and party with us at Tuesday Turn About! We’re live until Friday Midnite!
Thank you so much Julie and thanks for the invite… I’ll be sure to stop by 🙂
This is adorable! Great tutorial as well! We just started a new link party called Handmade & Otherwise- stop by and join us! petalspiesandotherwise.com
Thank you so much Katy and thanks for the invite, I’ll be sure to stop by.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
I have leftover clothes pins from a wreath project from last year. I need to try this project out too. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thank you Donna and I’m thrilled you want to give it a try.
What a great wreath, Chas! Pinning because I think I need one. You’ll be featured tonight on my blog. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJs!
You are so very sweet Ann, thank you so much and thanks for the Pin and feature. I hope you’re having a great start to summer and see you at the next link party 🙂
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.
Thank you very much Marilyn, have a wonderful week.
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.
You’re the best Marilyn – Thank you 🙂
Dee | Grammy's Grid says
Love it and especially since it’s a sunflower! Pinned ♥ If you’re not aware, I have a new UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party! I’d like to invite you to bring this post and more over and linkup with everyone.
Thank you so much Dee and thanks for the Pin. I appreciate the invitation and I’ll be sure to stop by.
Ellen Best says
This is lovely, i came from Esme salon link shear I will follow you and look forward to you coming over to my place for a read.
Thank you so much Ellen, and I look forward to learning more about you as well.
Sheltie Times says
What a creative and beautiful way to use clothespins.
Thank you so much
Well, I definitely had to click the sunflower link ~ my favorite flower. I think I pinned this a while back, but I’ll pin again lol! I’m visiting from Artsy Fartsy ~ I shared links #11 and #12. Happy Thursday!
Thanks Allyson, and thanks for the Pin. I’m thrilled you like the wreath and love that it’s one of your favorite flowers!
Such a fun idea!
Thank you for linking up to Creative Compulsions!
Thank you so much Michelle
I must be doing something wrong. The inside layer keeps flopping over…HELP!
Make sure you get the clothespins all the way on, and then once you hang it up, they’ll stay in place as well.