I had an empty wall in my laundry room that was begging for something fun to fill the space. Last month, I saw this project over at Young House Love and I couldn’t get it out of my head. But I didn’t need a clothespin chandelier. I needed something to hang on the wall.
So I decided to try my hand at a clothespin wreath. After wandering the aisles of the craft store, I found a metal wreath form that I thought would work. Here’s what I used for my clothespin wreath.
- 1 metal wreath form
- 72 (2.75″) clothespins
- 72 (3.25″) clothespins
I found the clothespins in the woodcraft area of the craft store and you may need more or less of them depending on the pattern you create.
My wreath form was green, but I thought it would look better white. A little white spray paint fixed it right up.
The hardest part was deciding on the pattern of pins to use. In the end, I settled on a pattern of 5, 4, 5, 4 from front to back in each section of the wreath form. I used 2 different sizes of pins (3.25″ and 2.75″) because I thought it added more texture and interest. The bigger pins make up the back two rows and smaller pins are on the front two rows.
I worked section by section around the wreath form until the whole thing was covered. And that was it! I had to adjust some of the pins once the wreath was hung on the wall because they shifted around a little.
There are a total of 144 clothespins on my wreath and the whole thing took less than an hour. Have fun pinning!