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Clothespin Christmas Wreath Kids Craft Tutorial

We are amping up the Christmas spirit in our house this week. We have all of the Christmas decorations down from the attic and we're ready for some decorating!

We spend a huge part of the  holiday season crafting and baking, and we've already started. Last weekend my daughter made this super simple {super cute} Clothespin Christmas Wreath. All you need are a few simple supplies, and about 20 minutes. Keep in mind that the drying time for the paint adds to that time slightly

What you'll need:

  • About 75 clothespins  (if making a 8 inch Christmas Wreath - of course you'll need more or less depending on the size of the wreath you're making)
  • Light green, dark green, and red  paint r(we used Folk Art Multi-Surface paint however you can use washable kids paint too - we like Crayola's version)
  • Elmer's Foam Project Board (to cut out your 8" x 1" wreath form - this step should be completed by an adult)
  • Scissors (heavy duty)
  • Paint Brush
  • Water for rinsing your brush
  • 2 Wooden Hearts and 1 small wooden circle to create bow (see image below - we found ours at A.C. Moore for .29 cents each.
  • Heavy craft glue ( we use Aileen's)
  • A piece of ribbon - about 18" long (to create a hanger for your wreath)
  • Paint half of your clothespins dark green and the other half a lighter shade of green. Allow time to dry.
  • Paint your wooden hearts and circle red. Allow time to dry.
  • Cut out your 8" x 1" wreath form - this step should be completed by an adult
  • Clip your dry clothespins onto your wreath form in sets of two (2 dark, 2 light etc.) all the way around the form until all of the clothespins are affixed (see image). You can add a dab of glue to the inside of each clothespin for added security (optional).
  • Glue hearts and circle as pictured to create the bow for your wreath.
  • Create a hanger using ribbon

Hang your finished wreath & enjoy!

Happy Holidays & Happy Crafting Everyone!

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