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Kick off the festive holiday with a crafty red, white and blue wreath

No Fourth of July would be complete without all the red, white and blue you can handle. Get in the spirit by making your own door flag wreath that can be used year after year.

Materials

  • 12-inch to 24-inch box wire wreath frame
  • Clothespins
  • Acrylic paint (red, white and blue)
  • Wooden stars
  • Glue gun
  • Paintbrushes

Directions

Select the size wreath you desire, available at craft stores.

Paint each clothespin individually, on the inside, outside and both the top and bottom sides. The size of your wreath depends on how many red, white and blue clothespins you will need. For a 12-inch wreath, I used 16 red, 8 blue and 12 white. Let each clothespin dry completely.

Paint the wooden stars white.

Attach the painted clothespins to the wreath. The wire frame has four wire rings. Skip the outside exterior ring. Pin the first clothespin to the second wire ring and extend to the third. Then attach the next clothespin to the third wire ring and extend to the fourth interior ring. Alternate back and forth so the clothespins sit at different angles. Bunch the colors with 3-4 clothespins of red and white to create the stripes.

Attach the number of blue clothespins you desire. Then use the glue gun to attach the stars on each pin.

Hang your finished wreath and enjoy the fireworks!

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