Holiday Card Clothespin Wreath

Every holiday season, the kids and I race to the mailbox to see if any holiday cards have arrived in the mail.  We love filling up the fridge with all the cards from our friends and family.  But after the fridge is full, we never seem to have a good place to display the rest of our cards. Here is a festive display solution that’s fun to make!

What You’ll Need

  • wooden clothespins
  • wooden beads
  • paint (green and red)
  • paintbrushes
  • floral wire
  • ribbon
  • pom poms (optional)
  • glue (optional)
We started by painting the wooden beads red.  My daughter was concentrating on making sure the entire bead was covered and it was a good fine motor exercise for her!  (Please excuse the plethora of baby equipment that has invaded our house).
As she finished each bead, she laid them out on a piece of waxed paper to dry.
Then we painted the wooden clothespins green. It was a little harder for her to get every nook and cranny on these, so I helped.
We used acrylic paint for this project, but you can use washable paints as well.  As you can see, it can get a little messy!  My daughter got distracted at some point and started painting her hands.
After letting everything dry overnight, we used the floral wire to string everything together.  It takes a little forming to create a circle shape, and then the ends are twisted shut to secure.
Use a ribbon to hang the clothespin wreath on the wall and start clipping your holiday cards for a pretty display!

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