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DIY Reversible Clothespin Valentine’s Wreath {St. Patty’s}

With Valentine’s day quickly approaching, I thought this would be a fun DIY Valentine’s craft to share.  This DIY Reversible Clothespin Valentine’s Wreath {that’s reversible for St. Patty’s} is a great DIY craft that will last from January to March.  Love that!  With its colorful clothespin design and fun embellishments, this wreath is a fun way to add a little festive spirit right on your front door.

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About 5 years ago, I attended a Super Saturday, where women over the age of 18 gather together to make crafts.  I was able to sign up for a clothespin wreath (Fall and Christmas).  I hadn’t seen anything like it at the time.  Since then, I have come across several variations on Pinterest and online.  Last Christmas, I was bit by the crafting bug.  I decided to mimic the Fall/Christmas wreath I had made so many years ago but with a Valentine’s Day twist.  With St. Patrick’s Day being the following holiday, it was only natural to put two and two together, right?  This way I could make one wreath that would last from January to March.  Woohoo!

If you are like me, with the attitude that crafting is always better cheap or free, you will love this wreath.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 8 different Valentine’s papers (pinks, reds, whites, etc)
  • 8 different St. Patty’s papers (greens, whites, shamrock, etc)
  • 98 wood clothespins (2 packs of 50)
  • Mod Podge
  • 18″ box wire wreath frame (you can find these at most craft stores.  I found mine at JoAnn and used a  JoAnn coupon).
  • embellishments (hearts, flowers, clovers, shamrocks… I found most of my embelishments at the dollar store or craft store. I used burlap ribbon for both).
  • wire or string to attach embellishments

Tools needed:

  • paper cutter or scissors and ruler
  • brush for mod podge

Start with the paper.  You will be making a total of 98 clothespins.  Depending on how many different paper patterns you choose, will help you decide how many of each paper you will need to cut.  I chose 8 different patterns for each side and so I needed 13 of each pattern.  If you do what I did, you’ll end up with a few extra that way (104).  Cut each paper to fit the length of your clothespins.   Then cut those into long strips the same width as your clothespins.  Most clothespins are about 3 1/4 inches long and 3/8 inch wide.

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Double check by finding the measurements on the clothespin package or by measuring them yourself.

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It’s easiest if you work on one side of the clothespins at a time.  Make sure you match up which Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s papers you want with which.  It’ll be much easier to switch the wreath between holidays if you match the papers for the different holidays so the pattern works when flipping them over.  For example, I want all the red polka dot paper to be on the same pins as all of the green and white clover paper.  After figuring out what paper patterns you want to use together, brush a small amount of mod podge onto one side of the clothespin, apply the paper, then mod podge over the paper to seal it.  Let dry.

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Once the first side is dry, do the same thing on the opposite side.  Use the paper pattern you chose for the second holiday.

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I took this clothespin apart after finishing it so you could see each side.  The Valentine’s side is red and white stripes and the St. Patrick’s day side is a green pattern.

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I just loved having so many different patterns. 🙂  Aren’t they so pretty?!

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You will end up with a very large pile of pretty and colorful clothes pins.

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Next, sort each pattern into an individual pile.  This will make putting the wreath together much easier and quicker.  You might even want to line them up in the order you’d like to place them.

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Grab the wire wreath frame.  As you clip the colorful clothespins onto the frame, alternate from the bottom two wires to the two middle ones.  This gives it a fun wavy look.

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Here’s another picture with the St. Patty’s side.  Make sure you always clip to 2 wires to make sure the clothespin is secure.

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Once the wreath is full, make your embellishments.  For the Valentines side, I used a couple fun red center-piece things (I am not sure exactly what these are called), a pink sequin heart and 2″ red burlap.  I attached the embellishments together with a wire from a twist tie.

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Then, I made a bow with the 2″ red burlap and attached it to the heart embellishment with more wire.  Pretty festive if I do say so myself.

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I used a heavier wire to attach this to the wreath.  Make sure whichever method you use to attach it, it’s removable as you’ll need to remove it to reverse sides.

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Here’s the embellishment all attached and ready to go.  I can already feel love in the air! 😉

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Finally, your new festive holiday wreath is ready to hang on your door.  I hang mine with a door hanger, which you can attach to directly or via a ribbon if you want some extra flare.  Here’s mine… all done!

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Here’s a full-door shot of the reverse side, for St. Patrick’s.  I’m sure it will bring me some luck and a leprechaun or two. Hehe.

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How fun is that?!  I just love these, especially because I can use it for more than a month.

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This wreath is fun, festive (for two holidays) and easy to make.  It is a great DIY holiday craft sure to bring a little love and a bit of luck this Valentine’s and St. Patty’s Day!

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39 Responses

  1. candy says:

    Seen these kinds of wreath done before but never reversible which if your going to take the time to make one why not use it for more than one occasion. Plus save on clothespins,

    • Rachel says:

      Candy, I couldn’t agree more! Any time I can make a holiday piece like this one work for more than a month, I’m down (and it’s an added plus that the cost is almost cut in half 😉 )

  2. Lauren says:

    Such a smart idea!! I love the idea of two sides so you can switch it up!

  3. Elizabeth Doren says:

    So simple and cute. I imagine it’s super easy to store too? Next cold snowy craft day this is my project!

  4. What a fabulous idea and to make it reversible is awesome!!!

    Sophie xx

    http://www.sophobsessed.com

  5. This is so cute! I’m always looking for crafts to do with my niece!

  6. So cute! I love reversible decorations. Less stuff to store when the holidays are over! 👍🏼

  7. andrea says:

    This is adorable! I am inclined to use washi tape because I am uber lazy but you have inspired to give this a try.

  8. Belle says:

    This is the most adorable wreath I’ve ever seen. Such a very creative idea to use clothespin.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  9. karen says:

    Wow – so seriously impressive that you MADE all those clothespins! Really. I have seen pre-made ones that already have a design on them, so I think I would go that (easy) route, because this wreath is really fabulous!

  10. Laura Rike says:

    Thanks for this! It absolutely looks so cute and fairly easy to make! So creative!

  11. HOW AWESOME!!! This is so simple and cute! I love that it’s reversible! <3

  12. that is so neat that it is reversible! I never would have though to do that, looks simply to make too!

  13. Nicola says:

    I love this…am definitely going to give it a go! I love to have a wreath on my door…why save it just for Christmas? Wreaths all year round!

  14. Cori says:

    Well this is just the best little wreath project! I love decorating for all the holidays no matter how small so this is awesome!

  15. What a creative idea! I love the idea of making a wreath for other holidays besides Christmas!

  16. hal bloss says:

    Such a fun project! Always looking for fun projects to do with my niece – def going to do it – thanks!

  17. Roxanne says:

    This is super cute! Looks easy and I love that it does double duty for both holidays!

  18. Such an adorable idea! So creative and so practical, too. It can be a chore to keep us with your wreaths, but this is a great solution!

  19. Laura says:

    This is so cute and looks so simple to make! These would make cute gifts too!

  20. What a great idea! I love that it is reversible so it saves on storage space. 2 for 1 🙂

  21. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    I think this is so adorable! Wish I was crafty because I would love to make this. What a neat idea! About to tweet it. 🙂

  22. For a second I thought I’d just be able to FLIP it around and not reverse the pins, but I had it wrong in my head. This is a great and easy craft for both holidays.

  23. Silvia says:

    This is so cute! This is such an easy project and I absolutely love that it’s a two for one type of project! Those are always the best to have.

  24. Mandy Carter says:

    Love this idea! So practical for holidays so close together. This would also work great for Halloween and THanksgiving too.

  25. Heather says:

    What a great idea and so easy to switch it out for the St. Patty’s Day festivities! I’ve never thought of doing that but I love that tip!

  26. Brittany says:

    I love this! The biggest thing I hate is how little time we get to leave up our decorations. This would solve it! It’s so cute too!

  27. This is too cute and I absolutely LOVE that it’s reversible too – what a smart and crafty idea!

  28. This Valentine’s Day wreath is so cute and creative. I never would have thought to use clothes pins for a craft like this but they really work.

  29. Misty Dawn Nelson says:

    This is such a good idea and I can’t believe that we are talking about Valentines day, I love this DIY project

  30. Jeanine says:

    What a really great idea! My girls would love to do something like this for their door for Valentines day, and they’d probably keep it there!

  31. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Well how smart is this??? And easy! I love having a wreathe on my door and the time between Valentine’s Day and St. patty’s usually finds it blank!

  32. Nikki Arnold says:

    This is such a fabulous idea!! Two wreaths in one and such a simple project as well. I bet you could do this as a Fall/Christmas wreath as well!!

  33. Oh My Goodness this is amazing! Plus it could work for so many holidays if you change the color scheme! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Katya says:

    That’s such a cute Valentine’s Day idea! It seems like not that difficult to repeat and I love the fact that it’s reversible! Two holidays in one DIY is perfect!

  35. Vaishnavi says:

    Wow, such a lovely valentines day idea. Love this. Absolutely adorable work of art. Love the colors and that it is a DIY!

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    […] Valentine’s Day past, on to St. Patrick’s Day we go.  In January, I shared a fun DIY Valentine’s Clothespin wreath tutorial.  I’m here to share the DIY Reversible St. Patrick’s Wreath side. 🙂 Yay! […]

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