Christmas card wreath tutorial

I made this fab wreath for my pal Gwenny Penny -she’s having an awesome event called Haul out the Holly-with lots of guest bloggers and fun holiday decorating ideas.
I have had my Christmas card wreath made since like October, I was so excited to make it. haha! Credit for this goes to my mom-I don’t know where she made hers-but that’s where I got the idea. Anyways, check it out yo!
Just re posting this here on my blog, originally posted here!
Isn’t this little wreath so festive? Oh but look-what’s it made of? Clothespins.
For holding your Christmas cards! cute (and brilliant), no?
Want your own?
You’ll need:
wire clothes hanger
yard of ribbon
1 pack of clothespins (I used most of a pack of 50, only $1.50 at Walmart)
green spray paint
pony beads
wire cutter/pliers
glue gun
empty box (diaper boxes work well;)
 OK, let’s get started!
First, pull the flaps off of the box, and clip all your clothespins like so. Handy, huh?
 Spray 3-4 coats of paint on the clothespins. Make sure to get in between the two parts as best you can, and underneath as well. Let them dry for a day or so.
 Cut the hook off your wire hanger, and shape into a circle. Grab your beads.
 Then, alternating bead and clothespin, slide onto the wire.
 Continue until your wreath is almost full, and the wires overlap about 1.5 inches.
Glue them together with the glue gun-lots o’ glue here.
 Cut a piece of ribbon (mine was about 12″ long), and tie it around the wire, then trim the ends and glue that to the wires.
Using the rest of your ribbon, tie a bow and glue that on top of your hanger.
So cute, festive, and useful!
Merry crafting!


  1. so cute!!!

  2. oooh I love that, might have to add some wooden pegs to the shopping list today 🙂

  3. I love it too. I saw one somewhere and made one for my daughter’s birthday cards to hang from…very cool idea.

  4. LOOOOOVE this! Have clothes pins, must make. 🙂

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial with everyone, Jess! So glad to have you be a part of Haul Out the Holly!

  7. Thanks for the great idea and tutorial! Take a look at mine!!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. oh my goodness! this is so adorable. I’m totally making one this week for just everyday stuff. because i have so many cards/invitations on the fridge. it would be so much easier to put them in a wreath! Thanks so much!!!

    come visit my blog!

  9. Thank you for this easy tutorial. I was looking for one in a Hanukkah theme – saw this and totally knew it would work for me! I used a silver wreath I had already painted but never used and painted my clothespins blue! Turned out gorgeous!

  10. I really like this craft idea! So cute and useful! I shared a link to it on a blog for which I write. Here’s a link to that post:

  11. Wonderful idea!

  12. Quick question, what exactly is being glued? The beads and clothes pins?


  13. @ MLopez-Just the ends of the wire are glued together, the beads and clothespins you just slide onto the wire. Hope this helps!

  14. Jess…

    Just wanted to let you know that I linked your adorable wreath. You can check it out here:

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Sapphire @ Life with My Pollitos

  15. Thanks for the tutorial. I tried this out myself:

  16. This is such a cute idea! I am making a few of them for Christmas gifts. I have a question… How do you keep the clothespins from moving around? I just put one together, and my clothes pins are twirling all over the place.

    Thank you!

  17. Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my “100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations”! Have a great day!

  18. Adorei!!!

  19. Muito criativo. Parabéns!!!

  20. It’s stunning work…i love your idea…thanks for sharing..!!
    Plastic cards

  21. Thanks for sharing this cute idea! I am trying to make one and my clothespins on top keep spinning and making it look lopsided. Any suggestions?

  22. what a wonderful idea ..we are going to make some in our ministry to the nursing homes to hang on their doors ..God Bless!

  23. I started a wreath but how do you get the wire hanger to stop wanting to spring and lay flat? Right now I have it under a stack of heavy books. Any help for this part will be appreciated. I love the wreath it’s so creative and great for Christmas giving too.

  24. Very clever. Looks super easy to do. My kids will love this craft. Thanks!

  25. so cool & super easy to do

  26. Edith k sorensen says

    This is so cute!

  27. Very cute and easy to do.


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