How To Make a Halloween Wreath: Made in a Pinch Tutorial

DIY Front Door Halloween Wreaths Tutorial: Made in a pinch

Painted and arranged in traditional candy corn colors, these classic clothespins make a quick and easy wreath, left. No worries if wooden clothespins aren’t in your laundry room supply stash these days, they’re still readily available at crafts stores.


  • 45 wooden hinged clothespins
  • Spray paint: orange, yellow, white
  • Cardboard
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Clear polyurethane spray paint
  • Black ribbon


Paint 15 clothespins orange, 15 yellow, and 15 white. To paint the clothespins, clip them to a scrap piece of cardboard, leaving space in between each pin so paint will cover the clothespin edges.

Apply spray paint to one side; let dry. Turn the cardboard over to paint the other side. Repeat as necessary.

Cut a 12-inch-diameter circle from a piece of sturdy cardboard. Cut a smaller circle out of the middle to create a 1/2-inch-wide ring. Clip the clothespins onto the cardboard ring, following the color patterns shown.

Pinch one clothespin open at a time, and put a drop of hot glue on the cardboard to secure each clothespin to the wreath form. Spray finished wreath with two coast of polyurethane; let dry between coasts.

Cut a piece of ribbon to the length you want, loop it through the wreath, and hot-glue the ends together. Tie a bow from another piece of ribbon, and glue it over the seam of the hanging ribbon.

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