I saw this awesome idea for a wreath on Chica and Jo. I figured I would try it out and give one to my mother in law for her birthday and one for my mom as an early birthday gift.
So I went out and bought supplies:
A 12 inch wire wreath (which JoAnn’s said they didn’t have in the store, but they do)
Clothespins (about 60)
Acrylic Paint (orange and yellow)
Acrylic Pen (black, fine tip)
Wooden Heart shape
Hot glue gun (not shown)
I let my darling daughter help me paint the clothespins and the heart with the orange and yellow acrylic paint. She had fun until I ran off to find the camera, then she was done painting.
I let the clothespins and the heart dry overnight.
After the clothespins and heart dried, I attached the clothespins to the wreath. I tried to fit on as many as I could. Which ended up being about nine per section. Some sections fit ten.
At first I just clipped them to the edge, but then when I tipped it up the top ones all fell, so I slipped the ends between the outermost edge.
I then wrote “I’m thankful for:” on the heart with the acrylic black pen.
Finally, I used a hot glue got and attached the ribbon to the wire frame and the heart. I also made a hook for the wreath with the brown ribbon.
The idea is that everyone will write their name on the small part of the clothespin and what they are thankful for on the larger part.
Amber is the proud Homeschooling mother to four beautiful children, Damian (24), Rosaleigh (10), Carlyn (7), Naomi (4), and a wife to her loving husband, Chancellor. Her family also includes three cats.
She loves being a stay-at-home mom and feels blessed to be able to care for her children full-time and provide them with so many opportunities through Metro Detroit Mommy.