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Saint Patrick's Day Wreath

shamrocks, clothespins and tape for saint patrick's day wreath

It's cold again! I was so happy with the temperatures we had during the weekend, but they didn't last that long  :(   

No more working in the garage; some crafting is in order while it warms up.

I don't usually decorate for St. Patrick's Day, but this year, my daughter kept asking me about it.

Are you going to do a mantel for St. Patrick's? 

No, I'm not. It's only one day, and I prefer a mantel for Spring.

You can do one for St. Patrick's and one for Spring. 

Ha, no, I'm not going to do that!

Are you going to do a tablescape, then?

No, I'm not, besides we are not Irish!

Hmmm you don't need to be Irish to celebrate.... 

Well, I finally gave in!  

When I told her my plans, she smiled from ear to ear, and that paid for it all! :)

My husband gave me this bag full of wooden clothespins he had since who knows when. He used them to hold gels in front of the camera (he is a cameraman), but now that he is not a freelancer anymore, he doesn't need them.

Time to put them to good use.  ;)

The materials you'll need:

The clothespins and hoop got spray painted. It doesn't have to be perfect.

I painted the top surface of some of the pins white before attaching the washi tape. Some others were painted light green and left just like that.

Trim the tape to fit on the face of the clothespins.

Then, you can attach the clothespins to the hoop. No glue is needed.

The clothespins can be reused later on.

Three different color paint chips were used for the shamrocks.

The chunky ribbon holds the wreath in place.

using clothespins and embroidery hoop to create a wreath for st. paddy

A good pop of color from the Lilies and my St. Patrick's Day vignette is ready!

lilies, green bottles and wreath vignette for St. Patrick's day

celebrate st. patrick's day with a green clothespin wreath

shamrocks, clothespins and tape for saint patrick's day wreath

That little corner in the foyer is the perfect spot for it!

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  1. This is such a great idea! You can do it virtually for any ocasion! I'm going to file this in my ideas folder!

  2. I saw the clothespins and I just knew this was going to be a great post!! Love, Love!!

  3. This is such a cute idea, Cristina! I know you made your daughter happy! I guess I ran out of time to make one but maybe for next year!


  4. There you go again, talented girl!! I love this, such fun and so pretty, it's late now, but I'd love it for next year for my entrance door..even if it's just for spring! Thank you for your tutorial. Isn't it great we have a Suth American, Argentinian Pope..I am elated!! Have a great St. Pat's weekend. Hugs,

  5. Cristina- Aren't YOU clever? That is really, really cute! I think it is just darling- xo Diana

  6. Wow --- all is need to get is the tape and paint. I have lots of clothes pins and was not sure what I was going to do with them. Thanks

  7. This is SO creative!! LOVE it! Stopping by from TT and J linky!

  8. How cute and fun! I love how the wreath turned out. The colors are perfect for spring and it looks so great in your foyer!

  9. Cristina, you're so clever! Very, very cute. Love that you used stuff that you already had on hand, and it looks very springy. Hope you're having a great weekend!


  10. Super cute and easy Cristina! don't know where you get the energy but thank goodness you do have the energy! love it! Happy St. Patricks day!

  11. Love this project! It turned out so cute! I'm pinning it for later!


  12. You never cease to amaze me Cristina! Another wonderful project. Cheers.

  13. Now that is just the coolest wreath ever!!!

  14. What a cute idea! I love that it seems very simple to make.

  15. Adorable wreath! I am a sucker for clothespins and this is just too cute. Thanks for sharing at Monday Funday.

  16. This is so fun! I love that your daughter talked you into it! The Lilies are so pretty too!

  17. So cute! It's so bright and pretty. I love that you can reuse later. I like the bucket with the bottles, too.
    I found you today at That DIY Party's Linky. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of Vmg206

  18. HOW HOW HOW do you come up with these ideas - this is so brilliant Cristina!!!
    Great job!

  19. Your story is so cute. I just love what you did, and I plan on making a copy cat version for sure. I think I will do spring colors though. I just love this idea.

    The Joyful Thrifter

  20. Love this! It looks awesome. Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  21. that is pretty cristina! i love it!

    by the way, i've nominated you for liebster award, let's know each other even more..


  22. This is SO pretty! I love that you could change the colors for any holiday. Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ view along the way

  23. Thank you for your both comments for each of are so sweet and kind. Have a great week pretty girl. Love,

  24. Wow, that turned out so cute... and what a lot of work it was... beautiful! Little Bit from

  25. Hola Cristina me costo uf!!! Pero por fin mis 5 " monstruitos" entraron al colegio.....
    Me encanta tus acertadas elección del color . Cosa que encuentro muy difícil . Linda combinación de verde

  26. Now that's cute and very inventive! I love it! I don't get enthused to decorate for St. Patrick's day- but a little fun like this is cool! I bet this could be turned into something for Easter too!

  27. Saw your link at HoH - this is adorable! I love clothespins, and these are so cute!

  28. Okay, so no full built-in bookcase reveal but this is so cute! :) Love it!

  29. Such an original wreath, so refreshing on the eye - it is a pleasure to look at!

  30. I really like this, especially that you can re-use the clothespins! Great job!

  31. This is a super cute idea! I'd love for you to drop by and share your diy project at my party. Theresa @DearCreatives Have a great weekend!

  32. Adorable! My kids love Saint Patty's day! this is a great way to make it festive. :)

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