Memorial Day Clothespin Wreath: Pinterest Fail or Charming Folk Art?

Memorial Day Clothespin Wreath: Pinterest Fail or Charming Folk Art?

When I was younger, Vogue Magazine used to alternately inspire me and send me into spirals of self-loathing.

"I could look like that. I will never look like that. I could buy a skirt like that. I don't even like that skirt. My house is so chic. I don't even own this house."

It was an unmerry-go-round.

I outgrew Vogue (both emotionally and dress-size wise) and grew into Pinterest, which, surprisingly, offers the same opportunity for the inflating of expectations and the deflating of all self-esteem. When I start a Pinterest craft, it's with the expectation of spending 4 times as much as it would to purchase made, making a complete mess, and ending up with total junk.

As part of our Homeschool Memorial Day Five-Day Celebration I had a realization: It's not a Pinterest Fail if it's "Folk Art" - and if your kids do the craft by themselves, any mistakes are just examples of that childlike innocence! This patriotic wreath is a great chance to sit around the table together and making a mess together.

And the result: this "rustic" "childlike" "folk art" is a masterpiece! 

The project was very simple, and cost around $14 for red, white, and blue paint, a wire frame, clothespins and wooden stars.

The Gorgeous Inspiration

The Gorgeous Inspiration

Fitting the Clothespins

Fitting the Clothespins

Painting the clothespins and wooden stars

Painting the clothespins and wooden stars

Memorial Day Clothespin Wreath
Memorial Day Clothespin Wreath
Arranging the clothespins

Arranging the clothespins

The glue dries

The glue dries

The Rustic Wreath on the Rustic Door.

The Rustic Wreath on the Rustic Door.

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