You Will Need ...
  1. foamcore or cardboard

  2. duct tape roll

  3. washi tape

  4. X-Acto knife

  5. work surface

  6. duct tape

  7. pen or pencil

  8. pipe cleaners

  9. hot glue or glue dots

  10. scissors

  11. clothespins

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Step 1: 

We begin by making the base.  Use a duct tape roll to trace a small circle in the center of your piece of foamcore or cardboard.

Step 2: 

Next, establish the correct size of your base. Lay the "pinchy" end of one of your clothespins against the circle you just drew. Mark four basic points, at roughly north, south, east and west.

Step 3: 

Use a round object such as a bowl, or a compass, to make a larger circle at the marks you just created.

Step 4: 

Cut out the innner circle.  I find it easiest to do this by creating pizza wedges inside the circle.

Step 5: 

Cut out the individual wedges until you have a hole in the middle of your foamcore.

Step 6: 

Cut out the larger outside circle.

Step 7: 

I covered my entire base with duct tape.  You can also paint or color your base if you like.  To cover with duct tape I use thin strips of tape.  Lay your strips down on your work surface and cut them in half, leaving you with one inch strips.  Cover the entire base.

Step 8: 

You can decorate your clothespins by covering them with washi tape.  This is done the same way we have done in the past with projects such as our locker clips and jewelry holder.

Step 9: 

To create the hanger make a small hole in the top of the base with your X-acto knife.  Insert a pipe cleaner through the hole.

Step 10: 

Twist the pipe cleaner into a loop to serve as your hanger.

Step 11: 

All that is left to do is attach your clothespins.  Be certain to attach them with the part that opens facing the outside of your wreath!  

Step 12: 

Start by gluing clothespins at north, south, east and west and then fill in with other clothespins until your base is covered.

Age: 
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Prep Time: 
10 - 20 minutes
Recycled: 
Fodder
Supervision: 
1 adult per 5 children