Clothespin Heart Wreath

This is a wonderful project for children – it is super easy. You can pick up bags of clothespins at your local home improvement store, dollar store or supermarket.

This Valentine's Day wreath is a great activity to do with the kids.

Bend a wire hanger into a heart shape.

Clip clothespins onto hanger.

Clip a message onto your wreath. I used a piece of wood that I painted with chalkboard paint (from my clementine crate project), but you could also clip on a message written on paper – or a ribbon.

For instructions on how to make a chalkboard sign – look here.

A few days ago, my daughters heard this song for the first time – they fell in love with it instantly (a welcomed break from Katy Perry).


  1. Reginia B  January 10, 2011

    This is the cutest wreath I have ever seen — great idea!

    • camilla  January 11, 2011

      Thanks so much Reginia!

  2. Catrina  January 17, 2011

    hi i just love this and since i am a mother of four wonderful children that loves to craft i think we are going to do this one. i also have a 3rd and 4th grade Valentine’s day party to help with at the school i think i might do this with them. it is easy and fun and very cute i think the parents will love it when the kids bring it home! thanks so much

  3. Regina @ Chalkinmypocket  January 18, 2011

    I just love this wreath idea! I saw another crafty lady try it out and wanted to come back to the source and say, “job well done!” I’ll be trying this with my daughter for sure. We’ve got some grubby leftover clothespins from last summer so we’ll probably throw some paint on them first, I can’t wait to have this hanging in my kitchen!

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. Pet Tags  January 26, 2011

    This is such a cute idea. Very charming and simple. I’m glad I found this in time for Valentine’s day. Thanks for sharing!

  5. melissa  February 11, 2011

    made your wreath at my moms group this morning. everyone loved it!

    • camilla  February 11, 2011

      Melissa – I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks for the link – I think you did an amazing job – great thought to do it in a smaller size. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day! Take Care, Camilla

  6. Pat B.  November 6, 2011

    I think this is going in my laundry room to actually hold clothes pins- sweet AND functional! 🙂 Will need to think of something clever to write on chalk board. (I like how its held in place by pins.)

    Also thinking the basic wire form could also be used to tie 4-6inch strips of pink, red, white tulle or fabric to get heart shape. still easy for kids…. Got here via Pinterest. Love your site.