Cute holiday wall decor that also holds all my festive cards? Count me in! This was so easy and affordable to create—all the details are in this post! Before I begin, a special shout out to the gals at Handzy Shop + Studio. For those of you catching up, Handzy is an awesome shop and design studio in Covington, Kentucky and as fellow makers and design lovers we’ve been having a fun time promoting each other. Here’s my intro post on their shop, and of course you can find them online here. (Follow their IG too! It’s so good!)
Alright, let’s get started! This cost me about $11 to make, and took a grand total of 30 minutes! My kind of crafting. 🙂 I did one for me AND one for Handzy, so be sure to stop by their post to see their Handzy-ified version of this clothespin card holder wreath!
Wire Cutter (I used an 8″ Compound Action Cutter)
1/2″ Wooden Beads
12 Gauge Wire
Clothespins (I got mine from Dollar Tree!)
Greenery (If you want!)
STEP ONE – CUT YOUR HANGER, SHAPE YOUR WREATH FORM
You’ll need a strong wire cutter for this step. I picked up one of these especially for this project (and wondering why I didn’t have one sooner!) and it was able to cut through the hanger like butter.
STEP TWO – START THREADING YOUR BEADS AND CLOTHESPINS
For this step, the design is really up to you! Feel free to omit the beads altogether, or double up, or every other—the design is up to you! And here’s a closer look at the exact placement of the wire on the clothespin.
STEP THREE – ARRANGE YOUR CLOTHESPINS, CHECK FOR TIGHTNESS
As I was adding the last combinations of beads and clothespins, I checked to make sure I had enough overall… I didn’t want any gaps between the beads or clothespins. I added a few more to ensure everything was nice and tight. One thing to note—the clothespins are meant to swivel, with its “pincher” either facing inward or outward. This is by design so that cards can be attached both inside and outside the circle. If you are wanting the clothespins to be fixed in position, you could add another wire to the back to achieve that, but because my wreaths are typically hung on windows, I didn’t want to see a mess behind the wreath.
STEP FOUR – CLOSE UP THE WREATH
I used a 12 gauge black wire here to close up the wreath, but tape would work great too! Another thing I experimented with is using one of the wooden beads to close up the wreath—by threading each end through the opposite side—and that was ok, too.
STEP FIVE – ATTACH SOME GARNISH
I’m all about the greenery this time of year (who isn’t!?), so I stuck some faux garland from IKEA to the top of the wreath using that same 12-gauge black wire.
STEP SIX – ADD YOUR RIBBON!
For this step, I first tied a large bow using wire-edged ribbon. Then, with another piece of 3′ ribbon, made a loop to act as my hanger. I kept the loop closed by adding a single staple to the center of the ribbon, right above the bow.
STEP SEVEN – ADD YOUR HOLIDAY CARDS
Here is where Handzy comes in! As you know, I love nearly anything from their store, so it felt like the perfect opportunity to display some of their fun holiday cards. You can purchase them in-store at their shop in Covington, Kentucky (on short Pike!) or right here! And don’t forget to check out their version of this DIY Holiday Card Wreath by heading over to their blog.