Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Red White and Blue

Red, white and blue aren't just for the 4th of July and other patriotic holidays. It's a great color combination that is good any time of the year.

I've was working on a little project right before Memorial day and it's almost finished but not quite.
Luckily I already had some red, white and blue spray paint left over from something else.

I bought a big package of clothespins and wire wreath form and I was ready to go. The wind even died down enough for me to take this outside to spray. The wreath form was green so I painted that white. Then I painted some of the clothespins blue, some white and some red.


Once they were dry I started clipping them on to the wreath form.

And here  is what it looks like right now. The inspiration for this project came from Cats Craft Room. She added stars to the blue section and I think I'm going to do the same thing to give it a little something extra. She also has hers hanging with a white ribbon which dresses it up a bit more too.
I didn't clip my clothespins on the same way that she did. For some reason it just wasn't looking right when I did it her way. It's easily changed though if I decide to try it again since these aren't glued on at all.

24 comments:

Ginny said...

Very very cool, can't wait to see the finished wreath! And you could make them for any occasion, just change the colors.

Duni said...

Oh wow! That is so creative, Ann!

Helen said...

It's looking good already. it's going to look fabulous when it is all done.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Did you end up adding stars to yours as well? The stars really make it all come together and stand out. Great job on your part!

Sandra said...

waiting to see the stars when you add them..i love the 3rd photo down, the macro of the clothes pins.. beautiful.. and just in time for 4th of July...a great way to put out a flag without hanging one.

Grace said...

Hmmm...make all the clothes pins red and white and suspend a solid blue star in the center with small white stars on the blue star...?

Sandee said...

Too cute. I like it. You are so talented.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. ☺

Dee said...

It looks like a fun craft for the fourth of July.

BeadedTail said...

That is cute! What a crafty way to be patriotic!

marie said...

Very clever Ann! I like the look of it with satrs too.

SweetMarie said...

I already love it! Can't wait to see it finished. :)

Eva Ason said...

This looks very nice, and what a brilliant way to use those clips.

Betsy Adams said...

NEAT NEAT NEAT... And ---and perfect for the 4th of July... I love anything patriotic most anytime of the year....

Hugs,
Betsy

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

That might work as a nice frame for a picture, as well.

Katy said...

This is so cool! Very fun! :)

Chatty Crone said...

My favorite colors and how cool!

Donna said...

Oooops! I thought it was Pink and blue!Hahaaaa...my bad computer screen I guess!
hughugs

Small Town Mommy said...

That looks really cool and it even looks like a craft project I could handle. I like the fact that there is no gluing.

Nancy Claeys said...

I love this!

Reeni Pisano said...

Love it! Very cute!

Bossy Betty said...

What a wonderful idea!!

Molly Smith said...

I think your wreath looks perfect clipped the way it is. Looks bigger than hers too. Too cute, love it!

Donna said...

I love it! Great job!

Sharkbytes said...

I can see it with some sprays of those glittery star garland thingies on it like fireworks. I like it.

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