DIY Mrs Enginerd

$5/5 min Bookmark Wreath DIY

Last time I made a clothes pin wreath it was to raise funds during my layoff. At a cost of a whooping $5 bucks, the delta between the shipping charges and the profit margin weren’t enough to make this a viable handmade business venture. It was missing a wow factor.


I set aside the rest of the materials purchased and moved on to other things. Fast forward 2 years and change. The office is full of cool bookmarks, souvenirs of past trips and conventions, all scattered around the room. 💡What if I chose to display them? How would I go about it? 🤔

Enter the clothes pins wreath DIY 2.0! I grabbed the left over dollar store supplies, switched the burlap color to a turquoise and voilá! This combination pops out better with the white and purple-gray background of our home. You can build your own version using the following supplies:

  • Glue gun
  • 12″ wire frame wreath
  • Qty 2 burlap ribbon, 1 yd roll
  • Qty 2 packs of 24 wood clothes pins
  • Assorted book marks

Step 1: Cover the wire frame with ribbon.

I used tension and compression to cover the wire frame with burlap, working the ribbon partially over itself as I wrapped around the circumference. You can use a drop of glue to secure the ribbon ends as well.

Step 2: Glue each clothes pins to the surface of the wreath.

Place the clothes pins on top of the burlap ribbon to determine the desired spacing. Smear at least 1/3 of the lower tine with adhesive and press into place. You can use the full 48 to pack them in and have a fuller look with less exposed ribbon or 24-34 pins to get the look I achieved.

Step 3: Hang up and enjoy!

Clip the bookmarks around the perimeter, ensuring you can easily access and remove them from the wreath. Hang it using 3M command hooks or your preferred fastening method.

Arts and crafts, FTW.

By MrsEnginerd

Engineer, DIY enthusiast, world traveler, avid reader, pitbull owner, and nerd whisperer. 😎🤓😘🐶

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