DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath

Hello and Happy Holidays! It’s Barbara from Chase the Star, and as always, I’m thrilled to be here. Today I have the most fun and ridiculously easy DIY wreath to adorn any part of your home, indoors or out this holiday season.

DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

While traditional wreaths are beautiful, sometimes it can be more fun to get a little creative this time of year, don’t you think? I thought I’d make a wreath that had more of a modern flair this season, so I went to the Ribbon Retreat and found Duck tape (duct tape), clothespins, and super thick ribbon. Suddenly it all came together!

Make this simple wreath in no time with the right materials, a little time and some imagination!


12″ Embroidery hoop

2 packs of clothespins (24 each)

Red Duck Tape

Chrome Metallic Duck Tape

3″ Grosgrain Ribbon (I chose Duck Egg Blue)

Glue gun and glue stick

DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Step 1:
Add a piece of Duck tape to each clothespin. I went with 24 in chrome, and 24 in red. Wrap the embroidery hoop in the metallic Duck tape.

DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Step 2:
Glue the clothespins to the embroidery hoop. I opted for a pattern of 4 red, 4 chrome. Make sure to leave a gap at the top for your ribbon!

Step 3:
Add the ribbon to the top. You can get creative and make a bow or just let the wreath ‘hang’ from the ribbon like I did.

DIY Duct Tape and Clothespin Wreath - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Talk about simple! This wreath can easily be hung inside your home, or for the season, outside. If you’re in an area where there is heavy moisture I suggest sealing the exposed areas of the wood clothespins with a light coat of polyurethane to keep water damage away.

Did you make a DIY holiday wreath?

It was an honor to be back here at the fabulous Ribbon Retreat Blog once again! For more easy home decor tutorials, furniture DIY’s, recipes, crafts, and general rants, visit me over at Chase the Star!


Thank you Barbara! What a fun project for your last minute decorating or gift giving needs! I love how you can personalize this easy wreath with a big statement bow or your favorite ribbon. You can also create one of these FAbulous wreaths for any holiday or special occasion! Thank you again Barbara! You are so innovative, fun and talented!

There are so many incredible colors and designs of duck tape now, you can create your own wreath that is sure to fit any empty space perfectly! With just a couple of supplies, a few minutes, and your favorite duck tape you can create this fun DIY wreath.

Happy Creating & Happy Duck Tape!
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  1. Dinah
    Posted December 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Very cute! Love upcycled duct tape projects!

    • Posted December 10, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

      Hi Dinah! Thank you so much for your comment. We are so glad that you love this fun and festive wreath! You are awesome! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted December 11, 2013 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Love it, Barbara! Simple and pretty 🙂

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