Next time you are at Walmart, grab some clothespins and make this gorgeous idea for your front door

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With a little Rit dye, some wooden clothes pins, a wreath form and some finishing touches you can make a lovely sunflower wreath for your door. This inexpensive and easy DIY idea is a fun project to do, you can even get the kids to help out. You will want to take a look at the full step by step tutorial for this DIY craft for home. The following are just some of the steps you will need to make this DIY idea.

For this DIY idea and fun project to do, you will need some wooden clothespins, some Rit dye (yellow works if you want to make a sunflower wreath), a wreath form, and some brown acrylic paint and a paint brush. You will also need some flowers, a bowl for dying the wooden clothespins, some twine and some burlap ribbon. To start this diy craft for home take your clothespins and put them into a large bowl or a bucket. For the wreath in the example, the wreath form is a 14 frame from Dollar Tree, and the diy idea took 156 wooden clothespins. You want to cover the clothespins in some water. Then add a couple of tablespoons or more of Rit Dye to reach your desired color. You want to remember to shake the bottle up before pouring. Make sure to let the wooden clothespins soak for approximately four hours to get the desired effect. Then once the wooden clothespins are the desired color you want to let them dry completely. It should take about 24 hours for the wooden clothespins to dry. For the full step by step tutorial for this DIY idea, you will want to take a look at the site.

The common name of the sunflower typically refers to the popular annual species of the Helianthus annuus, or the sunflower, whose round flower heads combination with the ligules looks just like the sun. This and other species are cultivated in temperate regions as food crops along with ornamental plants. The largest sunflower field in the world is located in Tuscany, Italy. Sunflowers are typically tall annual or perennial plants that may grow to a height of 120 inches or taller. Sunflowers bear one or more wide flower heads, which have brightly colored yellow ray florets on the outside of the flower and yellow or maroon discs of florets inside. There are several ornamental cultivars of Helianthus annuus (sunflowers) that have red-colored ray florets. All of these sunflowers stem from a single original mutant. During a sunflowers growth, the flower tilts during the day to face the sun but stops once the flower begins blooming. This tracking of the sun can be found in young sunflower heads is known as heliotropism. By the time they are mature, sunflowers usually face the east.

The one piece clothespin made of wood, used for hanging up clothing was invented by the Shaker community in the 1700s. During the 1700s laundry was commonly hung on bushes, trees, limbs or lines to dry but no clothespins. Today, many types of clothespins are manufactured very cheaply by creating two interlocking wooden or plastic prongs, in between the wooden prongs is a small spring. It was this design that was invented by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont, in 1853. You will find the is fun DIY idea and project to do on the Hometalk site. On the site, you will find a variety of DIY ideas, projects to do, diy crafts for home and so much more. You will want to take a look at the site for the full step by step DIY idea and tutorial for this easy clothespin sunflower wreath. **

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