Dollar Tree Beach Clothespin Wreath DIY

This Dollar Tree beach clothespin wreath is perfect to make until you can get your toes into the sand. In this tutorial, you will learn how to vary the look of “boring” clothespins you get a the dollar store or find in your craft stash.

This is a very affordable wreath to make, it’s super cute, and it’s charming. It uses simple supplies to create an on-trend wreath for your front or back porch.

Close up image of a relax metal sign painted pool blue on multicolor clothespin wreath on white front door.
This easy DIY beach wreath features multicolored clothespins and seashell accents.

Dollar Tree Beach Clothespin Wreath

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am trying to add in more beach / nautical decor tucked into various places in my home and patios. The warm air, cool breeze, and long hours of sunshine at the beach bring a smile to my face and I’d like that reminder while in the seemingly endless gray days here in Seattle.

A few colorful clothespins, some seashells, and the word “relax” are all you need to get into that mind frame. This is going on my back patio door with a new subtle coir door mat.


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Vertical image of a clothespin wreath in three colors with seashells and relax sign on white front door with windows.
This beach inspired wreath is made from Dollar Tree items, paint, and hot glue.

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Tips For Making a Clothespin Wreath

  • If your Dollar Tree doesn’t have the word “relax” just change up your choice of words. I saw breathe and beach right next to the one I picked up.
  • Can’t find the large word signs? Look for the Shore Living collection and pop on some sand dollars, starfish, or a cute painted anchor for a nautical wreath.
  • Chalk paint works really well and there are so many fun colors to choose from. I stuck with the blue coastal color theme for a beachy wreath but that doesn’t mean that you have to. A light pink and mint green would be a perfect summer palette without going overboard… Get it? I’m so punny.
  • Instead of staining one set as I did, leave them unpainted for an easier project.
  • Seal everything with a UV safe protectant if you’re putting this outside in an uncovered area. My go-to brands are a clear spray from Krylon or Rustoleum for outdoor projects.
Vertical image close up of a clothespin wreath in three colors - pool blue, white, and coffee stained wood on white front door.
White, blue, and coffee-stained clothespins make this beach decor really stand out.


Square image of a three color clothespin wreath made from dollar tree supplies for a nautical, beachy theme.
Make this easy DIY wreath with supplies from the Dollar Tree and a bit of paint.

How to Make a Clothespin Wreath

Below are the written and printable instructions for this Dollar Tree wreath idea. Remember to seal anything painted for a look that will last years.

Dollar Tree Beach Clothespin Wreath

Square image of a three color clothespin wreath made from dollar tree supplies for a nautical, beachy theme.

Make your own beach clothespin wreath with simple supplies from the Dollar Tree. It's a simple base wreath you can decorate with word cutouts, coastal accents, or even a fabric banner.

Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $7


  • 14 Inch wire wreath
  • relax sign
  • sea shells
  • 3 packages of clothespins
  • white chalk paint (or spray paint)
  • light blue (Waverly Pool) chalk paint
  • coffee or wood stain


  • paintbrush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • container for soaking the clothespins


  1. Use the white spray paint and spray an entire package of clothespins white. They may take 2 coats of paint to cover.Vertical image close up of spray painted white clothespins in a back drop of cardboard and grass.
  2. Use another package of clothespins and soak them in coffee for a few hours. Let them dry naturally outside or put them in the oven, spaced out at 200 degrees to dry out for 60 minutes.Vertical image showing coffee stained clothespins drying in a bucket.
  3. Split the final package of clothespins in half and paint them with the light blue chalk paint.Close up vertical. image showing clothespins painted in Waverly pool blue chalk paint.
  4. Once all clothespins are dry, attach them to the inner ring of the wire wreath. Alternate the colors however you'd like.Close up vertical image showing clothespins being attached to a wire wreath form.
  5. Use the hot glue gun and affix on the seashells.Close up of seashells hot glued to one side of the clothespin wreath.
  6. Paint the "relax" sign or leave it as-is.To hang, add rope to the back of the wire wreath form (super glue is best). Vertical image of three color beach wreath decor using Dollar Tree supplies with the word relax and seashells on a white background.


If you are in a hot climate, use super glue for the entire project to avoid the hot glue melting.

Add sand dollars or starfish for a bright white look (also at the Dollar Tree).

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More Easy DIY Wreath Ideas

  • Simple Wood Slice Wreath – This gives the entrance of your home a rustic farmhouse look (and it couldn’t be more simple to make).
  • Easy Embroidery Hoop Wreath – This free SVG file makes quick work of this embroidery hoop wreath (you can use a stencil and paint, too).
  • 10-Minute Gnome Wreath– This takes just 10 minutes to make and there are always a few of these tucked into the Dollar Tree floral section any time of year.

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Vertical stacked image collage showing a clothespin wreath on top and relax sign detail on bottom with text which reads dollar tree easy wreath for beachy decor.
Make this easy wreath with seashell and beachy accents.

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