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DIY Clothespin Christmas Tree Ornaments

These simple ornaments are something all kids and adults will love to make this holiday! This adorable holiday ornament was made with some basic craft supplies and made in minutes. Not only could this be used for a tree, try placing them on gifts packaging for a lovely handmade accent.

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Here you will start taking apart the clothespins and removing the silver connector. You will need 3 clothespins per Christmas Tree Ornament.

Grab your desired color choices for your “tree” and the “truck”. I chose a palm green and nutmeg brown for my tree. Paint a nice coating over all the clothespins and the popsicle sticks.

Once all is dry, you will then start glue the clothespins together. When gluing them together, you will have them flipped around having the flat parts glued together. You will do this for 2 clothespins for each tree.

Then you will take the 3rd clothespin and gluing this on each side of the other two. You will want the thin pointed parts of the clothespins at the top of the “tree” Again gluing the flat parts together

Grab one of your wooden star cutouts. You will want to paint this a different color for a pop! I always love a shimmery gold paint, so i choose to use Gold FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint.

Once your star has dried, come in hot gluing the popsicle stick to the back of the tree. Then hot glue the star in place on the front side at the top.

You will then measure the pipe cleaner against the tree to see what size will be needed for each “garland”. I chose to make 3 sections of garland and hot glued them in place.

Here is where you can add your “ornaments” to your tree! We had these cute assorted colored star beads. The size was perfect to add them all in between the garlands.

Lastly, you will grab a twin or some jute to create the hanger. You will then cut a section to be glued on the back side of the ornament. From there, you are ready to hang among the tree and ENJOY!

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Super Cute & Easy DIY Paper Mache Gourd Turkey

Let’s add a touch of handmade charm to your Thanksgiving/Fall decor! This simple project is a fun one for all the family with only 5 simple materials. Decorate to your own liking and have this one of a kind turkey sitting front in center for your thanksgiving festivities!

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Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1 – Painting

Here you will grab your base color that you wish to paint the gourd. I chose to paint my little guy with our Khaki Apple Barrel Paint. It took a good coat or two.

Step 2 – Lay out your feathers

For the ‘feathers’ i used our foam fall oak leaves. I loved the colors and were plenty big enough to create the Turkeys tail. Here i chose the color layout i wanted and placed them on the table. I went with 4 red, 2 yellows on the side, 4 oranges, and 2 brown on the side.

Once you have your layout complete. Come through and hot glue them in place. You will want to glue the stems and the leaves that lay ontop of each other. This will help them not flap and fall away from each other.

Once the ‘feathers’ are all glued. Take your tail and add a small line of hot glue down the center of the tail. I did from the bottom to about half way. Since the tail is not touching all of the gourd.

You may need to glue the sides to the gourd depending on how it is laying.

Then grab your top hat and add hot glue on the inside of the hat on the sides. This will then hold that hat in place while sitting on top of the ‘head’.

Step 3 – Let create that adorable face

Before i start painting, i always like to come in and trace with a pencil to get an idea of the shape and sizes of the face features. Once i have it to my liking, i then came in with black paint. I traced the outlining of the eyes and fill in the pupils. Then i came back with the white apple barrel paint to fill in the surrounding of the eyes.

Step 4 – Create the mouth

Since i had the foam leaves left over, i grabbed a red and yellow foam leaf. For the beak, i took the non-glittered yellow leaf. I cut a nice triangle out for the mouth.

I then grabbed a red glittered leaf for the gobbler, which worked perfect! One of the points of the leaf was a perfect round shape, so i cut it like a teardrop shape.

Glue the ‘gobbler’ to the back side of the beak. Once that it dry, you can then glue the mouth and gobbler in place.

Crafting a DIY Turkey from a paper mache gourd is a delightful and imaginative project that allows you to infuse a touch of handmade charm into your Thanksgiving or fall decor. Serve as a centerpiece, mantle decoration, or a welcoming addition to your seasonal display.

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