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Christmas Clothespin Angel Ornament Tutorial


These clothespin angels add a lovely, handmade touch to your holiday decor. Add string to the back and hang them as ornaments or run ribbon through the clothespin to create a present topper.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Black and red markers
White yarn
White boa
White pipe cleaners
White felt
Scissors
1-inch wood doll head
Tacky glue
Gold paint
Paint brush
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Paint hair on your wood doll head.

  2. Color the bottom 1/2 ” of the clothespin black to look like feet.
  3. Wrap white yarn around the clothespin to make the body. Tie a knot in the back to hold the yarn in place.
  4. Glue a short piece of the boa around the center of the clothespin to make the angel’s tutu.
  5. Make a pair of angel wings by folding a piece of felt in half and cutting a 2″ wide half heart shape.
  6. Glue 3 1/2 ” of chenille wire on the back of the clothespin and glue the heart shape on the back of the wire.
  7. Push the head onto the top of the clothespin and draw on the eyes in black and the mouth in red.
  8. Make a little loop with the chenille wire to create a halo.

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