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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:
Black and red markers
White yarn
White boa
White pipe cleaners
White felt
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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Rustic Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments Tutorial

It’s a crafty Christmas! Cozy up by the fire and have fun making these rustic, snowflake ornaments. They’re a lovely addition to any tree and can be painted or stain in any color to match your holiday decor.

Difficultly level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Mini jingle bells
Tacky glue
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters

Things to do:

  1. Twist eight clothespins until they separate.

  2. Dip a paintbrush in water and use it to apply a thin layer of stain to the clothespin pieces. The water will help thin the stain, so it applies evenly.
  3. Use tacky glue to re-attach the clothespin pieces. The flat sides should be touching.
  4. Use hot glue to join two sets of clothespin pairs together. Add in 6 more clothespin sets to create a full star shape.
  5. Cut a 4-inch piece of ribbon and fold the ends in, so they overlap in the center and create a bow shape. Use wire to secure and pinch the bow in the middle.
  6. Use hot glue to attach the bow to the center of the star.
  7. Use hot glue to attach bells and greenery on top of the ribbon.
  8. Optional: Spray the entire snowflake with glitter for a finishing touch.
  9. Cut an 8-inch piece of jute and knot the ends. Use hot glue to attach it to the back of the star, creating a hanger for your ornament.
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