Snowflake Ornament from Clothespins

Clothespin Snowflake Ornament by virginiasweetpea.com

 

 

Are you looking for a fun and easy ornament to make for your Christmas tree?  How about a snowflake crafted from clothespins?

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You will need six clothespins to make an ornament.  Be sure that your clothespins are the same size.

Supplies for Clothespin Snowflake

 

Remove the spring from each clothespin.

Supplies for Clothespin Snowflake

 

Glue each clothespin together with the flat sides facing in.  Sandwich a hanger between one of the clothespins as it is glued.  I used a thick gold thread leftover from another project but ribbon would also be pretty.

Snowflake Clothespins step3

 

Glue the clothespins together to form a snowflake.  I used e600 glue to create a strong bond.

Clothespin Snowflake Unpainted

 

Paint the clothespin ornament with white craft paint.  After the ornament is dry, brush on a thin coat of Mod Podge and sprinkle with white glitter.

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This ornament will be so pretty on my tree surrounded by sparkly white lights.Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

 

Don’t pack these away after Christmas, hang them from windows as a winter decoration or attach them to a wreath for your front door.

Snowflake Ornaments from Clothespins

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Comments

  1. I love it!! I’m certain they will look beautiful on a tree!!

  2. I absolutely love this idea! I’m going to make these with my kids and let them paint/glitterfy them before I glue them together. We’re actually supposed to get several inches of snow tonight so this craft might be happening tomorrow :). Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I never would have guessed these were clothes pins! They look awesome. A great ornament to make with kids. I think I will be doing this with mine. I even have all the materials already.

  4. I love this, Paula! What a great idea for clothespins…definitely pinning and sharing tomorrow on FB! Have a great week! XO XO

  5. This is so pretty! I just love the glitter!

  6. Oh my goodness! these would look so cute on my Christmas tree. I love how simple they are too!

    Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!
    ~ Ashly

  7. This is amazing. I would never have thought to take apart the clothes pins. It really looks so beautiful, Paula!
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  8. I can’t seem to get them to glue together. I’ve tried super glue and the e600 glue. What am I doing wrong?

    • Rachel – I’m not sure why yours won’t stick. Did you glue one section at a time and let it dry before adding another section?

      Paula

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