Clothespin Santa Ornament

Clothespin Santa Ornament by This November at school, I hosted a craft group during Friday enrichment time.  Since Christmas was quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to make a Christmas ornament to take home for each child’s tree.  We made Clothespin Santa Ornaments, inspired by Martha Stewart. I think our version of Martha’s craft turned out pretty well! Clothespin Santas Martha vs Paula Martha’s Santa uses a round clothespin but I used flat ones since I had a bag on hand.  I drilled a pilot hole in each clothespin and added a screw eye for hanging Santa on the tree. Clothespins for Santa with Screweye   The students painted the boots black, the head flesh colored, and the body red. Painting Clothespin Santas   Felt arms, coat, beard and mustache pieces were cut using this template. Clothespin Santa Ready to Assemble   Hot glue was used to glue on each piece. Clothespin Santa Partially Complete We added a felt strip hat, a black satin belt, and a sequin for a belt buckle.  Eyes were painted with a toothpick and a hanger attached. Clothespin Santa Ornament I hope that each child enjoys their Santa and keeps him for many years.  We had so much fun making these and my group is looking forward to our January session.  Now I need to think of a fun project for them to make! Clothespin Santa Ornament Today starts the 12 Days of Christmas Tours.  I hope you’ll click over to visit today’s tour hosts. Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a $600 Visa card.  I’d love for one of my readers to be the lucky winner! Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you are enjoy each day of this wonderful Christmas season.

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  1. These are adorable! I should show this to my son’s daycare teacher. Looks like something they would love to make! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Very cute!

  3. Suzanne Ramsey says:

    Love the Santa!

  4. OMG this is so darling!!! Pinning this now!

  5. Oh, those are so cute and fun!! I love them. Pinning.

  6. Oh my goodness, these are beyond adorable! I can only imagine how much fun they were to make.

    • Sweet Pea says:

      Thanks, Doreen! They were a ton of fun to make. I’m already looking forward to our January craft session and thinking about what we’ll make then.

  7. These are just so absolutely adorable and I love yours more than the original! They turned out just beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing and pinning! Hope you have a happy Tuesday!

  8. I absolutely ADORE this little Santa!!! Pinning, and definitely on my list to make…when I carve out some free time, which will probably be in March of next year! LOL

  9. They are so cute, looks like they had a great time making them!

  10. I love these! Adorable! It looks like your students had a really good time doing the crafts too. It’s fun to see your two different worlds collide (meaning teaching and blogging).

  11. What a fun little project to do with kids! Super cute!!


  12. Very cute! I bet the kids had a ton of fun.

  13. These Santas are really very cute and so easy!

  14. martha’s got nothin’ on you paula! featuring you tonight on the blog and thanks for linking up!

  15. Darling! I would love to make some of these for my tree or to tie on gifts this year. Pinned and Sharing! Thanks for joining us at Family Joy Blog Link-Up Party!

  16. This is an adorable project. Pinned & shared on my FB page. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives see you again soon. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

  17. This is such a cute DIY Santa ornament. That must have been so fun to make with the kids at school. Thanks for sharing your craft at the #HomeMattersParty


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