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Snowflake Ornament from Clothespins

Grab a few clothespins from your laundry room and use them to make a clothespin snowflake ornament, perfect for hanging on a Christmas tree.

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?


How to Make a Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

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

Supplies for Clothespin Snowflake

1. Remove the spring from each clothespin.

To loosen the spring, pull one side of the clothespin to either the left or right. This will loosen the spring and you’ll easily be able to remove it.

Supplies for Clothespin Snowflake

2. 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

3. Glue the clothespins together to form a snowflake. 

I used e6000 glue to create a strong bond.

Clothespin Snowflake Unpainted

4. Paint the clothespin ornament with white craft paint. 

I used this paint for my ornament.

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


Enjoy the Ornament!

This snowflake ornament will be so pretty on my tree surrounded by sparkly white lights.

Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

The great thing about this ornament is that it doesn’t need to be packed away after Christmas.

Hang them from windows as a winter decoration or attach them to a wreath for your front door.

For more handmade ornament ideas, be sure to visit my project gallery

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  1. 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!!

  2. 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.

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    1. 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?


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  6. So nice, I will make them with granddaughters. Might have a hard time finding the right clothes pins with the rounded end though. Thanks for sharing.

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