Monday, December 16, 2013

Clothespins Snowflake Tutorial

If you're like me, you've already decorated your home for the holidays but today I'm sharing an easy ornament project that you can add at any time.

For this project you'll need eight (8) wooden clothespins, ribbon for hanging, a hot glue gun or your favorite wood glue, craft paint, mist or inks and a craft mat to protect your work surface.

First separate the clothespins by twisting off the metal spring.

After you have all the clothespins separated, glue them back together with the backsides touching.

Leave one pair of the clothespin un-glued, you will need this one for your ribbon. After the glued halves are dry you can add your paint, mist or inks to the clothespins.

When the paint is dry you can start to assemble your snowflake. Add a bead of glue to each of the tips, once you have four spokes connected, lay them flat on your craft mat to dry thoroughly before connecting the rest.

Once  all seven spokes are connected you're ready to create the hanger: Cut a three inch piece of ribbon then glue the tips together. Add a bead of glue to the last two halves of clothespin, before joining them together; insert the ribbon loop to create the hanger and press pieces together.

After the pieces are completely dry you can attach the hanger to the rest of the snowflake.

Now you have a wonderful snowflake ornament for your tree or other holiday decorations. This is a great craft project that the whole family can enjoy for years to come.

I can't believe another year has come to an end, I've had so much fun creating and sharing my projects and scrapbook pages with you all year. I hope you've all been inspired and will continue to be inspired by this blog...I know I am!

Merry Christmas and a Very Blessed New Year...from my family to all of yours!

~Tena E.


  1. What a beautiful project! I would have never guessed that they were clothes pins! Got to make these! THS Tena and have a blessed Christmas! :)

  2. Love this! They would even be cute if left unpainted with just a bit of glitter (rustic style). Nice job Tena.



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