Sunday, December 7, 2014

Clothespin Snowflake Ornament

I love linky parties and I've been joining in on Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn for quite some time now.  I also follow her on Instagram, such cool photos!  One day I came across one of her ideas on Pinterest.  She made a snowflake ornament out of clothespins!  I was hooked. I had to make some too!  Thank you for the idea Stephanie!
Here's my version.  I decided to do my "paper-crafter's" version on the center of it.  So fun and easy too!

To recreate my ornaments, you will need:

Eight clothespins
Tacky Glue
Hot glue gun with glue
String of some type to hang it with
Glitter (optional)
Ribbon
Decorations for the centers
First of all, remove the springs from eight clothespins.  You can use as many pins as you like, but this is what I used on mine.
Next you'll glue each of the two pieces of the pin together.  I used Aleen's Quick Dry Tacky Glue for this part.  Just a little goes a long way.
To glue all the pins together, I used my hot glue gun on the low setting.  Take four of your sets and match up the flat pieces of the pins like you see above.
Here's how it should look now.  I found that these pieces can sometimes move while the hot glue is cooling, so hold each one in place until cool.
Next. add four more pins in between the pins you just glued together like you see above.  Again, use the flat parts for a guideline for gluing.
I was learning as I went and I found on the second one I did to add the little hang string in between one of the two pieces of a pin.  Just add a little tacky glue, lay your string in the center and then press the other piece on, holding with a clothespin until dry.
Here's another one I made.  See how the bottom pin is kicked to the left?  I didn't hold it until it cooled! Lesson learned.
I just used a bunch of stuff I had in my stash to decorate the centers.  That old sheet music paper is from a really vintage hymnal book page.  I found the old book at a yard sale and the poor thing was attacked by mice on the back, but I intentionally bought it to use in my paper crafting.  It's very delicate stuff and whew, hard to work with.
This is the first one I made.  I added glitter to the pins on this one.  Very pretty I think!  Just use your tacky glue and layer a thin coat on each pin and then sprinkle with glitter.  Shake off the excess glitter and let dry completely, then decorate
This would be such a fun craft to do as a family and such a nice gift to give someone too!
I hope you try these for yourself.  They are very easy to create and really don't cost that much either.  Christmas is such a fun time of year!  What are you making for Christmas this year? I'd love to see.

Want to see my clothespin Christmas tree? Click HERE.
What about our clothespin Chandelier?  Click HERE.
Or maybe a little clothespin Laundry Room Art?  Click HERE.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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These lovely and FUN parties!
Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Home Sweet Home
We Call It Junkin

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3 comments:

  1. Hi love craft the boys and I can do together thanks for sharing visiting from best of the weekend

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  2. This is adorable, Watch out for your feature at my next party in Two weeks!
    Congrats, Fabulous Friday Party

    Maria

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