Saturday, November 25, 2017

DIY Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

Here's an easy craft.
 
                               You can make these as  ornaments or use to clip on to packages,


                                                           wreaths, garland or just about anything!



To start you will need some clothes pins....go look in your LAUNDRY ROOM first....
 
then stop by the store if needed.
 

                                                         The Dollar Tree has clothespins.

                                                           They come 36 to a pack.

                                           You will need 9 clothespins per snowflake,

                                      because 1 is used on the back so it can clip to the tree.



                  You will also need glue. I used wood glue, but you can use hot glue if you prefer.

               


 
 
You will be able to make 4 snowflakes with 1 pkg.
 
 
Go ahead and gently twist 8 pins apart.
 
 

You will glue the smooth sides together.
 
 
 
 
 
Glue 4 to make an X add 4 more. Last pin will be centered on back side.
 
 
 
 
Allow to dry. Leave natural or paint white, add glitter if you like. 
 
 I did not show that step. Be creative.
 
 
 I use one as a Tree Topper on my small trees.
 
 
So you can make 4 snowflakes for $1 
 
Finished size approx. 6 1/2'' x 6'' 
 
Update: For Christmas 2018
 
I made some star/snowflake clips
 
 
These were from the Dollar Tree.
 
Take apart just like the large clothespins.
 
 
Glue together with Tacky or white glue.
 
 
If you add a clothespin to the back,
 
you will be able to clip these on to anything.

 
I used white acrylic paint and white crystal glitter on this one
 
and clipped it to the top of this bottle brush tree.


 
or
 
clipped to a package.
 
 
Mini : Finished size approx.  2 1/2'' x 2''
 
Hope you enjoyed this quick craft.
xo Lisa S
 
 

22 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I love it. Found you at Classy Flamingos.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Glad you found me,please stop by again.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Haven't made these in years, want to do this with the grandkids. Found ou on Blogger's Pit Stop link party

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    1. I hope you were able to make these!
      Thank you for visiting, xo Lisa S

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  3. Wow, how clever is that? I've never seen these before, thank you for such awesome inspiration! From the Blogger's Pitstop

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    1. Denise
      I'm glad you like these. Thank you for the nice comment!
      xo Lisa S

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  4. My packages are about to get an upgrade. Thanks for sharing. Dropping by from Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party #168.

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  5. I made these a few years ago with my daughter's elementary school class, but I really like the idea of using the mini clothes pins and attaching these to gifts! What a pretty idea! :) Lisa

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    1. Thank you so much. I have been clipping them everywhere.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Another great idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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  7. how very pretty, I think I have enough time this year to try this out as well
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  8. These are pretty! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again this week.

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    1. Sheri
      Thank you for hosting week after week.
      I reallY appreciate you. xo Lisa S

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  9. What a fun and useful holiday craft! I love the way you added one to the gift wrap - so elegant. I think I will be trying this one this year. :-)

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    1. Nenna
      I hope you have a chance to make these, they are fun to clip everywhere. xo Lisa S

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  10. This is so creative and so cute! Now, to find some of those old clothespins... Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Wow, now I have a use for all those clothespins that fall apart and loose the spring. I hate throwing them out but this looks cool. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Lee
      I love your comment! It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by-xo Lisa S

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