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Crafting Christmas ornaments is our family tradition, and this year we created clothespin snowflakes. I had a ton of leftover clothespins from crafting a wreath, so I decided why not try making some snowflakes with them.

DIY Clothespin snowflakes with peppermint candies, cedar branches and berries on a wood table

Clothespin Snowflakes

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How to Make Clothespin Snowflakes

My crew enjoys crafting together. It brings me joy to watch everyone working together and inspiring each other to try new things. 

Clothespin Snowflake Supplies

The supplies for clothespin snowflakes are inexpensive and easy to source. 

I recommend you watch the how-to video before you begin this craft. 

Clothespin snowflake crafting supplies (clothespins, wood stain, wood bead, foam brush)

Snowflake Supplies

First Step: Remove the Metal Clothespin Springs

Remove the springs from eight clothespins for each snowflake.

Removing the metal spring from a clothespin. Clothespins sitting on a table.

Remove spring

Second Step: Stain or Paint Clothespin Halves

Use a foam brush to apply water-based wood stain on clothespins.

Using a foam brush to stain all the clothespins on a paper plate

Stain clothespins

Third Step: Gluing Together Clothespins

Glue together the clothespins on the “original” outside. In other words, the side that faced out before removing the springs will be the center of each pair. 

I highly recommend using a silicone mat to prevent the glue from sticking to your work surfaces. 

Hot glue the flat sides of the clothespins together in pairs

Glue clothespin halves 

Next, I glued four of the clothespin pairs in a cross formation.

Then, I added a clothespin pair between each of the original cross’ legs.

Gluing a clothespin pair between the clothespins in the cross formation

Add clothespin pairs to the cross


Basic clothespin Snowflake glued and ready for decorating on a silicone mat

Basic snowflake

Fourth Step: Embellish Basic Clothespin Snowflake

To embellish the wood stained snowflake I glued an unfinished mini snowflake cutout to the center.

Glue a wooden snowflake cutout to the center of the clothespin snowflake

Embellish with a wooden snowflake

Then I added a stained or unstained wood bead to the center of the mini snowflake.

For the center add a wooden bead with hot glue on a silicone mat

Glue a wooden bead in the center


Painted Snowflake

Making a snowflake, you will follow the same steps as the stain one above, except you will paint the clothespins and snowflake cutout, and wood bead.


  • Paint (white and red)
  • Paintbrushes
  • clothespins
  • Hot glue
  • Jewels
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter
  • Wood bead
  • Snowflake cutout
White painted clothespins and small wood snowflake cutout painted red

Painted snowflake pieces

Top with Glitter

Apply the glitter using a foam brush and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the entire snowflake. 

While the Mod Podge is still wet, sprinkle glitter over the snowflake.


Adding glitter to White painted snowflake with a red accent and white bead center

Sprinkle with glitter

Embellish with Jewels

Embellishing is my favorite step of this craft. The embellishing options are endless. I decided to use self-adhesive jewels for my painted snowflakes.

Adding red jewels to the white painted clothespin snowflake in a paper plate on a craft table

Decorate with red jewels

I will be using my clothespin snowflakes to decorate my Hot Chocolate Bar as well as my Christmas tree.


Two painted clothespin snowflakes with wood bead ornaments on a wood table

Painted clothespin snowflakes

More DIY Christmas Ornaments:

These simple wood bead snowflake ornaments are gorgeous Christmas tree ornaments. 

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Easy embroidery hoop ornaments are made with small embroidery hoops and fabric. 

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Merry Christmas, 



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Thursday 14th of September 2023

this is a great creative idea, I will try it this Mid-Autumn Festival and geometry dash meltdown thanks you.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

These snowflakes are so beautiful. I will do it for the coming Christmas. angry gran


Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Oh my, these snowflakes are adorable!!


Thursday 6th of January 2022

Oh my golly, these are so cute! I'm featuring them on Farmhouse Friday tomorrow. Thank you for always linking up. Your support is so appreciated. Happy New Year!

Kippi Ohern

Friday 7th of January 2022

@Cindy@CountyRoad407, I am so excited about being featured! Thank you for supporting bloggers:) Happy New Year, Kippi


Wednesday 5th of January 2022

I've made the white frosted snowflake ornaments, but never a stained one. I like its quiet beauty.

Really looking forward to the new year and getting back to the FWF party! I always enjoy seeing what you have created, Kippi!

Happy New Year Hugs, Rachelle

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