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.
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How to Make Clothespin Snowflakes
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Clothespin Snowflake Supplies
The supplies for clothespin snowflakes are inexpensive and easy to source.
- Wood stain or paint
- Snowflake cutouts
- Foam brush
- Wood bead
- Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
- Silicone mat
I recommend you watch the how-to video before you begin this craft.
First Step: Remove the Metal Clothespin Springs
Remove the springs from eight clothespins for each snowflake.
Second Step: Stain or Paint Clothespin Halves
Use a foam brush to apply water-based wood stain on 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.
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.
Fourth Step: Embellish Basic Clothespin Snowflake
To embellish the wood stained snowflake I glued an unfinished mini snowflake cutout to the center.
Then I added a stained or unstained wood bead to the center of the mini 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)
- Hot glue
- Mod Podge
- Wood bead
- Snowflake cutout
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.
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.
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