12 Days of Christmas Crafts

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Featured

Hello, lovelies! It’s day 4 of our 12 days of Christmas Crafts and the girls and I have been super busy! We made an adorable Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament today! I decided to make this craft because we had leftover clothespins from the Frozen themed Snowflake Christmas Craft. I always try to cross craft with my supplies there’s no point of putting things away if you plan to use them again. Right? The one I made is below. What do you think?

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Mine

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Items needed:
2 – Clothespin (the ones with the springs) per each person making an ornament
Green Felt
Red Sequins or Little Red Beads
Googly Eyes
Red Pom-Pom, Red Bead or Red Paint
Twine, String, or Yarn (this will become the hanger)
White Paint
Black Paint
Brown Paint
Paint Brush
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Directions:

Remove the metal springs from the clothespins. Cut a piece of the twine, or ever you’re using as the hanger. Put a dab of glue on the upper flat edge of one of the clothespin pieces. Put one end of your hanger twine, yarn, string or whatever you’re using on glue. Add some more glue to the piece and secure it to another clothespin pieces. Make sure you’re matching the edges and placing the glue on the flat side. Do the same steps above to the other two clothespin pieces. The last two pictures below show how it should look once you’ve got the pieces glued together. See images below for examples of the above instructions.

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - directions

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Using the brown paint, paint your reindeer pieces do the front and back. Make sure you get all the little cracks etc. Set them aside to dry. While the reindeer are drying cut 2 holly leaves from the green felt. The ones I made were about 2 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches wide. If you aren’t sure how to make the holly leaves you can google them. See image below for an example.

Holly Leaves Holly Leaf

Take two leaf pieces and overlap them on the bottom secure them in together with your hot glue gun. Add two red sequins at the overlap point. See above image for an example. Once your reindeer pieces are dried you’re going to glue the lower inner flat edges together. This will create a V shape. See image below for an example.

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Form

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Attach your holly leaves at the center point of the reindeer form. See the small circle that was created when you glued the two pieces together? That’s where you’re going to attach the leaves. Now for the eyes and nose, this can be done a few different ways. One way is painting the eyes and nose on. The second way is using googly eyes and a red pom-pom for the nose, or you can paint on the eyes and use a pom-pom for the nose. I think we each did our own thing today. Below is an example of how I painted my eyes on and used a red bead for my nose.

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Painted Face

The easiest way to paint on the eyes for little ones is having them use their pinkie for the black part and a toothpick for the white parts. For a painted nose I had my granddaughter use her thumb. If you use the googly eyes and pom-pom just secure them with your glue gun. Look at the image below for all the variations we did today.

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Finished Ornament

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament – Final Thoughts

The girls really had fun doing this craft. I think it was because it was a very hands-on craft, they were able to do almost everything on their own. If we did this craft again I’d probably pretty much do it similar to how we did it today. Maybe I’d include so little bows etc. in place of the holly leaves, it would be cute with little tiny jingle bells too.

Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament - Girls Painting

Day 4 of our 12 Days of Christmas Crafts done, now what to do for day 5? I have a few things I’ve been wanting to create and haven’t done them yet, maybe one of them will be our next Christmas craft. So far we’ve created the following Christmas Crafts, how many of them did you try? How many have you added to your to-do list?

12 Days of Christmas Crafts
Cupcake Christmas Ornament – Day 1
Felt Covered Cone Christmas Tree – Day 2
Frozen Themed Snowflake Christmas Craft – Day 3
Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornament – Today!

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