You’ll never guess what this rustic snowflake ornament is made out of! And it’s so easy and fun to make, too! Keep reading for the materials list and easy step-by-step tutorial.
Today feels like a Christmas crafts kind of day! Even though the sun is shining brightly, the wind is howling and the temperature is in the 40s. Tonight and tomorrow night it’s supposed to be in the 20s! Yikes! I’m not ready for those temperatures yet!
Days like these make me wish I had a fireplace, but I’ll settle for one of my favorite White Barn candles instead – Marshmallow Fireside. I can always turn the Netflix fireplace on. (Does anyone else do that?)
Now on to today’s Christmas ornament – a rustic snowflake ornament.
How to make a rustic snowflake ornament
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What you need:
- Clothespins – I used 8 for each rustic snowflake ornament
- Hot glue
- Fabric, ribbons, jute, etc. (I used fabric scraps and jute)
- Button (or any embellishments you wish to use)
What you do:
First, take all the clothespins apart. You only need the wood pieces.
For some reason I only took a picture of 4 here, but I actually used 8 for these ornaments.
Next, hot glue the clothespins together with the flat pieces facing each other. Let them dry. Don’t worry, it doesn’t take long to dry.
Now you’re going to start putting the rustic snowflake ornament together.
Place two of the clothespins together end to end and hot glue them in place.
Next, place two more clothespins on the sides of the first piece, like in the second picture below. Hot glue them to the middle.
Hot glue the rest of the clothespin pieces in between the clothespins you just glued together. (Hopefully, the pictures make more sense. I’m not quite sure how else to explain it.)
After your rustic snowflake ornament is all together and the glue is dry, start adding embellishments.
For my first ornament, I chose to leave it the color it was and add a piece of fabric, jute, and a button to the center.
Finally, add jute or a ribbon to the back for hanging.
For a different idea, paint the front of the clothespins with a very light coat of white craft paint. Then use a strip of muslin, jute, and a button for the center.
I love how these ornaments turned out! They’re so easy to make and you can use your imagination to make them look however you want.
Next week I’ll show you how to make the primitive candy cane ornaments that are sitting in the back of the truck.
What do you think? Will you be making rustic snowflake ornaments out of clothespins this year?