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Rustic Snowflake Ornament

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.

Rustic Snowflake Ornament

This week I’m continuing on with my Christmas ornament DIYs! If you missed it, last week’s DIY was wood bead snowman ornaments and the week before was a primitive wreath ornament.

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:

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.)

Step 5

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.

Rustic Snowflake ornament

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.

white rustic snowflake

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.

rustic snowflake ornament

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?

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Michelle is a stay-at-home homeschool mom who loves DIYs and living a frugal lifestyle.

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  1. Wow! So creative! It looks so cute ⭐️

    1. Thank you so much!

  2. Timelesslady says:

    It’s terrific! I love the big button.

    1. Thank you!!

  3. Ahhh that’s cute!! I have what I need for that one!!
    I’m waiting to get to Hobby lobby which is two hours away from me so I can buy some of those wood beads for the snowman and a few other things on my craft list😉

    1. Thank you! I hope you get to make some soon! Hobby Lobby is about an hour away from me so I know your struggle! I have to make a list and get everything I want whenever I get to go, which isn’t often. 🙂

      1. Yup and forget Sundays which is cool but some days I’m like …please open, just for me😂😉

        1. LOL!!! 😀

  4. This looks fantastic! Unfortunately we don’t have clothes pegs like that, and plastic pegs wouldn’t have the same effect, but I really like this creation. The button makes it feel that bit more cosy and homely too, really cute. xx

    1. Thank you so much! That’s a bummer. Maybe you could find some online? I have a ton of buttons, mostly saved from my grandma’s button jar. 🙂

  5. That is such an easy beautiful idea. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  6. Oh Michelle this is indeed a beautiful inspiration for the season. Thank you so very much for sharing!🍃❤️💗🍃☕️☕️

    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂

  7. This Rustic Snowflake Ornament looks great, thanks for sharing this tutorial!

    1. Thank you so much!

  8. I love your creative ideas. These are really cute! ♥️

    1. Thank you so much!! 🙂

      1. You’re welcome!! ♥️

      2. You’re welcome!

  9. TheMessyBunMafia says:

    Cute! Very creative!

    1. Thank you so much!

  10. Another creative and fun project. They are really cute, Michelle!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  11. Cute and adorable. ❤

    1. Thank you so much!

  12. Hello Michelle, how are you?

    1. Hi! I’m doing well. I hope you are, too! It’s great to hear from you!

  13. These are so cute! You amaze me with all the creative ideas you have. I would never have thought to use clothespins. But I love how they turned out with the rustic look. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much! I love how quick and easy they are. I could make them all day! 🙂

  14. What a great idea, I like it also in it’s original wood color, so cute. thank you xoxo

    1. Thank you so much! 😀

  15. I just love all the things you can do with clothespins! Thank you for another great idea Michelle.

    1. Clothespins are so fun to use in crafts! Thank you! 🙂

  16. cdloken says:

    Your ornaments are absolutely the CUTEST, Michelle! I love the button and bits of fabric and the fact they are made out of clothespins! Genius! P.S. That truck! OMG! I LOVE it!

    1. Thank you so much!!
      The truck is actually from my childhood. I used to play with it all the time as a little girl. My grandparents saved it, then my mom got it after they passed and she recently gave it to me. 😀

  17. Cute! Thanks for the idea. My granddaughters and I will probably do this one. 🙂

    1. Thank you! They are so fun to put together! I hope you guys enjoy making them! 🙂

  18. Wow, that is super resourceful and so cute! Didn’t know Netflix had their own lighted fireplace!

    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes! We turn it on every Christmas morning since we don’t have a real fireplace. 😂

      1. I love it!!

  19. wow beautiful

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. my pleasure

  20. These are adorable! I love how it looks in the basket; perfection!

    1. Thank you so much!

  21. Absolutely cute ornaments 💕!!

    1. Thank you so much!

  22. So cute and open to so many adaptations to personalize them.

    1. Thank you so much!!

  23. Denise at Hootshack says:

    These turned out so cute. I’m definitely making some this year!

    1. Thank you so much!!

  24. We made these after seeing this post. We will also be making them with our girls scout type meeting we have for the girls at church during our Christmas party

    1. That’s wonderful! I’m so glad you made them. I’m sure the girls will have fun making these, too. 🙂

  25. Rita C. says:

    These are adorable, Michelle. As a vintage and antique dealer, I typically have a stash of these clothespins. Pinned for future reference, thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! They’re so much fun to make, too. Thank you for pinning!

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