Use simple dollar store supplies to create this quick and easy clothespin poinsettia ornament.
Who knew you could transform a few inexpensive craft supplies into something so beautiful.
These charming red and gold poinsettia flowers made from clothespins will pop on your Christmas tree this season.
Making homemade Christmas ornaments is one of our favorite December activities and this adorable DIY Clothespin poinsettia ornament is no different.
It works perfect as an ornament but would be cute just as a holiday decoration as well. You could even attach a magnet and hang it on your fridge or use it as a beautiful gift topper.
What you will need:
- Clothespins, Wooden Spring-Style
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Primary Red
- Pom Poms, Gold Tinsel (these can be found at the dollar tree usually)
- Craft Felt – Bright Red, Olive Green, Dark Green
- Natural Jute Twine
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Circle Template – 2 ¼”
How to make a clothespin poinsettia ornament!
Gather all your supplies. Remove the metal spring from the wooden clothespins. Line up five clothespins in a V shape on your work surface, and five in a straight line to create a poinsettia shape. Attach the wooden clothespin pieces together with a glue gun and glue sticks, using the photo as a template.
TIP: You can also use craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry. It will work fine though if you are having little hands helping with this project.
Paint the front and all sides of the clothespin flower with primary red acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Place circle template onto bright red craft felt and trace the outline of the 2 ¼” circle with a marker. Carefully cut out the circle from felt, cutting inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project. Glue felt to the back of the poinsettia ornament.
Cut a leaf shape out of olive green and dark green craft felt with scissors. Place a ½” line of glue at the base of each leaf and fold in half to create dimension.
Attach a variety of gold tinsel pom poms into the center of each clothespin poinsettia with a glue gun and glue sticks.
To finish the Clothespin Poinsettia ornament, cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach it to the top of the back with a glue gun and glue sticks. Secure the leaves to the back of the flower, at an angle.
If you would like to use this as a fridge magnet you can leave off the twine and hot glue a magnet to the back.
You can create these Clothespin Poinsettias for a Christmas place card, gift tag, or garland. They are the perfect size for a tiered tray decoration too. Have fun and I would love to see how you use them.
Don’t forget to pop over and check out the other fun DIY ornaments we have posted and of course all the holiday crafts to create this season.
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