Introduction: Clothespin Spoke Holiday Ornament
Break apart those wooden clothespins and transform them into the ultimate holiday decoration for your tree! It's easy to make and it's the perfect dollar store craft for the holidays!
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Grab Your Materials
What you will need to make these are...
- wooden clothespins
- glue gun
- paint brush
- thin string or baker's twine
- small gems
Step 2: Prep Clothespins
Prep the clothespins by painting them and letting them dry. Then, for each clothespin, break them apart into two pieces and discard the metal spring.
Step 3: Glue Them Together
For this next step, you can glue the clothespin pieces together in a variety of ways. What I did here is that I glued the pieces in what would have been in its original position (meaning the two ends connecting together on the bottom). Then, I glued all of the pieces into one huge spoke shape.
Step 4: Add a Middle
To decorate the middle, trace out a large circle from a piece of cardboard, cut out the shape, and paint it in the same color to match. You can also add a bit of sparkle by throwing on a dusting of glitter while the paint's still wet. Then, glue on two rhinestone hearts (or any other gem shape that you like) in the middle.
Step 5: Add a String
Finally, cut off a piece of thin string or baker's twine, and thread it through the top center of the clothespin spoke to hang on your tree!
Step 6: Done!
This holiday ornament costs only about $2 to make, and you can make this in a variety of colors and styles!
Participated in the
Glue Challenge 2016