Oh, the weather outside is frightful. When you’re safe and warm in the comfort of your home, however, the snow is rather beautiful. Go ahead and bring a touch of the snow inside this winter with our Clothespin Snowflake Craft.
It’s amazing what all you can make with a simple clothespin. We’ve made Clothespin Frogs, Clothespin Turkeys, Clothespin Dragonflies, Glitter Clothespin Angels. Our list of clothespin crafts could go on. But one of our most popular, especially now during the holidays, are these Clothespin Christmas Trees. Taking the same concept is this beautiful, shimmery Clothespin Snowflake Craft.
For our Clothespin Snowflake Craft you will need clothespins, the regular wooden variety and smaller ones, too. Along with the clothespins, you’ll need white paint, silver and teal glitter, glue, scissors, and twine.
Clothespin Snowflake Craft
- Clothespins – regular and small
- White Paint
- Glitter – silver and teal
- Twine or Ribbon
- Plastic Snowflakes (optional if you’d like to add them to the center of your snowflakes)
Begin by twisting the clothespins to remove the metal portion.
Glue two pieces of the clothespin together. Flat side to flat side. You need to do this eight times with the regular and small clothespins for each snowflake. Glue two of the clothespin pieces you just made in step 2 to each other, end to end.
Glue two more clothespin pieces together on each side of the ones you glued together above. And finish the snowflake by gluing a clothespin piece in between each clothespin. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Repeat the steps above with the regular and small size clothespins.
Paint the snowflakes white. Paint the front and the back. Allow paint to dry completely.
Coat the regular size snowflake clothespin with glue and then sprinkle silver or teal glitter on it. Shake off excess. Repeat glitter process with the small sized snowflake clothespin, but use the opposite color glitter. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Glue the small snowflake clothespin on top of the regular size snowflake clothespin. Allow glue to dry completely.
Turn the ornament over and glue twine or ribbon onto the back for hanging. Your snowflake is ready to shine brightly on your Christmas tree!
If you like our Clothespin Christmas Trees, I hope you’ll like our Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments, too. And be sure to find more Christmas ideas at Our Kid Things!