I know we’re all busy with last-minute Christmas shopping and cooking and cleaning and traveling and wrapping, but I hope you’re also able to squeeze in some relaxing, memory-making time with those you love.
One of our family’s favorite traditions is making Christmas ornaments together. So today, I’m sharing with you some reindeer clothespin Christmas ornaments to make with your family! (I first shared this tutorial on Made from Pinterest.)
When I was decorating our tree, I found this ornament I made when I was a kid.
I just love his goofy little face!
He was just a wee bit lonely, so I decided we needed to make some more.
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These DIY Reindeer Clothespin Ornaments are super simple to make, and you probably already have most of the supplies on hand!
If using regular clothes pin, remove the metal clip from one and glue the two pieces to the side of another clothespin, as shown above.
Using craft glue or hot glue, attach eyes and button or sequin nose to the clothespin reindeer.
Cut a thin piece of red felt and wrap it around the clothespin reindeer to create a scarf. Use scissors to trim the scarf to size and fringe the edges.
Cut two holly leaves out of green felt and glue them above the reindeer’s eyes. Add small buttons or jewels as berries.
At this point, if you like, you can attach another intact clothespin to the back of the reindeer using hot glue to make the second set of legs. Finish by adding a pom-pom tail.
Don’t forget to add a hanger to your ornament! I hot glued baker’s twine to the back of mine.
So cute — and so goofy!
They all have so much personality.
If you’re using the flat wooden clothespins, the process for making these is a bit different.
You’ll want to start out by gluing two clothespins on top of one another to create the reindeer’s legs. Allow to dry, then glue the third clothespin onto the stack, with the pins facing up as antlers, as shown below.
Then, you can decorate your reindeer ornaments as you see fit!
I hope you enjoy making these with your family as much as I did!
Here are a few more Christmas ornaments to make with your family: