clothespin ornament {a tutorial}

Happy Crafting!  Jillian here from Her Split Ends with a fun and easy ornament crafting idea. I was on the hunt for a fun project to use some of the leftover clothespins from a baby shower I hosted for my sweet sister-in-law.  When I stumbled across a little inspiration on Pinterest {shocker!} I knew just what to do…make an ornament!!!  Not only is it a cute {and easy} project, its something I can give to my little niece as a memento from that special day.

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Supplies 8 clothespins hot glue ribbon or twine {if hanging} glitter/ paint/ embellishments {optional}

Directions

  1. Take apart all {8} clothespins {the metal spring should pop right off with just a little finagling – I used skinny pliers}
  2. Each clothespin will give you {2} pieces with one side flat.  Align the flat sides together and use hot glue to attach.
  3. Once all pairs are glued together, start by glueing two together at the rounded end.  4 total will make the first shape of the snowflake. {similar to an X shape}
  4. Glue the remaining 4 pairs into the inside corners of the X shape.
  5. **optional: add glitter, or a quick dash of metallic paint for a little extra shine
  6. Tie with ribbon, twine or wire
  7. Hang & Enjoy!

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So get crafting this holiday season!!  Find ways to make your decor more meaningful by incorporating things that you love and that bring back all those wonderful holiday memories!

Cheers ~ Jillian

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My Pottery Barn Handprint Ornament {and why you need one, too}

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One of the realities of parenthood is that the days may seem long, but the years are short. I love creating and gifting keepsakes around the holidays that are meaningful, beautiful, and that we’ll cherish for years to come. I recently purchased the Baby Handprint Ornament (currently on sale!) from Pottery Barn Kids, and it’ll definitely be one of those keepsakes that we’ll love for a lifetime.

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After purchasing the ornament kit, my 3 year old couldn’t wait to open it up and get to work. Everything you need is in the kit, and it probably took all of 5 minutes to put it together (not counting drying time, of course).

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See how much fun we’re having? It really is easy, quick and foolproof! The safe and non-toxic air dry clay requires no mixing or baking.

We used it as part of our holiday decor, but this product would also make a great baby gift and keepsake-what a perfect, thoughtful present for baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, or any occasion for that matter!

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See how nicely it fits in with my aqua and red holiday decor? I also tried it out on our Christmas tree…

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My 3 year old loves pointing it out to visitors, letting them know exactly whose hand it is. If I didn’t love it so much myself, I think it would make a fabulous gift topper for grandparent gifts! They’re currently on sale, with free shipping, so I may need to pick up a couple extra!

So tell me, what’s your most treasured holiday keepsake?

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