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This easy Christmas craft is a fun and festive Christmas activity for kids. Turn clothespins into a cute ornament for your tree or as a gift.
clothespin reindeer ornament

This easy wooden clothespin reindeer ornament is perfect for Christmas. It’s a quick and easy project that you can make with your kids and it makes a cute ornament for your tree or as a gift. All you need are some basic supplies that you may already have on hand.

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Want a fun craft to make with the kids this holiday season? This wooden clothespin reindeer ornament is the perfect way to add a homemade touch to your holiday decor. They are simple and quick, kids can make these clothespin reindeer ornaments in about 30 minutes. Plus, they are really cute!

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Now let’s make your own wooden clothespin reindeer ornament.

Supplies

clothespin reindeer ornament supplies

Equipment & Tools

  • Foam brush
  • Ruler
  • Scissors  
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun 

SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

How to Make Your Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

Step 1:  Paint 3 clothespins with the brown paint. Allow to dry completely before applying a second coat. Allow that coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step.

clothespin reindeer ornament step 1

Step 2: Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach two of the clothespins front to back (refer to the photo). This is the body of the reindeer.

clothespin reindeer ornament step 2

Step 3: Cut a 4” length of ribbon and fold it in half, making a crease (this is your middle point). At the crease, attach the ribbon to the back of the reindeer’s body, about 1” from the top, with a bit of glue and tie it into a double knot around the front. This is his scarf.

clothespin reindeer ornament step 3

Step 4: Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach the final clothespin to the front of the body, just above the scarf. This is the reindeer’s head.

clothespin reindeer ornament step 5

Steps 5-6: Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach the red button or pompom to the reindeer’s head, covering the hole of the clothespin. Attach the eyes above the nose.

clothespin reindeer ornament step 6

Step 7: Cut a 6” length of ribbon or twine, form a loop, and using the craft glue or glue gun, attach it to the top of the back side of the ornament.  Allow to dry completely before hanging.

clothespin reindeer ornament final

Kids will enjoy creating these clothespin Christmas crafts to gift to family and friends or for decorating the Christmas tree.

clothespin reindeer ornament

Wooden Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

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This easy Christmas craft is a fun and festive Christmas activity for kids. Turn clothespins into a cute ornament for your tree or as a gift.
Makes: 1 Reindeer Ornament
Active Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins

What You’ll Need
  

  • 3 Wooden clothespins
  • Brown paint
  • Small pre-made bows or Holiday Ribbon
  • Small googly eyes
  • Red button or pompom
  • Ribbon or twine

Equipment / Tools

  • Foam brush
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue or hot glue gun

Instructions
 

  • Paint 3 clothespins with brown paint. Allow to dry completely before applying a second coat. Allow that coat to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
  • Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach two of the clothespins front to back (refer to the photo). This is the body of the reindeer.
  • Cut a 4” length of ribbon and fold it in half, making a crease (this is your middle point). At the crease, attach the ribbon to the back of the reindeer’s body, about 1” from the top, with a bit of glue and tie it into a double knot around the front. This is his scarf.
  • Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach the final clothespin to the front of the body, just above the scarf. This is the reindeer’s head.
  • Using the craft glue or glue gun, attach the red button or pompom to the reindeer’s head, covering the hole of the clothespin. Attach the eyes above the nose.
  • Cut a 6” length of ribbon or twine, form a loop, and using the craft glue or glue gun, attach it to the top of the back side of the ornament. Allow to dry completely before hanging.
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