Simple Rustic Snowflakes Ornaments DIY

3 Materials
10 Minutes

Let’s create Christmas ornaments that are easy enough for kids to make yet pretty enough for adults to admire. I have made them with my mom when I was a little girl. Sweet memories…Let’s start with super easy ornaments. Let’s make stars to keep up with traditions.

Things you will need

  • clothespin
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • paint or water based stain
  • assorted decorative accents like ribbon, bells, beads

My stars are usually fuller looking so I use 8 clothespin for each star. First you need to take them apart and set springs aside we will work with those later.

Hot glue clothespin together really tight .

There are so many options that you can go about painting clothespin. Since I am a really plain kind of a girl I like to stain my stars or paint them white.

When paint dries out you can start to hot glue 4 pieces together, then add next 4 pieces and glue them to the inside of the star.

and then add another ones in between as shown below

You can decorate them or leave plain the way it is. I love me some ruffia and wooden beads

Just because you can’t stop on one star let’s make some more. Love making Christmas Ornaments. Be creative and come up with your own designs. I stained some of mines too.

All what I was using here, were little cut wooden cutouts that you can find at the Dollar Tree or any craft store.There are so many ways you can use them to decorate your house with! Hang them, lean them on the shelf or wall or make them be a part of your wreath. I will show in the later posts how to decorate with them.

I almost forgot about clothespin springs that I have on the side! Let’s work with those now

String the springs together and make a start out of them too! You will need 10 of them

What do you think? If you enjoyed my little craft you may like to check my little gnome ornaments I made Easy Faux Fur PomPom Gnome DIY

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3 of 13 questions
  • Karen
    on Dec 26, 2019

    How did you get your metal springs to stay in the star shape? I tried a little dot of hot glue in each corner and the star still bent out of shape. Please help! Thanks!

  • MARY
    on Dec 27, 2019


    • Paula
      on Jan 5, 2020

      What about a star of David? They have six points. Also, real stars don't have points. They just glimmer and appear to have points of light. This is what you call artistic license, emphasis on artistic. Lovely and clever.

  • Bubbles
    on Dec 27, 2019

    I really liked the idea for the clothespin stars, however when I tried making them the hot glue wasn't enough to hold them together and proved to be a weak bond. I am considering using E6000 instead has anyone else had trouble with this? If so, what did you do?

    • Bubbles
      on Jan 6, 2020

      My daughter is all grown up so I don't have that issue.

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  • Tammy Jordan
    on Dec 27, 2019

    I made these as Christmas gifts for my 2 sisters and mother this year! I embellished mine a bit more and they were gorgeous! I actually bought the clothespins in the colors I wanted and didn't need to stain or paint them 1st! Also bought 2 different sizes! My family was surprised that I MADE them (I'm not the creative one! Lol)! Little do they know how simple they were to make! Thank you!

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  • Mary Jo WINNIE
    on Jan 18, 2020

     Looks like fun!!

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