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Grab a few supplies from the Dollar Store, and make these cute little Santa Hat Clothespin Ornaments – a quick and easy DIY Christmas ornament craft.

Clothespin Santa Hat Ornaments

Make these cute Santa hat Christmas ornaments from clothespins.

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Raise your hand if you have childhood memories of making clothespin Christmas ornaments? This craft is filled with nostalgia, and it’s perfect for crafters of all ages.

Whip up a bunch of ornaments for your tree, or let everyone make their own to have as a keepsake for years to come. CRAFT TIP: Don’t forget to have everyone write their name and the year on the back of their ornament with a black Sharpie marker.

Don’t limit yourself to just ornaments, either! Create Clothespin Santa Hats to use as Christmas place cards, gift tags, or even string them up as a garland.

Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament Craft

Supplies Needed:

  • Wooden spring-style clothespins – Dollar Store
  • Red acrylic craft paint
  • White pom poms (size medium)– Dollar Store
  • Mini gold tinsel pom poms – Dollar Store
  • Mini holly leaves – Dollar Store
  • Jute twine – Dollar Store
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks*
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
supplies to make santa hat clothespin ornaments

*TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project; you will just have to wait a bit longer for it to dry. This may be a better option if you are working on this craft with kids.

**Most of these supplies are available at many dollar stores. If you don’t have luck shopping there, give your craft store or Amazon a try.

Tutorial: How to Make Santa Hat Clothespin Ornaments

Here’s a quick step-by-step tutorial to make ONE ornament. Feel free to repeat the process as many times as you like!

  1. Remove the metal spring from three wooden clothespins. Line up the full clothespins (six halves) on your work surface, to create a wedge shape. hot glue the wooden pieces together
  2. Hot glue the six clothespin pieces together. It’s best to have one half on each end of the “wedge” facing outward.
  3. Paint the front and all sides of the clothespin wedge with red paint. Set aside to dry. If necessary, apply a second coat. hot glue white pom poms to the ornament
  4. Hot glue eight medium size white pom poms in a row along the base of the hat for the fur trim. Secure one more white pom pom to the top of the hat.
  5. Cut a 12” length of twine. Tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the back of the Santa hat with hot glue. add a twine hanger to the back of the ornament
  6. Decorate the hat. Hot glue a mini holly leaf and three mini gold tinsel pom poms to the hat.
Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament Craft

Santa Hat Clothespin Ornaments

Yield: 1 ornament

Grab a few supplies from the Dollar Store, and make these cute little Santa Hat Clothespin Ornaments – a quick and easy DIY Christmas ornament craft.

Materials

  • Wooden spring-style clothespins – Dollar Store
  • Red acrylic craft paint
  • White pom poms (size medium)– Dollar Store
  • Mini gold tinsel pom poms – Dollar Store
  • Mini holly leaves – Dollar Store
  • Jute twine – Dollar Store
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks*
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Remove the metal spring from three wooden clothespins. Line up the full
      clothespins (six halves) on your work surface, to create a wedge shape.
    2. Hot glue the six clothespin pieces together. It’s best to have one half on each end of the “wedge” facing outward.
    3. Paint the front and all sides of the clothespin wedge with red paint. Set aside to dry. If necessary, apply a second coat.
    4. Hot glue eight medium size white pom poms in a row along the base of the hat for the fur trim. Secure one more white pom pom to the top of the hat.
    5. Cut a 12” length of twine. Tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the back of the Santa hat with hot glue.
    6. Decorate the hat. Hot glue a mini holly leaf and three mini gold tinsel pom poms to the hat.

Notes

*TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project; you will just have to wait a bit longer for it to dry. This may be a better option if you are working on this craft with kids.

** CRAFT TIP: Don’t forget to have everyone write their name and the year on the back of their ornament with a black Sharpie marker.

Don’t limit yourself to just ornaments, either! Create Clothespin Santa Hats to use as Christmas place cards, gift tags, or even string them up as a garland.

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