Clothespin Angel Ornament

Clothespin Angel Ornament
Clothespin Angel Ornament
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Old-fashioned wooden clothespins are a traditional favorite crafting supply, and they make great bases for these angel ornaments. You can make dozens of these angels to give away as gifts. They'll only cost you a few pennies each!

(All supplies are available at the dollar store as indicated in the supply list)

What you need

Wooden clothespin $1 (for bag of about 30)
Bath pouf $1 for 2
Paint $1 (or on hand)
pipe cleaner/chenille stem $1 (or on hand)
Yarn $1 (or on hand)
Total cost: $1-4 for 30 ornaments


Hot glue gun
Piece of recycled cardboard


1. Paint clothespins (top part skin colored, bottom part white, with accents as desired). Dot pink for cheeks, brown or red for lips, and black for eyes. I used a marker for the eyes.


2. Let clothespins dry. I used a piece of recycled cardboard (like from a cereal box) and accordion folded it to make a drying rack for the clothespins, which really helped them from rolling around. Important to keep the faces from smudging!


3. Cut string that is holding pouf into shape, and unravel the netting. Cut a piece of netting that's about eight to twelve inches long.

4. Cut pipe cleaner in half. Fold netting edges in toward the center of the netting and secure like a bow with the pipe cleaner. Twist pipe cleaner securely, and leave long pieces extending. You will be able to use pipe cleaners like twisty ties to attach ornament to Christmas tree, or wreaths, etc.

5. When painted clothespin is dry, hot glue wings to back of clothespin.

6. To make hair, wrap yarn around your hand about ten times. Tie down center of wrapped yarn (as for making a pom-pom). Clip loops. Hot glue on clothespin.

7. Cut a short length of yellow pipe cleaner and wrap it around your finger to make halo. Hot glue onto hair.


About The Author

Heather Mann is the crafty brainchild of the marvelous blog Dollar Store Crafts. Reprinted with permission.