Clothes Pin Angel Tree Ornament

An old-fashioned clothes pin angel has a nostalgic appeal that makes it a perfect decoration for any Christmas tree.

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Old Fashioned Clothespin Doll Has Nostalgic AppealEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

If your tree is small, hang the angel right at the top of the tree, or create several angels for a larger tree. Use a traditional wooden clothes pin to create the angel's body — if you can't buy any of these pins locally, try finding them on the internet.

Materials Needed:

  • recycled natural raffia
  • wooden clothes pin
  • eco-friendly adhesive glue
  • eco-friendly marker
  • old tablecloth
  • templates

Step 1

Attach a few short strands of raffia to the top of the clothes pin with a dab of glue. Draw two eyes onto the pin head with the marker.

Raffia Strands For HairEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Cut two shapes from the cloth using the template. Align and sew the sides of the dress together, leaving a gap in the neck to fit the pin.

Old Tablecloth Plus Clothespin Create AngelEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Twist one end of the wire into a circle. Bend the free end at right angles to the circle. Wind it around the pin to secure the halo in place.

Clothespin Angel With Wire HaloEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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