Turn Clothespins Into Christmas Tree Ornaments
In just a few steps, turn wooden clothespins into beautiful snowflake tree ornaments. This is a great project for older children to tackle on their own or for small kids with help from a crafty adult.
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Connect First Layer of Spokes
It's best to connect spokes four at a time since the glue will dry faster with less weight to adhere to. Using a hot glue gun, add a bead of glue along each angled tip. Once four spokes are connected, lay them flat on craft paper or drop cloth to dry thoroughly.
Connect Second Layer of Spokes
Connect three of the four remaining spokes by adding a bead of glue to the angled tips, then placing it between each existing, pre-glued spoke. Note: The final spoke will be outfitted as the ornament's hanger and requires extra steps.
Create Ribbon Hanger
Cut a two- to three-inch section of ribbon from the spool (Image 1). Add a bead of hot glue along the unpainted back of each of the two remaining clothespin pieces (Image 2). Before joining them together, insert ribbon loop to create a hanger and press both pieces together for approximately 90 seconds until the glue has cooled (Image 3).
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