I'm still on the Christmas crafting craze and making more ornaments. Maybe I'm being nostalgic and missing my daughters, but keeping busy keeps my mind busy! Remember last week's post about a red and gray themed tree and handmade ornaments? You can click HERE if you missed it. I want the tree to have a Scandinavian feel, but we'll see how far I get! Lol.
This is my latest craft to add a natural wood element to the tree…
For the tree, I'm using gray felt, red burlap, yarns, natural wood and berries. I just love the textures.
Here are some of the things I already made…the yarn balls will be made into a garland, but I still need to buy wooden beads to separate the yarn balls. The others are felt ornaments and a letter to Santa. Click HERE for those.
They are so easy to make…just clothespins, hot glue and only takes 10-15 minutes to make.
Heat up your glue gun and let's get started…
One snowflake takes 8 clothespins. If you have a basket of random clothespins like I do, just pick 8 that are about the same size.
You can also buy a package of new clothespins super cheap. Just make sure they are the pins that have the metal spring in the middle, not the kind that squeeze on.
I always craft with hot glue…low temp guns are my favorite. They don't burn your fingers as badly as the hot temp guns. When you're crafting, you're always touching and squeezing things together, so low temp glue is the best. Regular liquid glue will work too, but hot glue dries instantly so you can move on to the next step within seconds.
First, take the clothespins apart by sliding the wooden pieces off the metal spring.
Take the pieces and glue the sections together on the flat side.
Make 8 glued sections.
Now, take 4 sections and glue them together.
You will just glue them in the 4 arrowed sections
Next, you will add the last 4 sections and hot glue in place.
You can also hot glue a string to the back of one of the clothespins, so you can hang it on the tree or just leave it as is and add it to your Christmas packages for a cute decoration or tucked in and around your house.
If you want a sparkly snowflake, cover the wood with white glue and sprinkle with glitter!!
Happy Christmas crafting!!
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