Christmas crafts are in full swing…and only 18 days until my craft show at Clarkson U! The store shelves are lined with holiday goodies…face it people…Christmas time is HERE!
So I wanted to share this fun little project that I recently finished, that came out super cute. My friend Christine gave me these mini wooden clothespins because she knew I could “use them for my crafts somehow.” I have been on a big snowman kick lately so this is what I came up with! Like I said…I LOVE things in miniature!!!
These were SOOO easy and fun to make! Here’s how:
First off, make sure to get the right clothespins. These are 1 and 1/4 inch long and 1/4 inch wide. There are many mini clothespins out there are really narrow and wouldn’t work for this project, so make sure they are wide enough to paint a face!
These are the exact ones I used – they are the Walmart brand and can be found in the office supplies section.
First, spray paint the mini clothespins white or off-white. I used American Accents “Ivory Silk.” I spray painted versus hand painting because I wanted to cover all the nooks and crannies. It’s so much quicker and easier if you ask me. Dot on the eyes, mouth and buttons and freehand the little nose with a small paint brush…even the sharpie paint markers were a little too big to use on these tiny clothespins!
A side profile showing placement of the scarf. It’s not glued in, just held in place by the inside part of the clothespin.
They can be clipped to anything! I love the idea of clipping small decorations or Christmas cards on a ribbon, like on this picture below. I see here they used regular sized clothespins covered in glitter…another easy project to try!
What else could these little snowmen clips be used for?? Any ideas??