Like me, are you the kind of person who can’t get enough of making DIY Christmas ornament crafts around this time of year but you’re also a total lover of upcycling. Well, I can certainly understand that, cause I’ll turn just about anything into an opportunity to repurpose some kind of regular household item into something pretty. My latest endeavour was to transform a regular clothespin into an adorable little angel to hand on my Christmas tree!
Just in case you like the clothespin angel just as much as I did, here are full instructions and photos of the steps I took to make it happen. Scroll to the end of this post if you’d prefer to follow a video tutorial!
For this project, you’ll need:
- A spun cotton ball
- Paint (black and pink)
- A paintbrush
- Markers (black and red)
- A hot glue gun
- A dotting tool
- A small lace paper doily
- A white ribbon
- Pipe cleaners (white and sparkly or silver)
- A clothespin
Gather your materials!
Paint a small section at the ends of your clothespin handles, where you’d pinch to open it, black. These will be your angel’s little feet in small black shoes.
Poke your white spun cotton ball onto the end of your dotting tool and paint the top of it black, like hair. I made a waving shape at the front like the angel has cute little bangs.
Still holding your dotting tool, use your felt tip pens to draw your angel’s face. I used black for the eyes and little lashes, red for the smile, and then I dipped the end of my dotting tool in light pink paint to make little cheeks. Set your head aside to let the paint dry.