Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Clothespin Spring Christmas Ornaments
What you need:
~ 5 metal springs from broken clothespins
~silver chenille stems (1 1/2 per ornament)
~scissors or wire cutters
1. Slide the metal springs onto the silver chenille stem, one at a time. Gently push the chenille stem through the spring and then pull from the other end to add the next one.
2. Bend the to form a star (or snowflake) shape. Bring the chenille ends together tight, and twist. This creates a star or snowflake shape.
3. Cut the remaining chenille stem at this point if preferred. Otherwise, simply wrap the chenille stem around (in and out) of the remaining springs (it doesn't have to be perfect).
If you have cats, you may want to snip your ends and decorate the "star" using other materials.
4. Use a chenille stem to make a hanger, or use another material to hang the star with (scrap string, scrap twine, scrap ribbon or fabric, etc).
These are so easy to make. If you do not use clothespins, search for them at dollar stores for inexpensive prices.
These can be embellished with glitter, buttons, and so many other creative items.