Last year this time-frame, I was walking through our local thrift shop when I came across a bag clothespins for .75 cents. After staring at them for a good few minutes, it finally dawned on me what they looked like. REINDEERS! So for .75 cents, I couldn’t complain and tossed them in the cart.
Little did I know that they would end up in a black hole in my craft room. I didn’t realize I still had them until I was digging for supplies for another Christmas project last week. After discovering the forgotten clothespins and feeling a bit guilty – I pulled them out and set a goal to finally do something with them. This past weekend, after “coaxing” my husband to craft with my son and I, we had some reindeer ornaments for our tree in no time. It only took some paint, glue and glitter. Easy peasy like I always like it!
Here is what you need to make your own:
* Brown Paint
* Paint Brush
* White School Glue
* Wiggle Eyes
* String to hang
1. First you will want to paint the clothespins brown. Make sure they are completely covered in paint. Set aside and let dry completely.
2. Once dry – add a drop of glue where the reindeer’s nose would be. Quickly shake glitter over the dot to fill in the nose.
3. Next – glue on two wiggle eyes to give the reindeer life. Once done, set aside to let the glue from the nose & eyes dry completely.
4. Last, add your string to the reindeer so you can hang it. I just hot glued our string on the back of each clothespin.
You can also turn these reindeer clothespins into gift tags for your holiday gifts this year. Wouldn’t that be a nice gift to add that your child help you make?