Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How to Make a Clothespin Nativity Ornament - Nativity Ornament Series

Learn to make this charming nativity ornament made from clothespins, a wooden star and wire. The perfect way to decorate for and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Today's ornament is a nativity made from old fashioned clothespins. I got the idea from Shaken Together. I ended up using different kind of clothespin and I love how it turned out.

"And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. " Luke 2:16


To make these clothespin nativity ornaments you will need:

3 old fashioned clothespins {Cut one of them just where the "legs" start}
wooden star
hot glue

How to Make a Clothespin Nativity Ornament
If you would like, stain your clothespins and star. This is totally optional. I stained some and left some plain. 

Begin by wrapping the wire around the neck of one clothespin {Mary}. Twist it together and clip off any excess.

Leaving a length of an inch or two, start wrapping the wire around the star.

Clip off excess wire, leaving just enough to tuck it back under a section of wire.

Hot glue a second clothespin {Joseph} to the first, so that it it slightly higher.

Hot glue the cut clothespin {Baby Jesus} on top of the two others.

Glue twine to the back for hanging.

DIY Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Be sure to come back. Here are the other Nativity ornaments I will be sharing:
Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments
Angel Wire Ornaments
Clothespin Nativity Ornament
Twine Wrapped Star
Sheep Ornament
Felt Nativity Ornament
Shepherd's Crook Ornament
Stable Ornament
Wiseman Ornament
Manger Ornament
Canning Ring Framed Embroidered Ornament
Paint Stick Ornament
Greeting Card Ornament

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