Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

Once upon a time, a popular craft with children was a reindeer made of wooden clothespins, googly eyes, and tiny pom-poms.  I have to say I haven’t really seen them in about 15 years or so though.  In an attempt to bring the cuteness back, I have put a few together myself!

Clothespin Reindeer -

Only a few items are needed to assemble a whole herd of these little guys.  If you would like to try it yourself, here is what you need:

  • 3 wooden 3″ clothespins
  • 1 small red (or brown)
  • 1 white pom-pom
  • 2 7mm googly eyes
  • 1 1/2″ wooden spool
  • tacky glue
  • accessories such as jingle bells or ribbon (optional)
  • metal ornament hook or ribbon (optional)

Parts for Clothespin Reindeer -

First, pick out the best looking clothespin as the head.  Glue on the eyes and red pom-pom as the nose.  While it dries, glue the other two pins to the spool.  After the body and head have had a few minutes to dry, glue the head to the body and then the white pom-pom to other end as a tail.  Embellish with ribbon or bells (I used curling ribbon on the antlers and a bell around the neck).

If you want to make this an ornament, either wrap a metal ornament hook or a tie a piece of ribbon around the waist.

Clothespin Reindeer -

Voila!  Merry Christmas, everyone!


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