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A Clothespin Snowman: Last Minute Fun For Any Gift

Clothespin snowman craft
Clothespin Snowman Craft

If you’re looking for a cute, quick and inexpensive DIY project this holiday season, this clothespin snowman is definitely worth taking a peek at.  Inspired by my mom’s love of snowmen and my daughters’ love of pom poms, these fluffy guys (and gals) are quick to put together minus the glue drying time (and if you don’t have a one year old trying to eat the pom poms).  They are a great addition to any gift to make it a bit more special or can be clipped pretty much anywhere for decoration.

Speaking of decorations, when I was growing up, my grandma would place little elves all over her house.  Some were in very obvious places and others not so much.  My brother and I had the task, more like adventure, of finding all of them each year.  It was tons of fun!  As an update to an old tradition, I have a feeling I will be making a lot more of these next Christmas for both of my daughters to search for around our house.  Looking forward to it!!


Clothespin Snowman With Top Hat

Supplies for making clothespin snowman with tophat
Supplies For Making A Clothespin Snowman With Top Hat
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

TIP:  This kit from Amazon has pipe cleaners, pom poms, AND googly eyes all in one!

1.  To create the hat, hold the black pipe cleaner about a quarter way down from the top of the clothespin and wrap it around the top of one side until it covers.  Snip off the excess and put a bit of glue at each end of the pipe cleaner to keep it in place.

Wrapping pipe cleaner around clothespin to create hat
Wrapping The Pipe Cleaner Around The Clothespin To Create The Hat

2.  For the snowman’s body, put a generous amount of glue on the side of the clothespin.  Add the 3 white pom poms starting from the bottom and working your way up to the hat.

Glue added to clothspin
Glue Added To The Clothespin

3.  Now it’s time to add the brim of the hat!  First, hold the pipe cleaner up to the clothespin, so you can see where you would like to cut.  Once the piece is cut, add some glue and attach the brim.

Creating pipe cleaner brim of hat
Creating The Pipe Cleaner Brim Of The Hat

4.  Glue the eyes and orange pom pom on to create the cute face.

Googly eyes and pom pom nose added to snowman
Googly Eyes And The Pom Pom Nose Added To The Snowman

5. LET EVERYTHING DRY!

6. Once the snowman is dry, feed your scarf pipecleaner through the hole in the clothespin.  This is am important step because it keeps the scarf in place.  Pull enough through for one side of the scarf.

Pulling pipe cleaner scarf through hole in clothespin
Pulling The Pipe Cleaner Scarf Through The Hole In The Clothespin

7. Twist the pipecleaner once and bend it down towards the snowman’s body.  Cut off the excess.

Finishing pipe cleaner scarf on clothespin snowman
Finishing The Pipe Cleaner Scarf On The Clothespin Snowman

Clothespin Snowman With Stocking Hat

Supplies for making clothespin snowman with stocking hat
Supplies For Making The Clothespin Snowman With The Stocking Hat
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

TIP:  This kit from Amazon has pipe cleaners, pom poms, AND googly eyes

1. To create the snowman body and hat, add a generous amount of glue to the entire side of the clothespin.  Add the 3 white pom poms and then the hat pom pom, starting at the bottom and working your way up.  TIP: Starting at the bottom helps make sure that all of the wood is covered and that the pom poms get evenly spaced out.

Creating body and hat of snowman on clothespin
Creating The Body And Hat Of The Snowman On The Clothespin

2. Add some glue on the top of the hat pom pom and place the smaller pom pom on top.  Hat complete!

Finishing top of hat with pom pom
Finishing The Top Of The Hat With Pom Pom

3. Glue the eyes and orange pom pom on to create the cute face.

Googly eyes and pom pom nose added to snowman
Googly Eyes And The Pom Pom Nose Added To The Snowman

4.  LET IT DRY!

5.  Repeat steps 6 and 7 above to add the scarf.

Finished clothespin snowman with stocking hat
Finished Clothespin Snowman With A Stocking Hat

Both of the clothespin snowmen can be made by kids and adults.  For the little ones I would suggest creating the clothespin snowman with a stocking hat and preparing the snowman (body, eyes, and nose) ahead of time.  Let them pick out the hat pom poms and scarf pipecleaner and “decorate” or “dress up” their snowman.

I hope you enjoy these cuties as much as we do!  Add them to gifts, trees, or anywhere you want to add a bit of Christmas spirit!

Happy Holidays!    Nikole
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