As the Holidays draw near I am reminded of the many traditions associated with the celebrations of the season.
I know each one of you have many that you hold dear to your hearts.
One of my favorite traditions began years ago when I was just a young girl at home.
My Mother would always give me a keepsake Christmas angel ornament to hang on our Christmas Tree.
It was such a special gift to me because I knew how much time and thought had gone into choosing it.
The years rolled on and I had children of mine own.
Each year I would go to the Hallmark store and choose the perfect ornament for the children.
Quite frequently I would give my girls Christmas Angels, just as my mother had given me.
For my son I would choose a more whimsical ornament that reminded me of him.
I still remember the year he took Spanish, I found the most precious little ceramic boy with a colorful Sombrero.
I have all of those ornaments to this day and I decorate a special Tree filled with those childhood ornaments of theirs and mine.
Time marches on and now I have grandchildren who I give special Christmas ornaments to, as well as my adult children.
This year the grandchildren be will receiving personalized Clothespin Christmas Angel Ornaments from me.
These ornaments require a little cutting, sewing and hot gluing but other than those few simple tasks they are easy and enjoyable to make.
With a good dose of imagination these ornaments can take on personalities of their own or those of the people that you are making them for.
SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR CLOTHESPIN CHRISTMAS ANGEL ORNAMENTS
I know, you are thinking this is alot of stuff for these little ornaments but all of this will make many clothespin Angel ornaments!
With a little assistance this would be a great craft to do with children too.
The List Of Supplies
1. Pinking shears
3. Glue gun
4. Glue Sticks
5. 4×4 inch squares of muslin
6. Wooden clothespins
7. Wooden doll heads
8. White thread
10. Gold wired ribbon
11. Paint pen
12. Buttons (Halo)
13. Mini gold bows
14. Faux rhinestones
15. Gold String
Instructions for making DIY Clothespin Christmas Angel Ornaments
Step 1– Glue wooden doll head on top of wooden clothespin with hot glue.
(Be careful not to burn your self. Adult supervision is required.)
Step 2- Hot glue button (halo) on to the wooden doll head.
Step3- Use gold paint pen to paint clothespin body of angel and draw on face.
Steps 4-9 Hot glue faux rhinestones, gold bow and any other embellishments that you like.
Tie gold string around the top of the head for hanging on the Christmas Tree.
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Have a lovely Wednesday!
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