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Simple clothes peg snowflake ornament tutorial

clothes peg snowflake ornament

I have a really simple project to show you today – how to make a snowflake ornament from wooden clothes pegs. they are super sweet and make great decorations for indoors or outside.

How to make a simple clothes peg snowflake ornament:

You will need 8 wooden clothes pegs, a glue gun and silver paint.

The first step is to remove the metal spring from each clothes peg. When you have done that paint them, I chose silver and gave them two coats as my clothes pegs were a bit tatty.

silver clothes pegs

Take the two pieces of a clothes peg and place them, flat sides facing each other, and glue them together. Do this 8 times.


Then you need to start putting your snowflake together. Take 4 of your clothes pegs and add a small dot of glue to the angled edge of each side and join them together making an X shape.

clothes peg ornament

Then add the remaining 4 clothes pegs in each join with more glue. This needs to be done quite quickly as the glue dries fast! Then leave your snowflake to dry on a flat surface.

clothes peg snowflake ornament

I wanted to hang my ornament so threaded some bakers twine through one of the holes. You could also use them to decorate a wrapped gift or as part of a larger wreath decoration. I must get my thinking cap on as they are so simple to make and a great way to upcycle clothes pegs


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    The Diary Of A Jewellery Lover
    December 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    That’s really effective. I would spray it or paint it silver and hang it on my tree.

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    December 9, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, this is very clever. I love the idea… now just add a bit it sparkly spray paint and you have £10 decoration.
    It is beautiful!

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    Alice Megan
    December 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    This looks so simple to make but very effective love it!

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