Clothes Pin Christmas Poinsettia Flower Ornament

Clothes Pin Christmas Poinsettia Flower Ornament

Using simple supplies from the Dollar Store, create these quick and easy Christmas Poinsettia Ornaments in just about 30 minutes.

What you need


Clothespins, Wooden Spring-Style – Dollar Store

Acrylic Craft Paint – Primary Red

Pom Poms, Gold Tinsel – Dollar Store

Craft Felt – Bright Red, Olive Green, Dark Green

Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Circle Template – 2 ¼”





Gather all of your materials. Remove the wooden clothespins’ metal springs. To make a poinsettia, arrange five clothespins in a V shape on your work area and five in a straight line. Using the photo as a pattern, glue the wooden clothespin pieces together with a glue gun and glue sticks.

TIP: You can do this project with liquid craft glue, but you’ll have to wait for it to cure. I prefer to work with hot glue.

Primary red acrylic craft paint should be used to paint the front and all sides of the clothespin flower. Allow drying before applying a second layer if required. You can use spray paint also, especially if you are making a lot at one time.

Place circle template onto bright red craft felt and trace the outline of the 2 ¼” circle with a marker. Carefully cut out a circle from felt, cutting inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project. Glue felt to the back of the poinsettia ornament to finish off the backside. You can skip this step if working with children, the flower still looks very pretty without the backing. 

Cut a leaf shape out of olive green and dark green craft felt with scissors. Place a ½” line of glue at the base of each leaf and fold in half to create dimension.

You can switch out the felt for card stock which is easier for children and adults with mobility issues to use.

Attach a variety of gold tinsel pom poms into the center of each clothespin poinsettia with a glue gun and glue sticks.

To finish the Clothespin Christmas Poinsettia ornament, cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the back with a glue gun and glue sticks. Secure the leaves to the back of the flower, at an angle.

Create Clothespin Poinsettias for a Christmas place card, gift tag, or garland. They are the perfect size for a tiered tray decoration.


  1. Rebecca Payne says

    I love this project.

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