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
Pom Poms, Gold Tinsel – Dollar Store
Craft Felt – Bright Red, Olive Green, Dark Green
Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
Circle Template – 2 ¼”
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.
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.