Ornament Countdown – Day 13

The journey continues on revealing an ornament from my collection (see related post).

Day 13: 2010 Santa Clothespin


  • Wooden clothespin
  • Felt: red and white
  • 2.5-inch screw eyes
  • Paints: red, black
  • Hot glue
  • Black ribbon for belt and hanger
  • Black button
  • Santa template

Instructions: Start by painting the clothespin from the top all the way down to leave ½-inch at the bottom. Paint the remaining ½-inch with black. Paint the top of the head white, but leave the face part the color of the clothespin.

Carefully screw in the screw eyes to the top of the clothespin.

Download the Santa template. Trace the templates onto the red felt and cut out the shapes. Use hot glug to put the clothes on Santa. After it’s dry, add Santa’s belt and button. Trace the arms from the given templates and cot out four arms for each Santa. To make the arms thicker than the clothing, glue two of the felt arms together and let dry. Attach the arms to each doll with a dab of glue.

Cut out Santa’s hat, beard and mustache from the white felt and attach to the head.

Once done, thread the ribbon through the screw eye and hang on the tree.



Ornament Countdown – Day 12

The journey continues on revealing an ornament from my collection (see related post).

Day 12: 2009 Santa Paintbrush


  • Small craft paintbrush
  • Piece of craft paper or linen paper
  • Paints: red, flesh, off white, black, white
  • Delta Decorative Snow
  • Twine
  • Hot glue

Instructions: Start by painting the handle of the brush red for the hat. Cut a piece of craft paper or linen paper to wrap around the brass portion of the brush. Glue in place. Paint Santa’s face with the flesh paint. Add an off-white mustache and black eyes. For the nose, I used white paint, but put a small amount on the brush, then dabbed it on a paper towel to get out the most of the paint. Then brush on a slight nose. With white paint on your brush, speckle it on the red handle to add the splotches. Then, with the decorative snow, dab it on for the brim of Santa’s hat and the tip. Add twine as a hanger.


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