Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Clothes Pin Reindeer

This is what you'll need:

Brown Paint - I already had this
Paint Brush - I already had this
Clothes Pins - Set of 24 for $1.99
Brown Pipe Cleaners - $0.87
Wiggle eyes (3mm) - $0.99
Red Pom Poms (5mm) - $0.99

Step 1: Paint the clothes pins

I painted all the sides, but you could probably just paint one side if you wanted.

Step 2: Cut the pipe cleaner.

I did one longer strip of 5 inches, and two smaller strips of about 2 inches each.

Step 3:  Make the Antlers

Take a smaller piece, and put it near the end like in the first picture. Wrap the small piece around the longer piece. You might have to adjust it, but once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty quick. They don't have to be perfect. Do the same to the other side.

Step 4: Attach antlers to clothes pins

On the part of the clothes pin that you pinch to open, there are two marks etched into the pin. Wrap the anters there. Start with the anters on the outside of the pin and then wrap it behind only the first side of the pin, and back around. I hot glued the antlers down once I had it wrapped. See below.

Step 5: Attach the face

Attach the eyes and nose.

and you are done!

Now go out and pin things down

Linking up with Meg today at Henning Love


  1. oh my gosh what a cute craft,link it up sarah to yesteday's christmas food and craft link-up! these are darling and i love your christmas card

  2. What a great DIY, this is so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. This is such a cute idea!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Christmas Linky Party. I'm excited to make these with my son!