Nicole™ Crafts Reindeer Clothespin

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by Nicole™ Crafts Design Team

Nicole™ Crafts Reindeer Clothespin

The Nicole™ Crafts Reindeer Clothespin is a great holiday decoration - consider making eight and naming them after Santa's reindeer.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint clothespin Winter Blue. Paint the body and legs on both sides of clothespin Honey Brown. Paint antlers Bittersweet Chocolate. Paint dowel and one of the beads Snow (Titanium) White.
  • 2
    Brush on Mod Podge with sponge brush, using Mod Podge as a glue.
  • 3
    Download and print project template. Cut foam shapes from template (cut feet on Dark Brown foam; cut ears and face on Tan foam). Glue to clothespin as shown in photo. Glue eyes and pom pom nose to face, also using photo as reference. Glue White pom pom to back for tail. Dab blush on cheeks. Draw mouth and eyebrows using Black marker.
  • 4
    Cut off a 1 inch piece of the mini garland. Fold the pine garland in half then twist together. Wrap around clothespin under face for wreath and glue to secure. Tie Red bells to front of wreath with Green thread that hangs approximately 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch below wreath. Glue Green bells in the wreath itself. Glue a small amount of Poly-fil between ears.
  • 5
    Cut a 20 inch piece of Red ribbon. Wrap it around dowel so it resembles a candy cane. Glue to secure. Trim off any excess. Then glue bead to top of dowel.
  • 6
    Print 'North Pole' by hand or on computer on a piece of paper that is just under 3 inch long x 1 inch wide. Cut out a piece of Green foam approximately 3 inch long by 1 inch wide. Glue the piece of paper with 'North Pole' on it to the Green foam. Once dry, glue the Green sign to the top of the dowel, below the bead. Glue dowel to side of clothespin.
  • 7
    Decorate as desired with Snow Accents and Iridescent glitter glue.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 12 inch 104147190
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 6 104464405 or other Paint Brush
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Winter Blue 104106625 (2)
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Honey Brown 104106609 (2)
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate 104106628
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® Waterbase Sealer
  • Glue and Finish 8 oz. Gloss 104107933
  • Loew-Cornell® Sponge Brush 1 inch 104114635
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Tan 104258587
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Dark Brown 104258588
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Green 104258600
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 20 mm 35 pc. 104233382
  • Offray® Spool O' Ribbon Red 104188398
  • Nicole™ Crafts Roping Mini Pine Garland 18 foot 104561193
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bells 50 pc. 3/8 inch Metallic Mix 104243853
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 18 pc. 1-1/2 inch Red 104276850
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 100 pc. 1/2 inch White 104276840
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 3/8 inch x 12 inch 10 pc. 104141485
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1/2 inch Wood Bead 14 pc. 104139613
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil® Fiber 12 oz. 104236978
  • Duncan 4 oz. Snow Accents 104130634
  • Coats & Clark® Dual Duty All Purpose Thread 250 yard Hunter Green 104498386
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Panacea™ Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Blush
Download Project Template