Nicole™ Crafts Pilgrim Girl Clothespin

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by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Pilgrim Girl Clothespin

Create a girl that represents the Pilgrims who celebrated Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago. When done making this project, consider making the Pilgrim Boy and Thanksgiving Turkey Clothespins for a well-rounded holiday scene.

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Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint bottom 11 inches of clothespin Milk Chocolate. Paint top of clothespin Flesh Tone. When dry, cover with Mod Podge.
  • 2
    Cut a 12 inch x 7 inch piece of brown felt. Glue elastic cording to one long edge, pulling elastic as you glue so it gathers. Glue gathered edge around clothespin, leaving 1 inch at bottom.
  • 3
    Cut two 5 ½ inch x 5 inch pieces of brown felt. Glue together at long edges to form tubes. Glue one end of each tube to each side of clothespin where paints meet. Stuff with polyfil and turn up cuff.
  • 4
    Using templates, cut out pieces from felt and foam.
  • 5
    Cut a 21 inch piece of ribbon. Glue to top of apron and tie around top of skirt. Glue collar around neck.
  • 6
    Glue two pompoms to bottom of clothespin. Glue foam shoes to pompoms. Glue buttons on dress.
  • 7
    Glue two pieces of gloves together around edges. Stuff with a small amount of polyfil. Repeat for other glove. Glue inside each sleeve.
  • 8
    Cut five 10 inch pieces of curling ribbon. Glue five to each side of clothespin at the top. Pull ribbon together and glue to clothespin right above collar. Curl ends.
  • 9
    Make three bows from white ribbon. Glue to hair and collar as shown.
  • 10
    Glue on eyes. Draw face with black marker. Apply blush to cheeks with foam pouncer.
  • 11
    Fold down small flap of bonnet. Fold over and glue each side, making them even with top of flap. Fold up other edge. Place on head and glue on each side to secure.
  • 12
    Glue gourd in hands as shown.

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Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Clothespin 15 inch 104147192
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • The Cit Group Felt Square 9 inch x 12 inch Brown 104276458
  • The Cit Group Felt Square 9 inch x 12 inch White 104276453
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128548
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Eyes 15MM 60 pc. 104233381
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pom Poms 1 ½ inch Black 18 pc. 104276849
  • Plaid® Mod Podge® 8 oz. Matte Finish 104107932
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader 12 104118907
  • Nicole Crafts™ Medium Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110703
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • iLOVEtoCREATE Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • Fairfield Processing Poly-fil® Fiber 12 oz. 104236978
  •   Morex Curling Ribbon Spool 500 yard Light Yellow 104101433
  • Beadalon® Elasticity 0.8 mm Clear 25 m 104250085
  • Offray® Spool O’ Ribbon White 104188398
  • White Buttons
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