How to Make a Soldier Clothespin Decoration

How to Make a Soldier Clothespin Decoration

These clothespin decorations can be used on a Christmas tree, around the house, as bag closures, attached to wreaths or garland, added to gifts or even used as toys for the kids.


Step 1

Paint the bottom half of the clothespin with white paint.

Step 2

Paint the top half of the clothespin with red paint.

Step 3

Paint round top of clothespin in a peach color for the face. Then paint eyes, nose and mouth in black and cheeks in red.

Step 4

Use black yarn and attach to clothespin with glue on each shoulder, then crisscross across the front body and run black yarn down side legs.

Step 5

Cut yellow strip and rectangle out of felt for belt and then glue onto clothespin.

Step 6

Cut semicircle for the cap hat out of felt and glue onto the head of the soldier. Now glue on red pom pom ball on top.

Things You'll Need

Clothespins, Red pom pom balls, Paint, Black yarn, Felt, Glue

About this Author

Sarah Haynes is a bachelor's degree graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been writing articles for since 2006 in a variety of categories from decorating, building furniture, to using programs on cell phones. While focusing on how-to articles, she has written a few articles that expand on subjects telling about their origins and uses.

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