Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament

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Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament

This project is such a fun way to create a Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament with items that can be purchased from the Dollar Store. While it may be inexpensive to make, it certainly is a classy addition to your holiday decor. It is a great ornament to put on the tree but also an adorable addition to tie on a gift that goes under the tree. 

Materials for Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament

Instructions for Clothespin Santa Hat Christmas Ornament


Gather all supplies. Remove the metal spring from the wooden clothespins. Line up three full clothespins on your work surface, to create a wedge shape. Attach the wooden clothespin pieces together with a glue gun and glue sticks, using the photo as a template.

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.


Paint the front and all sides of the clothespin Santa hat with primary red acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.


Attach eight medium size white pom poms in a row with a glue gun and glue sticks. Glue to the base of the Santa hat for the fur trim. Secure one more white pom pom to the top of the Santa hat.


Cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the back of the Santa hat with a glue gun and glue sticks.


Accent the Santa Hat ornaments with a mini holly leaf and three mini gold tinsel pom poms. Attach the three pom poms to the holly leaf and then secure onto the hat using a glue gun and glue sticks.

Once finished, a Santa clothespin hat is a great ornament to put on the tree, a package or even a tiered tray!

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Create this darling Clothespin Santa Hat ornament using items from the dollar store. This is a great Christmas classroom party craft or a project to do with a group of kids.

If you are looking for another adorable santa ornament, look not further. This one is really cute and fun to do with kiddos too.

Felt Santa Ornament

There is also a darling santa coloring page in this collection of free printable activities.

Best Ways to Use Free Printables

You might have seen this list from me before but I think it is worth sharing over and over. Sometimes the people in the back need to hear things a few times, right?  There are so many great ways to use free printables.  Here are some of my favorites.

  • Print them and mail in an envelope with a stamp. Snail mail rocks.
  • Batch some up to make an activity book.  This is great for a road trip!
  • Print and use at a place setting on the table to create a conversation starter.
  • Add them to goody bags.  By the way, goody bags are not just for birthday parties.
  • Package them up with your favorite markers and crayons to give as a gift.
  • Drop a few off at the local coffee shop with fun pencils to spread some happy.
  • Cut them up to make cards, gift wrap and decorations.

BEST Tools For Working With Free Printables

These are my favorite tools and art supplies to use with free printables and why I love them too.

  1. Printer – This Laser Printer is inexpensive and works like a charm.  It even works with Alexa.  Bonus!
  2. Scissors – Lots of printables can be cut up to create decorations and cards and things like that.
  3. Markers and Crayons – All thing ooly work the best for me.  I LOVE all of their markers, pencils and crayons.
  4. Colored Pencils – For adult coloring, PRISM makes the colored pencils that I love to use most.
  5. Twine – For creating banners and garlands from printables, I love this twine best.
  6. Adhesive – Lots of printables have pieces that get cut out and put together.  This is my fave tape runner!


Cheers to Santa!


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