Holiday Clothespin Card Holder
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Holiday Clothespin Card Holder

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 30 minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Wood Clothespin
  • Assorted Beads of Choice
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stem - Green
  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint - Green Forest
  • Ribbon of Choice
  • Scissors
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plate

Developmental Skills

  • Visual/Spatial
  • Social/Emotional
  • Virtue

Project Instructions

  1. Paint both sides of the clothespins with green. Let dry.

  2. Twist the ends of 3 chenille stems together to create one long strand. Thread the long strand through the clothespin springs as shown, alternating clothespins and beads until the wreath is complete as shown.

  3. Twist the ends of the strands together to create a loop for hanging.

  4. Twist the extra chenille stem into a 3-inch circle. Place the circle inside the wreath. Turn every other clothespin towards the center and attach it to the circle. This will stabilize the wreath when hanging.

  5. Tie a bow onto the wreath just below the hanger. Trim the ribbon ends as shown or as desired.

  6. Once complete, hang the wreath on a flat surface such as a wall or door. Display your favorite Christmas cards or pictures.


Clip clothespins to a piece of scrap cardboard while painting.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.