With Christmas Day inching closer and closer, many people may be having trouble finding the perfect way to decorate their homes for the holidays.
These merry, hand painted trees not only will brighten up your house this holiday season, but is also a cheap last minute craft that you and your whole family will enjoy.
Materials you’ll need:
- Green, brown, black, and white paint, or any paint of your choosing
- Tiny paint brushes
- A hot glue gun
- Festive ribbon
- Inexpensive wooden clothespins
Before you start making the ornaments, keep in mind that patience is key to the results of your ornaments and to really wait for your paint to dry or else you may have to start all over again.
- First, grab one of your clothespins and pick a paint color, then begin to paint the front of the clothespin. This step will be repeated until you have painted all the clothespins that you want. Don’t forget to switch your paint colors so that you have a good, diverse clothespin selection.
- After you’ve waited for the paint on the clothespins top to dry, paint a triangle at the bottom of your clothespin with your black paint. Repeat this to the bottom of all your clothespins.
- Once your triangles are dry, paint tiny lines (branches) outward, but be sure that your lines end a little bit before the edge of the clothespin.
- Now it’s time to add the snow. With your white paint, lightly brush the very bottom of the clothespin and on the tops of each branch. Don’t forget to add white dots above the tree to create a whimsical winter wonderland.
- Lastly, cut some ribbon and hot glue the ribbon ends together. Once the hot glue has settled, you can hot glue the ribbon on to the back of the clothespin.
“I think they’re adorable and easy to make, I know what I’ll be doing over Christmas break!” replied Field student Abby Mortimer when asked if she was interested in the craft and if she would make them herself.
Finally you have the perfect Christmas craft that is super cheap and a great way to get into the holiday spirit.This craft can even double as an ornament or as a great way to display any family holiday cards. Happy holidays and happy crafting!
Information/ craft idea from Pinterest website
Feature Image taken by Nia Wolf