DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes a Christmas in July Craft

I live in Florida and we never get snow for the Holidays. That is why I am super excited to create a flurry of DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes to celebrate Christmas in July. I gathered supplies from the Dollar Tree and others I had in my craft stash, plus my trusty glue gun. A blizzard is definitely in my future, even though it’s in the 90’s this week! Does it snow for Christmas where you live?

DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflake a Dollar Tree Christmas in July Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

Dollar Tree DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes

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Here’s what you need to make Clothespin Snowflakes:

Materials needed for DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflake a Dollar Tree Christmas in July Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

Here’s how to create Glittery Snowflake Christmas Tree ornaments:

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STEP ONE

Gather all supplies.  Remove the metal spring clip from the wooden clothespins. I used wooden clothespins in three different sizes, found in the laundry and craft sections of Dollar Tree.

Remove the metal spring from the wooden clothespins Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

STEP TWO

Flip the clothespin pieces around and glue the flat sides together with a glue gun and glue sticks, as pictured below.

Glue the wooden clothespin halves together Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

STEP THREE

Assemble each snowflake by creating a cross with four clothespins and then adding clothespins in the four diagonal sections. I know that a traditional snowflake has six sides, but there wasn’t a good way to properly secure only six sections. I used my creative license to change it up!

Glue the clothespin sections together to create a snowflake shape Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

STEP FOUR

Basecoat each snowflake with Titanium White using a paintbrush.  Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. For a rustic look, leave the edges bare wood.

Paint the clothespin snowflakes white Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

STEP FIVE

Apply a generous layer of Decou-Page medium to the top of each snowflake with a paintbrush.  Over a plain piece of paper, sprinkle the snowflake with clear glitter. Tap the glitter gently into the glue with a finger and then gather the paper and return the excess glitter to the container. I made a mixture of clear chunky glitter and fine iridescent glitter for added sparkle!

Once dry brush on decoupage medium and sprinkle with glitter Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

Step Six

Layer the snowflakes with the glue gun and glue sticks to create added dimension and interest to the ornaments. Glue a small snowflake onto a large one, or attach two of the same size snowflakes together.

Layer small clothespin snowflakes onto larger ones and leave some plain Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

Step Seven

To finish the DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes, glue a loop with a bow to the top of the snowflake. Use a festive combination of green and white baker’s twine and red and white gingham ribbon.

Attach a bakers twine or ribbon hanger to the clothespin snowflakes Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

Celebrate Christmas in July with DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes

Use some down time this Summer to get started on your Christmas crafting. I promise you will totally enjoy creating with the kiddos and making some great memories.

DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflake a Dollar Tree Christmas in July Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

This is a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy with counting and motor skills.  Create a blizzard in just about 30 minutes! This project does work best with Hot Glue. If you are worried about the younger kiddos, tacky craft glue would work as well, but you have to wait for it to dry.

DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflake a Dollar Tree Christmas in July Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

For more Christmas in July fun, check out my Snow Globe Christmas Card from a recycled jelly jar. I love turning traditional supplies into super cute projects!

DIY Glittery Clothespin Snowflake a Dollar Tree Christmas in July Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #christmasinjuly #christmasornament #dollartreecraft #snowflake #clothespin

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