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Christmas Banner and Clothespins

From MICHAELS

Create this Christmas Banner and Clothepins lights banner, then make some cute character clothespins and clip your Christmas cards to it for a fun display.

 

YOU’LL NEED

Banner Template (CLICK HERE TO PRINT)

Elmer’s Glue Stick

Creatology Large Wood Clothespins

Craft Smart Multi-Surface Premium Satin Acrylic Paint, White

Craft Smart Multi-Surface Premium Satin Acrylic Paint, Cocoa Bean

Creatology Construction Paper

Creatology Markers

Creatology Wiggle Eyes

Craft Smart Yarn, Red

 

DIRECTONS

1.First,CLICK HERE to download and print the template; then cut out the pieces.

2.Trace the light bulb pattern onto an assortment of construction paper for your lights. Cut out the shapes.

3.Trace the rectangles onto black construction paper and cut out the shapes.

4.Glue one of the black rectangles to the flat part of the bulb. Do this for each of your bulbs.

5.ADULT: Punch a hole on each side of the black rectangles attached in Step 4.

6.Thread yarn through the holes to make the light bulb banner. Set your banner aside.

7.Now, paint one clothespin with Cocoa Bean paint for your reindeer and with white paint for your snowman.

8.Trace the antlers onto brown construction paper and cut out the shapes. Glue them to the inside of the open end of the brown clothespin and let dry.

9.Glue wiggle eyes and a red nose cut from construction paper onto the reindeer. Wrap a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner) around his neck for a scarf.

10.To make the snowman, glue two small pom-poms to either side of the open end of the white clothespin and connect them with a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner).

11.Glue two wiggle eyes and a triangle/carrot nose cut from orange construction paper onto the snowman. Add a mouth and buttons with a marker. Wrap a piece of yarn (or chenille pipe cleaner) around his neck for a scarf.

12.Clip the clothespins to the banner onto the yarn between the light bulbs.

 

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