Clothespin Santa Hat Craft

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This fun clothespin Santa hat craft is the perfect holiday craft for kids! With a few wooden clothespins, red paint and white pom poms, kids can make their own DIY Christmas ornaments or cute homemade gifts to hand out to family and friends.

Clothespin Santa Hat on pine branch

One of our favorite things to do over the holiday season is to make fun Christmas crafts! It’s always so much fun and also a great way to keep the kids entertained during the school break.

Lately we’ve been making clothespin crafts like this Clothespin Christmas Tree and Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments. They always turn out adorable and the best part is that they’re easy and budget friendly too! Most of the craft supplies can be found at your local dollar store and anything else you need is easy available at a craft store.

Clothespin Santa hats on book and pine branch

This time we’re making a cute Santa clothespin craft. Like the others, it’s a simple craft that doesn’t require a lot of supplies.


Here’s what you’ll need to make this Santa clothespin craft:

  • Wooden clothespins
  • Red craft paint
  • Medium white pom poms
  • Mini gold tinsel pom poms
  • Mini holly leaves
  • Jute twine or string (for hanging the ornament)

You’ll also need a glue gun (with glue sticks), paintbrush and scissors.

How To Make A Clothespin Santa Hat Craft

Now that you’ve got everything you need, you’re ready to get started! Just follow this easy tutorial and your kids will have their own clothespin Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree!

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Clothespin Santa square
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Clothespin Santa Hat Craft

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
This cute clothespin Santa hat craft is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained while they're home for winter break.



  • First, gather your supplies and remove the metal spring from your standard wooden clothespins.
  • Take three wooden clothespins and assemble them to form a wedge shape. Use a hot glue gun to attach the wooden clothespin pieces together.
  • Paint front, back and sides of the Christmas tree with the red paint, then set aside to dry. Add a second coat if needed.
  • Use the glue gun to attach eight white pom poms in a row across the bottom of the clothespin hat. Next, glue one white pom pom to the top of the hat.
  • Use a pair of scissors to cut a piece of jute twine approximately 12" long. Tie it in a loop with a knot, then glue it to the top of the back of the Santa hat.
  • Finally, add a mini holly leaf and three mini gold tinsel pom poms.
  • Now you've got the cutest clothespin ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree every year!
    Clothespin Santa hat crafts on wooden background


Hot Glue Alternative: If you're doing this with younger kids, you can substitute liquid craft glue instead. It just takes a little longer for your craft to dry using liquid glue. 
Don't have white pom poms? You can use cotton balls instead.
If you don't have twine, or just want to save a couple dollars, you can use a piece of string to hang your ornament instead.
For easy cleanup, make the craft on white paper plates. That way, instead of having to clean your work surface, you can just toss it in the trash!

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Clothespin Santa Hat Ornaments

The great thing about these clothespin Christmas crafts is that you can make them as Christmas decorations or give them as a Christmas gift to grandma and grandpa. WE also love this adorable Snowman Clothespin Craft. Either way, the kids will have a blast making this fun craft for the holidays!

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