Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments

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Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments are a fun and easy DIY Christmas ornament idea for kids or adults.

Clothespin reindeer Christmas ornaments

Reindeer and Christmas go hand-in-hand, which is why I love making reindeer Christmas crafts. Our wood slice reindeer ornaments and popsicle stick reindeer ornaments came out so cute that I wanted to make more reindeer ornaments this year.

Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

There is something about clothespins crafts that I just love. And these cute little Rudolph clothespin Christmas ornaments are no exception.

reindeer clothespin craft ornaments

We used red pom-poms to make our ornament look like Rudolph the red nose reindeer, but you could use brown pom poms instead to make the ornaments look like Santa’s other reindeer. Or use brown pom poms for all but 1 ornament, making that one ornament Rudolph!

This reindeer clothespin craft is easy enough or kids to make, although younger children may require some adult assistance.

It would also be a great craft to make in bulk for a holiday craft fair. Everyone will love the cute clothespin reindeer!

How to Make Clothespin Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

Rudolph clothespin ornament supplies

First things first. Gather your supplies.

For this holiday craft, you will need: a clothespin, a red pompom, googly eyes, a brown pipe cleaner, twine or ribbon for hanging, and glue.

While I would recommend using a low-temp hot glue gun for this project, you could use regular glue instead. It will just take longer to dry.

If you do go the regular glue route, I would suggest waiting for the glue to dry from gluing on the eyes and nose before turning the ornament over to glue the antlers on the back.

Get the full tutorial with step-by-step images below.

Happy Christmas crafting!

Need more holiday crafting inspo? Check out these 43 Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Clothespin reindeer Christmas ornaments
5 from 3 votes

Clothespin Reindeer Ornament

Author: Jaclyn
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Clothespin Reindeer Ornaments are a fun and easy DIY Christmas ornament idea for kids or adults!


  • low-temp glue gun or craft glue



  • Glue 2 googly eyes about 1/3 of the way down on the clothespin.
    Kids Christmas Ornament Tutorial
  • Glue a red pom pom just under the googly eyes to make the reindeer's nose.
    make clothespin reindeer Christmas ornaments
  • Bend pipe cleaner in half, then bend each side back and forth to give the antlers a zig-zag shape. Glue onto the back of the clothespin.
    How to Make Rudolph Clothespin Ornament
  • Add ribbon or twine for hanging, if desired. You could simply clip the clothespin ornament onto your tree instead. Be sure to allow the ornament to dry fully before hanging on your tree.
    clothespin reindeer ornament on Christmas tree
Clothespin reindeer Christmas ornaments

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  1. I have made these cute reindeer, but
    I first painted the clothespin, a medium
    brn. color. Used dk brown Pipe cleaners
    4 antlers. Red nose, 2,3 inch googly eyes.
    Magnet on back…attached 2 frig. DONE!

    Merry Christmas!

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