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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clothes Peg Christmas Decorations

A simple, lovely Christmas craft to light up a table, clip on the tree, or as I've done, attach to houseplant pots.  I got this idea from one of my favorite kid crafts newsletters, Kids Crafts Weekly, based in Australia. Worth a look-see at

We ventured beyond the suggested Christmas tree shapes and made stars and ornaments too.  You could do stockings, candy canes, Santa hats, Gingerbread people...

Just cut your desired shape from cardboard, paint with any old color you fancy, and add some sparkle with glitter, jewels, buttons, yarn, stickers, etc.

We found it difficult to get the buggers to stand upright.  The bigger Christmas trees refused to do so.  My suggestion would be to try using thinner cardboard, like from a cereal box.  Or just do what we did:

Clip on plants!