Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wooden Clothespin Family Nativity Tutorial

You will need

  • clothespin dolls

  • clothespin stands

  • head beads

  • wooden baby

  • flesh colored pipe cleaners

  • scrap fabric and twine

  • paints

  • glue gun

    Cut a 4 inch piece of pipe cleaner and hot glue it to the back of the clothespin doll.

    Cut 2 scraps {one for Joseph one for Mary} of fabric 6 1/2 inches by about 1 1/2 inches wide.

    Fold in half and cut a small half circle.

    In the meantime you have painted your head beads in a flesh color. I also added burlap to Joseph and a twine "belt" some ticking to Mary and a string "belt"

    Next with brown paint I added hair and a beard to Joseph.

    Brown dot eyes and a smile, baby Jesus is wrapped in a square piece of muslin. I used more neutral fabric and hot glued on the heads. Found a stick in the yard for Joseph.


Ruth said...

What a great and fun idea.

mysteryhistorymom said...

PRecious!!! Are you going to put some in your shop??? Lori

Allikaye's Mama said...

Those are great!! And I love the santa hat on your header! Yay!!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just so cute!! What a wonderful craft idea!


Elise said...

Those are so sweet!! Love them!!

jamie said...

These are adorable! I'm not sure how, but I will find some time to make these! Thanks for the tutorial!

trish said...

Oh my goodness. These are precious. Thank you for showing us how to make them.
:o) Trish

Darlene said...

Those are adorable! Great tutorial!♥

Unknown said...

I WISH YOU COULD HEAR ME SAY... ohhhhhh' so sweet! LOVE THIS, HOW DARLING! thanks for the tutorial, and how to!

Amy R. said...

ADORABLE! My kids would love those!

Darlene said...

Hi Jen,

I was just going to let you know I posted about your delicious Pumpkin Bread today and told my followers that if they had already printed out the recipe when you first posted it to re-print it cause you had revised it.

Unknown said...

LOVE the santa hat on your little lady! And great clothespin nativity. Enjoy your Friday!

Unknown said...

What the heck? WHO'S Pablo!! Darn teenagers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crystal said...

So cute! :)

Em said...

Jesus is so cute ;)

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a sweet idea.

Laura Argelati said...


Laura from Italy