Clothespin Spring Stars

So you’ve taken your clothspins apart to make crafts or Christmas decorations. What do you do with the springs? Long story short, this is another lean Christmas for us which means I can’t spend any money on Christmas decorations and need to put on my creative decorating and craft hat. I made some really great Clothespin Snowflakes which I’ll show you later, but today I’m sharing these really awesome Clothespin Spring Stars.

Clothespin Spring Stars - Organize and Decorate Everything

Let’s start by taking the clothespins apart and not wasting any of the pieces. You will need 8 clothespins for the snowflakes and 10 for the Spring Stars, sorry that it doesn’t work out equal.

Clothespin Spring Stars 10

Take 10 clothespins apart. Stick the open ends into the twirly part of the next spring connecting all 10 together. Squeeze the springs together so they are tight and a bit hard to move. Connect the ends together to form a circle.

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Form the circle into a star by pinching the springs together to make 5 points. Work on them until you get the start shape you like.

Clothespin Spring Stars 5

Add twine, rope, yarn, ribbon, or tinsel to hang them from. I didn’t try painting them, but you could also try spray painting them if you want to add some color. I think the silver looks great though.

Clothespin Spring Stars 4

I didn’t add these to my tree but I will be making more for the tree later. I have frames by my back door that I change with the season, holiday, or whenever I feel like it.

Clothespin Spring Stars 3.1

I added these flocked deer to the frames but they needed something more so I hung the Spring Stars from the back of the frames. Don’t you love these flocked deer? They remind me so much of my childhood.

Clothespin Spring Stars 2.1

I feel very lucky to have a craft room full of supplies especially when I don’t have the funds to buy new decorations this year. I will be sharing decorations and gifts I can make from supplies I already have, hopefully you will have some of these supplies too and can craft along with me. If you recreate any of these ideas, let me know. I would love to see them!

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Happy December 1st!

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  • Rebecca December 2, 2014, 5:09 pm

    Cool! What ever made you think of that! Very creative!

  • Karen October 18, 2016, 1:35 pm

    Just wondering how you keep them in the star shape. I wanted to make them for friends, but they kept collapsing into indistinguishable shapes and my friends said, “Nice, but what’s it supposed to be?” When I showed them, they liked the stars, but had to keep adjusting them when they put them on their tree so they looked like stars.

  • leanneja October 18, 2016, 10:10 pm

    I’m sorry they kept collapsing. Mine must have been tighter because they kept their shape. You could put a small amount of glue in the contact areas and once it’s dry it should hold it’s shape.

  • Jonna December 14, 2016, 1:18 pm

    Hello. Was wondering the same thing as Karen, my springs are fairly loose. Kinda pulled hard on them to get the wood pieces out. I think I may take some pliers and squeeze them together some so see if that helps. I get one side all done and start on the other side and in the end it just looks like a circle! I’ll try glue if pliers don’t do the trick. I’ll let you know.

  • Vicky November 2, 2019, 7:25 pm

    I use super glue at each place they connect. It works really good. I do place them on parchment paper before I glue them.

  • Mandy March 5, 2020, 2:11 pm

    These are so great….n wow what a cheap pretty craft!
    I’m gonna make the stars n hang them in row from jute rope!?

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