(Make it Monday) Paint Me Plaid Guest Blogger: Laura Bray

We here at Paint Me Plaid love to showcase the amazing crafts that other craft bloggers create, but in addition to showing off their crafts we want to spotlight the crafter as well. Today we have a guest blogger, Laura. Enjoy!

Hello my all my Plaid-painted friends!  I’m Laura Bray.  I work as a professional craft designer, writer, and lifestyle expert.  You can visit me and learn all about my crafty life as the wife of physicist, mother to a six year old girl, and a crafter-at-large, on my blog at www.katydiddys.blogspot.com.

I call my style Creative Nostalgia™.  I love traditional home arts, but like to put a modern twist to them.  I love to share simple tips to help creative find balance in their lives.  If you like to craft, sew, embroider, and cook, you’ll find lots of inspiration on my blog.

Today, I thought I would share a tutorial for creating some cute clothespin ornaments.  It doesn’t get any more retro than that, does it?  I know I still have some from my childhood hanging on my tree.  This is a great craft to do with your little ones too!

Elf Clothespin Ornaments


Wood Clothespins

FolkArt Paint

Craft glue


Acorn cap



  1. Paint your clothespin to represent skin tone and paint on some hair.  If you want to make a boy elf, you can simply paint a pair of pants and shirt directly on the clothespin.  Don’t forget to use a small brush to add a little face.
  2. Once paint is dry, glue an acorn cap to the doll’s head.  You may want to cut simple clothes out of felt and glue them on.
  3. Add a hook to the top of the doll’s head or tie some fishing wire around the neck and hang on your tree.

See?  Simple!  You’ll still have time to make cookies.  Happy Holidays!



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