Santa’s Clothesline

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


When Santa gets home from his long trip around the world, his clothes are sure to be damp from tromping through the snow! So what does Santa do with those wet clothes? He hangs them on his clothesline of course! This cute Christmas craft makes a great decoration, you can even drape it on the tree.

What You Need

36″ piece of white yarn

11 mini wood clothespins

1 medium sparkly white pom pom

3 red buttons

2 dark blue buttons

2 small green buttons

felt: peach, red, white, blue, dark blue, green, light green


white craft glue

pattern 1 and pattern 2 

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What you do

Use the patterns (there are two to print above) for each piece, see colors on pattern sheet. Cut number of pieces indicated on pattern, most will be two pieces each, while only a few require a single piece. Assemble the pieces by gluing the two like pieces together, glue on trim pieces afterward. For example, glue together the two red pieces for Santa’s jacket, then glue on the white trim pieces. For Santa’s jacket, there are different trim pieces for the front and for the back. The long underwear has a poket flap that goes on the back. The suspender straps on Santa’s pants should be glued inside the top of the pants, then criss crossed in the back and glued in place. Glue the white trim onto the top of each mitten and on both sides. Glue white trim to the cuffs of the pants, cuffs of the sleeves on the jacket and on the hat band. Glue the light green toes and heels onto the socks. Glue three red buttons to the front of the long underwear. Glue two blue buttons to the front of Santa’s pants, just below each suspender strap. Glue a green button to the center of each mitten, front side only. Lay all the pieces out on the table. Spread the piece of yarn out in a straight line. Squeeze the end of a clothespin to open it and dot a bit of glue into the opening. Attach clothespin to the yarn and then to the felt clothing. Repeat this for all the pieces. All pieces will have two clothespins, with the exception of the hat which will have one. Let dry and hang in a doorway, on the wall, or on the tree! Editor’s note: This craft was inspired by an adorable item I bought from Avon a few years ago and they have since stopped selling.

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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