Easy Christmas Crafts: Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament
Some felt, yarn and glue easily become this easy felt Santa Claus ornament that is both whimsical and charming with his wide open eyes and curls of white yarn beard.
Easy Christmas Crafts: Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament Materials and Tools:
Craft felt - small pieces of red, white, flesh and black
Glue (I used two kinds - a regular white fabric glue for the felt and a thicker, much tackier glue for the yarn beard)
Ruler (oops, forgot to include in picture)
Pattern - Easy Felt Santa Claus
Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here.
The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament:
Print the Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament pattern.
Cut around the pattern shapes.
Cut the shapes from the red, white, black and flesh felt as noted on the pattern.
Glue the flesh-colored face shape to the rounded end of the red rectangle.
Match the rounded edges before the glue sets.
Overlap the white hat band - just a small amount - over the edge of the face shape.
Center the white hat band across the red shape.
The edges should extend slightly.
Glue in place.
Measure and cut a 10-inch length of yarn.
Fold the yarn in half. Tie a knot in the ends to form a loop.
Glue the knot at the top and the center of the back of the red shape.
Fold and glue the corners of the red shape to the back over the glued yarn knot to form the hat's shape.
Glue the small white circle to the top of the hat shape.
Glue each small black circle over one end of each of the small white ovals to form the eyes.
Position the eyes with the ovals lengthwise of the shape and with the black portion toward the "chin."
Glue the eyes to the face shape just below the edge of the hat band.
Glue the red oval horizontally for the mouth.
Begin adding the yarn beard.
Add glue to the edge of the felt beginning at a point level with the bottom of eyes.
Make yarn loops around the edge of the felt to form the first layer of the beard.
End the loops even with the starting point on the opposite side and cut the yarn.
Add more glue just inside the first loops and add another series of loops for a second layer of beard.
Cut two small pieces of yarn for the mustache. One should be slightly longer.
Add and glue each piece of yarn separately.
Start with the longer piece of yarn. Apply glue in the center under his imaginary nose.
Position one end of the yarn in the glue, then the other end.
Next pull the center down to the glue to form two loops - one to the right and one to the left.
Repeat for the shorter piece of yarn.
What a fun little Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament.
This fun and easy ornament can be made quickly and inexpensively.
Make him in traditional colors, or change the colors to match other colorful decorations.
Have fun making one or many!
The Easy Felt Santa Claus Ornament would be a great family project or one shared between "grands" - grandparents and grandchildren or anyone to add some fun and laughter to the season.