DIY Santa

DIY Santa

What You'll Need:

Paper Mache Angel Kit
Red Acrylic Paint
Flesh Acrylic Paint
Red Glitter
Red Santa Hat
15mm Chenille Stems
White Fur
1/2” Furniture Button
4” Sisal Tree
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Hot Glue

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a DIY Santa

He’s making his list, he’s checking it twice, and with this DIY Santa home décor you can remind everyone in your home that they better be nice! Santa crafts are so fun to complete at Christmastime, and everyone will want to help out. Once this DIY Santa is complete, display him as a centerpiece or at a place of honor on your mantle.
  • 1 Create the arms

    Glue 2 small cones to the sides of the larger cone for arms.

  • 2 Glue to the base

    Glue the base to the large cone.

  • 3 Paint red

    Paint the figure red, including the insides of the 2 small cones. Let the figure dry completely.

  • 4 Apply Mod Podge

    Apply Mod Podge to the cones and sprinkle with red glitter.

  • 5 Make fur trim

    Hot glue the white chenille stems to the cones to look like fur trim.

  • 6 Create hair & a beard

    Glue a 2” wide piece of fur high on the head of the figure as a beard and a 1” wide piece of fur on the top back section of the figure’s head as hair.

  • 7 Sprinkle with glitter

    Mod Podge the red sections of the Santa hat and sprinkle them with red glitter. Position the hat on the head of the figure while the Mod Podge is still wet. Then, hot glue the hat into place.

  • 8 Paint button

    Paint the button with the flesh color paint. Let the button dry completely, and glue it to the front of the figure, just coming out from under the hat.

  • 9 Apply glitter to tree

    Brush the sisal tree with Mod Podge and roll it in glitter.

  • 10 Glue the tree

    Hot glue the glittered tree to one side of the front of Santa.