acrylic paint in black and pink
muslin fabric, enough to cover entire piece of wood
holiday fabric scrap for hat
gold accent holiday ribbon
white curly doll hair
small holly and berry leaves
blush and blush brush (redular women's make up)
white craft glue
textured snow paint
Begin by sanding all rough edges around the wood to eliminate the possibility of painful splinters while working.
Cover the entire piece of wood with muslin material, gluing as you go and keeping seems in the back (and to a minimum). Use the holiday material and wrap it around Santa's "head" to fashion his cap. Use craft glue to tack down as you work your way around, keeping seams in the back. Use ribbon to create the cap rim, again, keeping seams in the back, gluing as you go.
Use blush brush to gently add blush to Santa's cheeks. Dot on eyes with small paintbrush and black paint, dot on nose with pink paint.
Glue the holly leaves & berries in the bottom corner before adding the beard hair. Glue the doll hair in place to create the beard, working small sections at a time to ensure full coverage. Fill in empty sections where necessary.
To finish, glue gold button to the top of the cap and add a few flecks of textured snow paint to the holly berries and leaves.
Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. She and her husband live in southeastern Wisconsin. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine.
This rosy-cheeked Santa Claus can be put together in less than an hour. These are wonderful accents for your dinner table or fireplace mantel.