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Making a Santa Ornament

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There are so many ways to make cute Santa ornaments to decorate your tree and home. This is a guide about making a Santa ornament.


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By 2 found this helpful
December 4, 2013

Every few years, I teach another young crafter how to make these ornaments. My niece still has the ones we made together more than 30 years ago!

Total Time: 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the age of the child

Yield: 1 each


  • 1 white plastic drapery ring 1 1/8 in diameter
  • 2 blue beads
  • 1 red bead
  • 3 yd white yarn cut into 16 equal pieces
  • 3 yd red yarn cut into 16 equal pieces


  1. Thread a blue, red, and blue bead onto one piece of white yarn. Tie ends of yarn to plastic drapery ring with the 3 beads in center of the ring. This is actually the hardest part of the ornament, so you may want to do these in advance.
  2. Loop the remaining 15 pieces of white yarn around one side of ring and 15 pieces of the red yarn around the other side of the ring.
  3. Use the last piece of red yarn to tie a double knot around the red loops forming Santa's hat. Tie ends together to form the hanger loop. Trim ends of red yarn. Use a comb separate the white yarn into individual strands and then trim into a beard shape.
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By 0 found this helpful
December 22, 2011

Make a Santa, fairy, or other dolls to decorate Christmas trees, easily, using simple household items like blank papers, cotton, and used gift-wraps.


Editors Note: This could be a good craft for the kids to help make decorations.

Approximate Time: less than an hour



  1. Take a small rectangular piece of paper and stick a piece of red gift-wrap of the same size on it.
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  3. Fold it in the shape of a cone and stick the edges with glue.
  4. Cut off the base.

  5. Cut a piece of paper (get a colored paper or color a white paper) in circular shape to make the head of Santa.
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  7. Glue cotton on the face to make Santa's hair and beard.
  8. Draw his eyes with a pen.
  9. Make a hole on top of the cone to tie the thread for hanging the doll from the tree.
  10. Then stick the head on with glue in front of it.
  11. I glued some cotton to the base of the cone and made a cap cutting a triangular piece of gift-wrap and gluing some cotton on it for added effect.

And the Santa's done!

Similarly, I made the fairy using different colored gift-wraps, gluing wool on her head for hair and gluing some gift-wraps, cut as wings, to her back.

With little tweaks, the same process can be used to make any doll of your choice. All we need is a little imagination :)

By Gunja from West Bengal, India

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December 17, 20080 found this helpful

This cute Santa ornament is created with classic red glass balls, glue and glitter. They will add a festive touch to any Christmas tree or decoration.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes


  • glue
  • red Christmas ball (plastic if working with kids)
  • gold glitter glue
  • black glitter
  • paper plate


  1. Very easy; take red Christmas bulb and make band around entire bulb.
  2. Roll ornament in black glitter, which I put on paper plate or you can sprinkle on. (Note is you don't want to used glitter make band using felt or velour scrap material). Let dry.
  3. Come back and use gold glitter glue and draw belt buckle.

Note: If you are doing with kids, use plastic bulbs as the glass may shatter if they use too much pressure.

By Crafter from MA

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