Fabric Scraps Santa
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If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, decorating your home does not have to be expensive! I spent no money at all on these fabric scrap Santas. I used things I already had on hand, including some spices from the pantry. Before spending money to make a craft try being creative. For example, if you need stuffing check to see if you have an old pillow you are getting rid of before buying poly fil. Look through your hubby’s dresser draw to see if he has any old shirts that can be used before buying fabric. These are both great ways to be creative and save money when decorating your home!
- Fabric scraps ( You can make this project as big or as small as you like)
- Fabric bond glue sticks
- hot glue gun
- scraps of burlap or coffee dyed flour sacks
- buttons or small black jewelry beads
- wood bead for the nose (you could also use a pom pom or a red berry)
- spanish moss
- micro fiber car cloth from Dollar Tree
- sprig of pine and any other embellishments you may like
- buttons, wood beads, hole cloves ( I use these for the buttons on Santas shirt)
- Poly fil
Step 1: The first step is to cut your fabric in 2 triangles that are the same size. It is helpful to make a pattern from a piece of cardboard. As you can see in the photo below I made a pattern with the smaller one but not the larger one.
Step 2: Next, using fabric bond hot glue sticks, glue the two triangles together leaving a 1 inch gap for stuffing at the bottom center. There’s two ways you can do this I will list them below:
Method 1: Method one is to treat it like you would if you were sewing. To do this glue the triangles together so that the good side is facing in, then when you go to stuff it flip it right side out. Doing it this way will give you a nice seem. I chose this method for the black and white buffalo check Santa that I’m showing you how to make.
Method 2: The next method is to glue the triangles together right side out and then fray the edges some. I chose this method in the small Santa I made on the live. I will show you a picture of this below.
Step 3: Now it is time for stuffing. If you chose method one make sure to flip santa right side out before stuffing. You want to stuff Santa until he looks full. using a paint brush or pencil helps to get into the corners. Once he is stuffed, glue the gap shut with your fabric bond glue stick.
Step 4: Now we are going to focus on the face. I wanted to have a few steps before this but I messed up a little, because of that I am throwing a few steps together. I hope this is easy for you to follow along.
- The first step to Santas face is cutting a piece of burlap or coffee dyed flour sack in a half moon shape and gluing it down.
- Next you want to cut a piece of micro fiber car cloth from the dollar tree and glue it across the top of the face. This helps to hide the seem from his face and makes his hat look more like a hat.
- Use Spanish moss to make a beard and glue it on Santa.
- Glue on some eyeballs. You can use buttons, black jewelry beads, or even the googly eyes if you’d like.
- Use your hot glue gun to glue on a nose. I used a wood bead but some of my amazing followers suggested a pompom or a red berry. I think any of these would look nice!
- The last step on Santas face is to add some rosy cheeks. To do this I just dip a Q-tip in some blush and apply in a circular motion.
Step 5: The very last step is to tie on a jingle bell. I used twine to tie mine on and a little hot glue to keep it in place. I also embellished the hat with a sprig of pine, some little candy canes, and a mini pine cone. When you embellish use what you have on hand! I made the candy canes by twisting two pipe cleaners together. Get creative and just have fun with it!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube