This oven mitt Santa is a really old post that I decided to give a little face-lift to. If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love to make all kinds of different craft. As long as they are simple, of course. This Santa craft is just for the fun of it. I think it is cute and it would be a fun craft to make with the kiddos.
I found the mop heads at Dollar Tree. They are a great item to buy and keep in your craft stash. As you can tell, they make a pretty cute Santa beard! I did coffee dye mine because I love the rustic look. To do this just cut the strands off the base, and soak them in a bowl of coffee for about 10 minutes. You can either air dry them over night or you can put them in the oven to speed up the process. Make sure to bake them at the lowest possible temp. and do not forget about them, whatever you do!
If you can’t find the mop heads, then I would suggest picking up some Spanish moss. Spanish moss also makes a pretty cute beard. I’ve use this moss on a few of my Santas. You can see what they look like here: SCRAP FABRIC SANTA, SANTA LEANER.
Ok, Let’s get started with this craft. We will start with a list of materials you will need to complete this fun project!
- Red oven mitt – You can find these at Dollar Tree
- wood bead
- Material for the hat – I bought an old shirt from Goodwill!
- Mop head or Spanish moss – Both can be found at the Dollar Tree
- 2 black buttons
- Blush & Q-tip
- Microfiber car cloth – This can be found at Dollar Tree. I coffee dyed mine.
- Large bell – You can find a pack of these at Dollar Tree
- Hot glue gun & Glue Sticks
Step 1: First, cut out a piece of burlap for the face and glue it to the oven mitt. Use two pieces because you will be able to see some of the red coming through the holes in the burlap if you only use one. Don’t glue the bottom half of the burlap down to the mitt just yet because you may need to trim it when you add the beard.
Step 2: You are going to start the hat in this step, but you will need to finish it a little later. Use a mens shirt, I bought mine at good will, and rip out the center. This gave me a long square of material. Glue the shirt onto the front of Santa’s head so the shirt material meets the burlap material. Pull the material up and flip Santa over to the back. Glue the material down and also glue up the seem some. You can get a better idea of this by watching my video tutorial on YouTube.
Step 3: Next, let’s glue the beard in place. As I said above, I used a mop head from Dollar Tree and coffee dyed it. If you can’t find one, try using some Spanish moss. Lay the mop head in place first. Once it looks how you want it to, go back through and glue it down. To give a more finished look, glue a strand of the mop head around the edges of the beard.
Step 4: Now that the beard is finished, you can start on the face. Glue two buttons in place for the eyes. Next, take a wood bead and glue it in place for Santa’s nose. And you all know we need to add some roses cheeks! To do this, dip a Q-tip in blush and apply it to the burlap in a circular motion.
Step 5: Let’s finish up Santa’s hat. To do this, stuff the top of the hat with some plastic bags, this will give it some volume. Next, pull the had down to meet the them and tie a piece of twine at the end of the hat material. Trim the excess material. Glue a bell onto the tip of the hat and tie on a twine bow. Then hot glue the tip of the hat to the thumb.
Step 6: Make a loop out of burlap and hot glue it to the back of the Santa. This will allow you to hang the santa somewhere cute!
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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