Scrap Wood Santa
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Scrap Wood Santa

Scrap Wood Santa 

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Anyone who knows me knows that Christmas is my jam. So I knew I wanted to show you all how to make this scrap wood Santa. We made this on live a few weeks ago. Until I figure out how to upload my videos to my website you will have to watch it on facebook.


  • Scrap piece of wood (Mine was 5 1/2 inches wide X 21 7/8 inches long)
  • red paint ( I used acrylic but just about any type of paint would do!)
  • sanding block
  • Antiquing paint or stain (optional)
  • Coffee dyed flour sack or any scrap tan colored material you may have
  • Material for the hat (Coffee dyed Mens button down shirts work great for this! You can find tons of them at the good will!)
  • White Microfiber car cloth from Dollar Tree ( I use this around the rim of the hat)
  • Spanish moss ( You can also fin this at the Dollar Tree and 1 pack should be plenty!)
  • Different sized buttons ( 2 for the eyes and 3 larger buttons for his coat)
  • twine
  • 1 Jingle bell
  • Brown gift tag and Christmas stamp
  • sprig of pine
  • red and green pipe cleaners (you only need 1 of each)
  • cinnamon stick
  • 1 wood bead for the nose ( A coffee dyed pom pom might work too.)

How to:

Step 1: The first step to making this cute little guy is painting! paint entire board red and allow it to dry. Once dry, take a sanding block to it and rough up the edges. Next, antique the board. There’s two different ways to go about this

Method 1: Dip a very small amount of antiquing paint ( I like waverly brand) on to a paint brush and brush with quick strokes. Make sure to pay extra attention to the corners and edges. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. I also want to note that it is best to start on the back until you get the hang of it.

Method 2: Another way to antique your wood is using an old rag and stain. Dip the tip of the rag into the stain wipe it on the wood and then quickly wipe it off with another old rag. You may want to use gloves to do this as it is very messy!

Step 2: Next is the hat and the start of the face.

For the hat I just cut a square of material out and hot glued it to the board. I then took a thin strip of a car rag I found at the dollar tree and glued it to the bottom of the hat. You will see this better in the picture below. I then tied the top with a piece of jute and trimmed off some of the excess material, you will see this below also.

The Santa face is super easy! Just cut a piece of material in a half circle. My scissors were dull so my half circle is looking a little sad in this photo, haha. Some great options for the face would be muslin, flour sacks (you can find these at Walmart with the tea towels), and I think burlap would work nicely too!

Step 3: Now it start to get fun! I used some Spanish moss I bought at the dollar tree to make a beard for Santa, it worked perfectly! I like to add the beard before adding the eyes. That piece of scrap laying beside Santa is what we are going to use for his “coat”.

I already added the coat to Santa, I’ll explain that in the photo below. But for now I wanted to show you a close up of Santas face so you could see all the details. While I made this guy on live you all said you wanted a nose.. so I added one! I have to say the nose is starting to grow on me!

Step 4: For Santa’s coat I just ripped a strip of fabric about 1 1/2 inches wide. You can make this as wide or thin as you want depending on the buttons you have. Like I said, I never measure anything, LOL. I glued the fabric down the middle of Santa and tucked the top part under his beard. Next, I glued three buttons onto the strip of fabric. Once that was finished I embellished with pine, a candy cane, and a cinnamon stick. I glued those on and then tied a piece of twine to act as Santas belt.

Candy Cane– To make the candy cane I just twist a red and white pipe cleaner together. I then cut them the size I want and shape them into little candy canes.

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 

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