Santa Dolls as Christmas Decoration

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


  • scraps of paper (the stiffer the better :)
  • colored gift-wraps
  • cotton, wool
  • thread and needle
  • sketch pens
  • scissors
  • glue and cellotape


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


  4. Cut a piece of paper (get a colored paper or color a white paper) in circular shape to make the head of Santa.
  5. Glue cotton on the face to make Santa's hair and beard.
  6. Draw his eyes with a pen.
  7. Make a hole on top of the cone to tie the thread for hanging the doll from the tree.
  8. Then stick the head on with glue in front of it.
  9. 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 24, 20110 found this helpful

So adorable! I would have never thought of something so sweet and clever!


Blessings, Robyn

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