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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. Santa and Angel Ornament Finished

 

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

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Approximate Time: less than an hour

Supplies:

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

Supplies for Santa Ornament

 

Instructions:

  1. Take a small rectangular piece of paper and stick a piece of red gift-wrap of the same size on it.
  2. Square piece of shiny red Gift Wrap
     

  3. Fold it in the shape of a cone and stick the edges with glue.
  4. Gift Wrap Cone
     

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  5. Cut off the base. Gift Wrap Cone 2
     

  6. Cut a piece of paper (get a colored paper or color a white paper) in circular shape to make the head of Santa.
  7. Cone and Circle
     

  8. Glue cotton on the face to make Santa's hair and beard.
  9. Santa Face
     

  10. Draw his eyes with a pen.
  11. Make a hole on top of the cone to tie the thread for hanging the doll from the tree.
  12. Santa Ornament 1
     

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  13. Then stick the head on with glue in front of it.
  14. 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. Santa Ornament 2
     

And the Santa's done! Santa and Angel Ornament

 

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. Angel Ornament

 

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

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By Gunja from West Bengal, India Santa and Angel Ornament on Tree

 

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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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