DIY Santa Ornaments
I have a fun and easy project for you for your Christmas decor. These DIY Santa ornaments are super cute, quick, and affordable! I know that many of us get our holiday crafting done early in the season but these would be great to make up at any point during the season. You can even use them as stocking stuffers (or hang them on your tree of course!). After a long day of work and family time, it’s so nice to have a few minutes for ourselves. It’s even better if we can do something that is relaxing and rewarding. What could be more satisfying than turning out some beautiful homemade ornaments?
This weeks Crafty Project are these darling little Santa Head Christmas Ornaments! The German glass glitter that I used really makes the star ornaments sparkle and shine… and the glitter will tarnish over the years to have that perfect aged patina that we all love. Of course you could substitute with regular glitter if you prefer.
For this project, I’ve included a High Resolution printable of the Santa Heads. These were some tiny antique Victorian scrap pieces from my collection, I made them in a couple different sizes for you, in case you have other projects that you would like to use them for. They are such beautiful Christmas illustrations! Of course you may have your own project ideas that you want to use these for as well, and that’s totally fine.
DIY Santa Ornaments Supplies:
- Small Paper Mache Stars
- Santa Printable (Grab it above!)
- Silver Glitter (I like German Glass Glitter!)
- Foam Brush
- Elmer’s School Glue Gel
- Metallic Tinsel Trim (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
I used some small Paper Mache stars that I had on hand but you can usually find these in almost any craft store or online.
Steps for making the DIY Santa Ornaments
Step 1: Apply the Glue Gel to the Stars using a Foam Brush, and then sprinkle with the Glitter to coat evenly over the star. Then allow them to dry.
Step 2: Next print out the Santa heads onto some plain white card stock.
Step 3: Cut out the small heads (small scissors usually work the best) and then glitter the edges of the Santa heads.
Step 4: Hot Glue the Santa heads on to a small loop of tinsel, and then hot glue them to the stars.
Love these, what a cute idea. Doesn’t everyone love Santa?
The images are adorable, and look so perfect and like Christmas in your project. Thank you so much for sharing the images and the project.
Oooh, vintage Santas, they are great, thank you so much.
TracyMB @ Crow's Feet Chic says
These are wonderful Karen… thanks so much for the Santa noggins! 🙂
These Santa Ornaments are Adorable! Great Idea. Thanks so much for sharing! BTW I have two boys on the Autism Spectrum. My oldest has Aspergers and my youngest is diagnosed with mild autism. I read that you have a child with Aspergers too. Makes for interesting days huh? LOL I’ve just recently started a blog with my own clipart and graphics and some vintage stuff too. I will go ahead and put your button on my site to draw some traffic your way but I’m still so new right now I don’t have much traffic to send. LOL
Have a great Thanksgiving!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
These are amazing! They look like something you’d find in a German Christmas market.
Its All About Creating says
I’m thankful for you.
SALTBOX TREASURES says
Hi. Love these! I’m going to put one of your Santa heads on a paper cone.
Thanks for all the great graphics!
La Table De Nana says
Wonderful idea..and all the faces so interestingly Santa:)
The Santa heads are so cute!!! Thanks for sharing the printable. I appreciate it.
BEAUTIFUL! Thank you! Can’t wait to make these! xoxo
Love them! I was just making some ornaments with your prints too! Angels with pictures from women from your blog. /Users/roosepx/Desktop/P1070586.JPG
Thank you so much for sharing!
Karen, those are so super cute! Thanks for sharing these santa ornaments, the how to and the santa images!
Learning Spanish at 41 says
Nice..and could do this same project with plenty of other graphics you’ve given us!
Dear Girl says
thanks for sharing! i love to have my print outs of santa for making cards! Do u know any vintage fashion magazine or sources?please share if you hv sometime.