I know, I know. The title is a strange one. Fabric bolts and Santa don't really go together. But, perhaps they should. Remember how I posted about being excited about these....
Trash! I was excited about trash. I was shopping at the Lobby of Hobby (I felt like a traitor as I'm employed at one of their competitors) and I saw these sitting by the counter ready to go in the trash. I know the sales associate thought I was a bit strange but I had to have them. So, with her hesitant approval, I rescued them. And, I was happy!
I have a project in mind for the other four but I snagged one to make a quick Santa for my door.
Here's what I did....
Step 1: Take your bolt and glue on a wooden nose. I was whipping this together quick so I didn't even bother to paint it but you totally could.
Step 2: Get some yarn, I like natural, un-dyed cotton, and loop it into small sections. Tie off each section on one end and then cut the loops on the end (not shown). Next, using a glue gun, I attached all the yarn sections under the nose.
Step 3: I kind of forgot to take pictures of the rest of the steps but basically I just gave him some bangs - because Santa needs bangs, of course! Then I added some eyes and fashioned him a quick hat. The hat was all put together with fabric scraps and just hot glue. No sewing! Oh, and then I added some Christmas greens and berries for decorations.
That's it. See, fun decorations can come from unexpected things like trash. (I had to put that on here because my family doubted me - Ha! They were wrong!)
Also, at first I added braids and knots to his beard. I liked the knots but not the braids so much. I ended up un-braiding them after the photo was taken. So, my point, braids are optional. Maybe dreads would have looked cool - you know, for a really hip Santa!