It’s so close to Christmas and if you’re like me, you inevitably forget that one coworker or neighbor you should have got a gift for. These Santa ornaments are quick, easy and look festive on any tree.
What you’ll need…
- Clear ornaments in your choice of size and shape
- Paper in your choice of color (I went with the traditional red)
- A pencil
- Hot glue gun
- Puff paint in your choice of color for the buckle (I chose a glittery silver)
First you need to cut your paper into a trips. I’d recommend a quarter inch for lost ornament sizes. It doesn’t have to be perfect and you can do them as wide or as thin as you want. My strips were 8 inches long.
Once your paper is cut, roll the paper around a pencil to curl it up. You can do this as tightly or loosely as you like. The tighter you curl the smaller it will be. As you curl your straps place them inside the ornament as you go. This will help you determine how many strips you need to do and how much tightly you want to curl them.
When your ornament is filled to your liking, replace the top and measure some black ribbon around the middle. This ribbon will be Santa’s belt. Once you’ve measured, hot glue the ribbon on. I always overlap the ribbon a little. Now that you have your ribbon on take your puff paint and make a square over the ribbon. This is the buckle on the belt. I usually draw my square to hide the ribbon overlap.
Now you’re done! Repeat as many times as you see necessary. I like to give them in sets of 4, two dressed up like Santa and then 2 just filled with another color. If you don’t want to do just plain ones you can always buy rhinestone monogram letters from a craft store to place on the ornament to personalize.
Sit back and relax knowing your last bit of Holiday gifting is done!