Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 Days of Christmas

Hi there dear and very special friends!!!! Happy December 1st!!!! I hope the beginning of the Holiday Season finds you healthy and very happy!!! I am thankful for each and every one of you!

BethieJ over at Papertrey Ink suggested that we have our own version of the 12 days of Christmas and I thought it would be fun to play along!!! For the next 12 days, I will be posting ideas for Christmas goodies, gifts and decorations!! I hope you don't mind if I post a few of my favorites along with my new ideas!!! Check out the PTI forums for more ideas!! The people at PTI are amazing!!!!

Day 1:

A visit from the Jolly Old Head Elf Himself!!!

Here is a quick and easy tutorial to make your very own Santa Ornament:


Patterned Paper cut in a quarter circle:

Wood Beads

Curly Doll Hair

Pom Poms


Decorative Cording or Ribbon


Hot Glue Gun

Holly punch


  1. Draw a face on your wooden bead with a marker. It doesn’t have to be perfect as most of the face will be covered with the Jolly Old Elf’s beard.
  1. Attach decorative cording folded in a loop to the top of the bead with hot glue. Make sure your cording is longer than the length of the Old Man’s hat with enough at the end to hang. (see picture for reference). Be sure to use your hot glue liberally so that the bond will support the bead.
  1. Roll your quarter circle into a cone and glue with hot glue. Attach to the bead with hot glue.

  1. Cut up the doll hair and attach to the bead in sections with hot glue.This is a very random process; keep adding hair until you like the results. Straighten a little piece of hair and add a little glue above his mouth and fill in his mustache. Trim beard as desired.

5. Embellish with a little felt, holly leaves and berries and a white pompom

Thanks for stopping by!!!!
See you tomorrow for more 12 days of Christmas!!!


Ted said...

Haha how adorable is he! :) Love the little curly beard. Very cute, Kristii! :)

BethieJ said...

Kristii he is the CUTEST!! What a FUN idea.. I think I must run to Michaels and get a few supplies! THANKS for sharing the tutorial!
THANKS for playing along on the 12 days of Xmas!
Have a GREAT day!

Brandi said...

This is so stinkin cute!

Melissa said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

He is just ADORABLE!!! My girls would love to make that. Heck, so would I!! Thanks so much for the tutorial. :)

Monica K. said...

Very cool project! Thanks for showing us a tutorial too! :)

Natalie said...

cute cute cute!!!! love the step by step photos!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to your other ideas.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

He is sooooooooooooooo cute cute cute Kristii!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)