Here comes Santa Claus: Six Santa crafts celebrate . . . Santa!

I’ve made my list and I’ve checked it twice, and these six Santa crafts are definitely on the “nice” list. Each Santa Claus craft uses a different technique so there’s something for everyone and no one needs to pout. You can make a felt Santa, fabric Santa, paper Santa, air-dry clay Santa and even a birch bark Santa. Click on any of the photos for the project instructions.

One of my favorites is the all-white Crystal Santa by Debra Quartermain. Debra’s Crystal Santa is made from paper and is trimmed in feathers and snowflakes.

Santa Claus paper crafts

White Crystal Santa by Debra Quartermain

The Scandinavian Felt Santa & Elf have an old world charm and are designed by Kathleen George. Since they’re made with felt and glued rather than sewn, you really can make this Santa in an afternoon.

how to make a felt Santa

Scandinavian Felt Santa & Elf by Kathleen George

I feel calmer every time I look at the Birch Bark Father Christmas. Clad in birch bark and trimmed in moss, this woodland Santa could tame a deer – or soothe frantic Christmas spirits.

how to make a natural Santa from birch bark

Birch Bark Father Christmas by Kathleen George.

Pull out your favorite paper crafting supplies to make Rebekah Meier’s Retro Santa Paper Collage. Holiday papers, brads, tags, and trims make a cute Santa who is perfect for perching on the mantel, window sill, small shelf, or even a tabletop.

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Retro Santa Paper Collage by Rebekah Meier.

If you’re looking to craft an heirloom Santa, this Round & Jolly Folk Art Santa made with air-dry clay is one to treasure. I’ve seen similar Santas in catalogs for big bucks, so hang onto your cash and DIY this one!

DIY a folk art Santa with paper clay

Round & Jolly Folk Art Santa by Rebekah Meier

Here is one more favorite of mine – Sleepy Santa by Debra Quartermain. I imagine this is how Santa looks after pulling an all-nighter delivering all those toys. He’s tired, clutching a cup of coffee, and dressed in his robe, striped PJs & reindeer slippers!

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Sleepy Santa by Debra Quartermain.

There are more Santa’s on, so if you’re still looking for that perfect Santa, be sure to check out the collection.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic response to our Golden Noodle Christmas Topiary Tree. I’m happy to announce that Colleen B. has won two STAK Trees and a craft apron. Please contact me with your mailing address, Colleen.

Happy Christmas crafting!


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5 Responses to Here comes Santa Claus: Six Santa crafts celebrate . . . Santa!

  1. Lisa Malachinski says:

    Those are all wonderful. I could use Santa’s nap right about now.
    Love all the fun things you are showing us.

  2. Katiria says:

    That sparkling white santa looks fantastic

  3. I love Santas! Thanks for sharing! I had almost forgotten about the Crystal Santa I designed! Such great projects can be created from STYROFOAM brand foam, HO HO HO! Noodle Topiary my favorite!

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