The holidays are quickly approaching and the decorating begins! I have worked on getting the tree trimmed and now I am concentrating on something special. Since children of all ages enjoy the magic of Santa Claus. I thought it would be fun to create a project with him in mind.
This is a few projects in one. It is all based around learning “How to Make Santa Legs”
A trip to Old Time Pottery for some bargains was in my future! I began with some supplies from the bargain area. I found stockings for $1 a piece. That is when the vision came to me. I found some great items at the store. A couple of awesome crates was going to be my base for my project.
You will need these items found at Old Time Pottery:
1 slotted crate
1 solid crate
1 pair of slipper boots
skate stocking gift card holds
Fill slotted crate with red material or paper. Stack crate with solid one one top of slotted one.
This will become Santa’s chimney. It can be used as decoration or for a centerpiece.
Cut stocking across heel
Now you will have two openings
cut noodle in half and feed into stocking
With white fur down insert into boot
Stuff with fiberfill all around to give it form
fill crate with fiberfill to look like snow and use to secure legs
position legs to look as if Santa was falling into the chimney
For an added touch I attached gift card skates to twine to make a bunting for the chimney
These stocking can be filled with candy, gifts, or gift cards for extra fun
I love the way this turned out! It has so many uses. Another way you can use the legs are by putting them into a pot for the porch or just inserting them into your tree!! Endless possibilities!
Thanks Old Time Pottery for having so many choices!!
Nothing goes to waste. The crates can be used for later as storage.
Ho Ho Ho!
Happy Holidays from Dreamingincolor!