In the late 90’s and early 2000’s I used to run a little Christmas shop in Santa Fe, NM. It was there that I first saw the reproductions of antique holiday decorations from Germany. It was love at first sight! The spun cotton ornaments, glass shapes, paper-pulp candy containers and the vast array of whimsical carving captured my imagination. My Antique Santa Ornament is inspired by enchanted Christmases past where holiday decorating was done with carefully crafted handmade treasures that were kept from generation to generation.
These little Santa’s are made with felt, cotton batting, card stock, and old-fashioned style pipe cleaners.
Let’s Get Started!
Print Out Your Pattern
Guidelines For Printing This Pattern
This pattern will not print the correct size! Each piece is labeled with the correct dimension. Make the image larger, don’t worry if the heading runs off the page. 135% is a good guess.
Antique Paper Scrap Faces
Guidelines For Printing Ephemera
You can print this on a full sheet of 8.5 x 11 piece of glossy photo paper or indicate a 4 x 6 piece of paper (in your print settings). Always set the print quality to high.
Gather Your Supplies
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I like to glitter and dry my cotton batting before I use it. Pro tip; I spray with glitter blast, sprinkle on a combination of course + iridescent glitter, and seal with the spray. It works great! Don’t want to buy all of this? Substitute with Glue and glitter.
Cut out all of the pieces. All of them are felt accept for the one labelled card stock. Cut a thin strip 1/4″ strip of cotton batting. With scalloped scissors, trim the 5″ x 1″ pieces.
Make Your Base
Attach The Legs
Find an extra chenille pipe cleaner, cotton ball & bell. Drop in the bell, Curl up the pipe cleaner and then glue it inside of the base. Once that is cooled, attach the two legs. Fill in with part of the cotton ball.
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