- Age Guideline: 10 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Thick Wire, a Wire Hanger, or a 5- to 6-inch macrame ring
- White Fabric
- 2 Black Buttons
- 1 Red Button
- Craft Glue
- Wire Cutters
Cut a 16- to 18-inch piece of wire. Form it into a circle and twist the 2 ends together. Secure the twisted wire with tape if necessary. The twisted section will be the top of your wreath. Of course, if you use a macrame ring you don't need to worry about this step.
Cut 2 pieces of monofilament, each about 12-inches long. Tie them into a cross shape through the center of your wire circle. Cut three more pieces of monofilament, each about 8-inches long. Thread them through the holes in the buttons. Tie them onto the monofilament cross as shown in figure 1. Trim off the ends of the monofilament. Secure the buttons into place with a dab of glue.
Cut several strips of fabric about 1/2-inch wide and 12-inches long. The amount needed will vary from project to project, and also it will depend on how full you want Santa's beard to be.
Start at the bottom of your wire circle. Fold one of your fabric strips in half and hold the top loop behind the wire circle (figure 2). Pull the two ends of the fabric strip over the front of the wire circle and stick them into the fabric loop (figure 3). Pull the ends to make this knot snug (figure 4).
Continue attaching the fabric strips in this manner until you have fabric strips hanging from about 2/3 of the wire circle covered. Push all the knots close together so you cannot see the wire.
To finish off your Santa, all you need is a hat! Cut a Santa hat out of felt. You can use this coloring book page as a pattern if you like. Glue the hat to the top of the Santa wreath. For a hanger, cut a 6-inch piece of fishing line, and glue it the the back of the hat.
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