DIY Santa crafts are a fun way to prepare for the holidays. If you're searching for crafts to help you make some homemade gifts, or for a project to complete with little ones, I hope you'll find what you're looking for right here.
Each of these crafts are fun, cute and creative, and a lovely way to celebrate the festive season with a little Santa cheer.
Here you'll find all kinds of crafts from carry bags, to centerpieces for your festive table, framed art pieces to candles, and ornaments to Christmas stockings.
So why not grab your measuring tapes, glue guns, red felt and imagination, and we're off with a little Christmas crafting.
Table of Contents
- DIY Santa Sign Tutorial (Believe)
- DIY Santa Wine Glasses Votive Candle Holders
- Santa Suit Christmas Hand Towels
- Santa Gnome From a Cone
- DIY Wine Bottle Santa
- Santa Belt Votive Candles
- DIY Painted Santa Logs
- Super Adorable DIY Mini Santa Belt Cups
- DIY Santa Starfish Ornament Craft
- DIY Christmas Topiary With Santa Hats
- Vintage Santa Photo to Print and Frame
- No-Sew Sock Santa Craft
- Cute Santa Bag For Christmas
- Felt Santa Ornament - Free Template
- Santa Seashell Ornament DIY
DIY Santa Sign Tutorial (Believe)
Why not create your very own Santa sign to hang on a wall, or display on a mantle.
This is a fun art project for young and old alike.
This jolly old Santa was designed by Artsy Chicks Rule
DIY Santa Wine Glasses Votive Candle Holders
These creative candle holders are made using hand painted wine glasses.
The wine glass is painted and decorated and then turned upside down to hold a pillar candle, or ir can be used as a votive holder.
This wonderful craft was contributed by The Frugal Navy Wife.
Santa Suit Christmas Hand Towels
Here's a crafty sewing project to help you create a delightful hand towel for your guest bathroom at Christmas time.
All you will need is a red dish towel or hand towel, a thick black ribbon, plus some gold or silver decorative ribbon, together with a small amount of white fur fabric.
You can check out the complete craft and sewing tutorial on Crazy Little Projects.
Santa Gnome From a Cone
Here's a cute little gnome all dressed up in his Santa suit. This no-sew holiday gnome pattern is made using a styrofoam cone.
I love this fun take on traditional Scandinavian gnomes for Christmas. You just have to love this cute little guy.
You'll find all the details on the Ruffles and Rainboots website.
DIY Wine Bottle Santa
If you like to give gifts of wine to family and friends then this cute craft may be just for you.
Vicky Barone teaches how to make a decorative presentation for wine bottles by crafting a red felt Santa suit to dress up each gift.
Many thanks to Vicky for sharing her creativty with us this year.
Santa Belt Votive Candles
Here's a fun seasonal candle craft.
Decorate a trio of votive candles to look like Santa's belt.
You can get creative and add a little glitter to this project.
Many thanks to Craftaholics Annonymous for this lovely craft.
DIY Painted Santa Logs
Transform some ordinary wooden logs into festive Santas and snowmen with a little paint and your imagination.
These fun and festive decorations will become annual favorites for your DIY home decor plan.
You'll find a detailed tutorial on how to create these adorable log figures on the Hip 2 Save website.
Super Adorable DIY Mini Santa Belt Cups
Black ribbon, some fancy crafting buckles and red plastic cups come together to make these creative cups for Christmas.
This adorable craft is super easy, and fun for little ones - just a little supervision needed if using a glue gun.
Thanks to Cutefetti for this festive craft.
DIY Santa Starfish Ornament Craft
If you're looking for a unique craft with a seashore theme, then this Santa Starfish Ornament may be just what you need.
This is a perfect craft for anyone living by the ocean.
All you need is a starfish, red, white, nude and black craft paints, paint brushes, a paper plate, a hot glue gun and some ribbon.
This clever idea is the brain child of Glued To My Crafts.
DIY Christmas Topiary With Santa Hats
Are you looking for an impressive festive centerpiece for your holiday table? Then, this may be the craft for you.
Mini Santa hats and glass vases are transformed into Santa themed topiaries.
This craft involves a few steps, but nothing is too difficult. And the good thing is, that once you create your Santa topiary, it can be used year after year.
This lovely craft was submitted by the DIY Candy blog.
Vintage Santa Photo to Print and Frame
A vintage image of Santa Claus is framed for display in your home, and the good news is that the print is available for free from the Dream a Little Bigger blog.
This Victorian style image will add an old world theme to your Christmas decorations.
No-Sew Sock Santa Craft
This cute little Santa is made from a cozy, warm, red sock. Plus the good news is that there's no sewing involved at all.
This is a fun project for little ones, and perfect for homeschooling activities, or for teacher supervised school art classes.
This cute craft was submitted by the Easy Peasy and Fun blog.
Cute Santa Bag For Christmas
Here's a cute homemade Santa themed tote bag that can be used as a carrier or as a gift bag.
The bag features a black Santa belt and a white fur edge at the bottom.
I hope you like this super cute Christmas bag, that's not too difficult. You do need to be able to use a sewing machine for this one however.
Happy Christmas sewing from the Crazy Little Projects blog.
Felt Santa Ornament - Free Template
Here's an ornament tutorial with a template that's free to print. Plus this craft involves no sewing.
These little Santas are lovely for gifting or are wonderful festive additions to any Christmas tree.
These little guys can be made in a variety of colors and look great when strung together to form a garland.
This creative tutorial is from the Fleece Fun blog.
Santa Seashell Ornament DIY
Our final Santa craft brings the beach to your Christmas tree.
This delightful Seashell Santa is super easy to make, and can be made using a variety of different size shells.
This craft submission is courtesy of Down Redbud Lane.
And there you have it - a selection of fabulous homemade DIY Santa crafts to help you celebrate the holidays this year.
I hope you find a craft that's perfect for you.
A big thank you to all the amazing bloggers who contributed their work and photographs to make this post possible. I appreciate the links for their detailed instructions, photographs to pin, and tutorials.
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Have a wonderful, happy and peaceful Christmas.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
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