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Easy Wood Santa Figure

Simple wood shapes and acrylic paint become a funky Santa figure with decorations and a bag of gifts. This Santa is perfect for the mantle.

Easy Santa Figure


DecoArt Products Required
Americana Acrylics

  • DA170 - Santa Red
  • DA212 - Deep Periwinkle
  • DA235 - Citron Green

Dazzling Metallics


  • 6 flat brush
  • 12 flat brush
  • 0 liner brush
  • white boa
  • 3x4" bag by Bag Its
  • chenille stems: gold and white
  • scissors
  • wire cutters
  • fun foam
  • low temp glue gun and glue sticks
  • craft wire
  • toothpick
  • water container
  • paper towels
  • palette or plastic plate
  • tracing and transfer paper
  • pencil
  • Styrofoam flat bell shape
  • small Styrofoam ball
  • small dowels
  • wooden tree by Lara's Crafts
  • moon shapes by Lara's Crafts(4)
  • star by Lara's Crafts
  • small wooden bead
  • Santa's Hat Pattern


  1. Trace and transfer hat pattern onto fun foam and cut out. Roll foam into cone shape and secure with glue.
  2. Basecoat as follows: head - Flesh Tone; body and moon shoes - Deep Periwinkle; nose - mix of Flesh Tone and Santa Red; tree - Mistletoe; two dowel sections - Citron Green; short dowel section - Glorious Gold. Let dry.
  3. Use 6 flat brush and Santa Red to paint vertical stripes on body. Let dry.
  4. Use brush handle end to dot hat and body stripes with Glorious Gold and ornaments on tree with Citron Green, Deep Periwinkle, and Santa Red.
  5. To assemble: Cut toothpick in half. Push one end into head. Secure with glue. Push other end into top of body and secure with glue.
  6. Push dowel legs into body bottom. Adhere two moon shapes to each dowel each.
  7. Adhere star onto hat and hat onto head.
  8. Adhere gold dowel onto tree, chenille stems across bottom of body, and boa beard and nose onto face.
  9. Wrap craft wire around neck to form arms. Adhere tree to one arm and bag to other.
  10. Use brush handle end to dot on eyes with Titanium White and Lamp Black.

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