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Coffee Creamer Santa


Coffee Creamer Santa



Author BIO:
Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial mother of four children. She and her husband live in southeastern Wisconsin. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine. Subscribe to her free holiday newsletter, Family Holidays, by sending any email message to holidays-on@mail-list.com   or by visiting her website at http://familycorner.com/ 

Copyright 2000, Amanda Formaro

Ho Ho Ho! As Christmas quickly approaches, do you find yourself in need
of some new decorations? Instead of running out and spending yet more
money, look around your kitchen for the perfect holiday craft.

You will need:

Empty plastic CoffeeMate creamer container
several scraps of red or burgundy material
scrap pieces of white fun fur
2-3 handfuls of Fiberfil
12" length of gold cord
miniature toys and/or presents
2 small bunches of plastic holiday greenery with flowers
flesh colored acrylic paint
pink acrylic paint
small paint brush
hot glue gun
black marker
black ballpoint pen


Peel label from empty creamer bottle, wash and dry. Paint face area with
flash colored acrylic paint. Set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of the red fabric into a triangle, about 6" x 6" x 6". Place
the fabric, wrong side up, flat down on the work surface. In the center
of the triangle, put a small amount of Fiberfil, stretch out the Fiberfil the length of the triangle. Starting at one side, roll up into a cone shape so that the Fiberfil gives the hat enough body that it
won't flop over. Hot glue in place. Cut a small scrap of white fun fur
and attach to the top of the hat. Hot glue the hat to the top of the creamer lid, stretching extra fabric to cover lid. If you do not have enough, simple glue the hat in place and cut a few scraps to cover and
fill the gaps on the lid. Using a long scrap of fun fur, glue the brim of the hat in place.

Cut a large rectangular scrap of the red fabric, approximately 8" high
by 15" long. Glue the fabric around the body, with the crease in the
back, out of sight. Glue in place. Cut two more strips of white fun fur, approximately 12-14" each. Starting at the top of the red material, in the front of the Santa, glue strips in place as trim for the jacket. Glue all the way around the body. Trim any excess fun fur and red material and glue stragglers in place.

Use Fiberfil, glue on Santa's beard. Begin just under hat brim where ear would be, work your way completely around the face and back up to the other "ear". Draw on eyes with a black marker. Draw a small oval for the nose with a black ballpoint pen. Dab sponge into pink paint and blot off
extra onto a paper towel or newspaper. Continue blotting until almost all paint is gone. Gently dab remaining pink onto Santa's cheeks. Add a
touch of pink to his nose.

Santa's Bag
Cut an 8" x 4" scrap of red material and lay, wrong side up, on the work surface. Place a small handful of Fiberfil in the center of the
rectangle. Fold one 8" edge over the Fiberfil, fold the other 8" edge
over the top of that, and glue in place. Gather the long ends up so that the Fiberfil is now the center of the bag. Tie with gold cord. Glue on plastic toys and/or presents to top of bag. Tuck and fold rough edges of
material to make bag look attractive. Glue the bag to the front of
Santa's body.

Finishing Touches
Hot glue a couple of sprigs of holiday flowers and greenery toward the bottom of the creamer bottle. Bend and twist as necessary to make it
look as if Santa is standing near the foliage.


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