Do you love handcrafted ornaments? I sure do. So the 6th day of Christmas is one of my favorite days. Can you believe I will show you how to make a Santa from a soda can?
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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!
The two cans were rescued back in the summer when visiting a friend in the hospital. I just don’t drink soda. But I have had this on my mind when we had a can of ginger ale. I had to wait a long time to show you this little guy.
The first step is to carefully crush the can so the round top is showing. This will be the face. Well before that rinse out the can so creatures don’t move in. Take the pull tab off and paint in gold. Then put aside.
Tape off the round part of the can with the opening. This will become the face. Spray paint the can red.
Making sure it is thoroughly dry you can pull off the taped area. Glue on the wood button above the opening. That is the nose. Paint it the face color of your choice. Glue on the wiggle eyes.
Get the pull tab back out and thread the black ribbon through like a belt buckle. Use Tacky glue to glue the belt around Santa’s waist.
Cut pieces of the batting for Santa’s beard. If the batting is thin layer it to make it thick looking. That is what I had to do.
The real cotton balls are rolled. Unroll them and glue around the top of Santa’s face. It is the top of Santa’s hat. And apply to the bottom of the can. And don’t forget to glue the pompom to the top of the hat. Finally, glue a little piece of red ribbon on the back of the hat so it can be hung on the tree.
Now I am telling on myself. I keep thinking Santa was missing something but I couldn’t figure out what. Have you guessed it? His eyeglasses. I quickly twisted a piece of wire into the shape of glasses and glued them on. Snip the sides with wire cutters if the sides are too long. That’s better, isn’t it?
Finally, it is done. I think it looks so cute on the tree. How to make Santa from a soda can is an easy craft. So easy that I think he needs Mrs. Claus by his side. What do you think?
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