DecoArt® By the Dozen Santa Ornament
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DecoArt® By the Dozen Santa Ornament

This cute little santa will spread the holiday joy as an ornament, package tie, magnet or adhered to another surface. He's quick and easy to make.

Designed by Julie Gayle courtesy of the DecoArt® Design Team.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint – Santa Red, Snow (Titanium) White , Lamp (Ebony), Black and Flesh Tone
  • DecoArt® Snow-Tex™
  • Woodsies™ Shapes – XXL Heart (1), Medium Hearts (3), Small Hearts (2), Medium Rectangles (4), Small Circles (2) and Small Teardrops (2) Craft Sticks, Mini (2)
  • Permanent Marker, Extra Fine – Black
  • Paintbrush – ½" Flat Brush
  • Emery Board
  • Water Container
  • Wax Paper
  • Paper Towel
  • Toothpicks
  • Glass Jar Wrapped with Ribbon (Optional)

Project Instructions

Paint the wood pieces as shown in the photo.

For the nose, mix a little Santa Red into Snow White paint to create a pink, then paint one small circle pink.

Referring to the photograph, glue the wood pieces together as follows:

Body: Glue one rectangle to each corner of the back of one XXL square.

Head: Glue mini craft stick across the bottom of the red area on the XXL heart.

Glue two small teardrops to the heart above the center "dip", then glue the small circle on top.

Glue the second XXL square on top of the first, then glue the "head" in place at the bottom of this square. Glue the white heart in place (on the arm) at the base of the "head" for the beard.

Glue the second mini stick across the top edge of the square.

Boots and mittens: Glue a small hear behind each end of the "arms." Glue a medium heart behind the ends of each "leg."

Hat trim: Glue the small white circle to the point of the large heart.

Using the end of a paint brush handle paint the eyes. Let dry then, using a toothpick, add a tiny white dot to the upper edge of the black dot.

Paint over the white areas with Snow-Tex™ to create texture for the fur trim on Santa’s suit and his beard and mustache. Let dry then paint over with Crystal glitter paint.

Glue a ribbon hanger or magnet on the back of the Santa, or use him to trim another surface like the glass candy jar shown.


Use the emery board to sand the wood pieces. Paint the edges of the wood pieces first then place on wax paper. Paint both sides of each piece before assembling.