Felt Santa Claus with Kunin Felt

A Cute Santa Claus made with Kunin Felt.

While at the Creativation Show last January in Phoenix,

I saw an adorable Gnome project at the Kunin Felt Booth made entirely from felt.

I fell in love with the project and knew immediately that I wanted to make it over into a

Santa Claus to make with the ladies during my annual Sue’s Holiday Workshop.

(I asked the Gnome’s designer Debra Quartermain and got her blessing.)

Here’s Debra’s Gnome Project and PDF Pattern on the Kunin Felt Blog.

I only changed the directions a little bit to make the Santa Claus.

Here’s what I used:

  • 9″ x 12″ Kunin Red Corduroy Felt
  • Kunin White Craft Felt
  • Two Small Pom Poms
  • Beacon Fabri-Tac Adhesive* or Felt Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or Marker for Tracing
  • Gnome Pattern
  • Tan Marker
  • Small Wood Snowflake painted white

Directions:

  1. Download and print the Gnome Pattern from the Kunin Blog.
  2. Trace pattern pieces onto red and white felt and cut out.
  3. I made my Santa Hat a little larger than the hat used on the Gnome pattern.
  4. Roll red hat into a cone and glue.
  5. Glue white pom pom onto the tip of the hat.  You may need to snip the tip before gluing.
  6. Roll Santa body into a cone and overlap ends and glue.
  7. Lay beard in place on body.
  8. Place hat over beard (refer to picture) and adjust if needed.
  9. Glue both pieces into place.
  10. Glue mustache pieces to beard.
  11. Lightly add a little color using the tan marker to a white pom pom.
  12. Glue pom pom to the center of the mustache.
  13. Cut long, thin strips of white felt.
  14. Glue strips of felt onto the top brim of the hat and onto the bottom of the Santa body.
  15. Glue wood snowflake onto the Santa hat.

A special thanks to Debra Quartermain and Kunin Felts for this adorable project.

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Simple Vintage Christmas Cards

Simple Vintage Christmas Cards

Last week-end at my annual Holiday Workshop we made several Christmas cards using the

“Simple Vintage Christmas” Collection from Simple Stories.

I’m a big fan of vintage Santa’s and fell in love with this collection.

It was so much fun to work with.

I was able to keep the cards fairly simple with only a few embellishments and ribbons

because the images were so beautiful.

I picked up the cute snowflake embellishments at Hobby Lobby.

This one I made into a gift card holder.

Simple Vintage Christmas is a great Holiday Collection.

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Sue’s 2018 Holiday Workshop

Registration is now open for Sue’s Holiday Workshop… 

Saturday, November 10th 

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sue’s Holiday Workshop is a great jumpstart into the Holiday Season and…a good way to spend quality time laughing and creating with friends.

For the card makers…This year we will be making even more cards and tags using the “Simple Vintage Christmas” Collection from Simple Stories.

For the Holiday Crafters… We will be making a cute Felt Santa, Rae Dunn Inspired Ornaments, Wood Holiday Sign and Bonnie will be teaching you how to make an adorable Origami Star.  (Additional Holiday Workshop Samples pictures coming soon.)

The cost of the Holiday Workshop is $45…
which includes your workshop supplies*, hot lunch, yummy cookies and lots of prizes.  (Did I mention every wins a prize?)

Sue’s Holiday Workshop will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church,
200 S. Main St., Washington, IL  in my church’s large Family Life Center.
Great lighting and plenty of space to spread out.

It’s going to be a fun day.

Invite a friend and reserve your spot today.
RSVP: suesholidayworkshop@yahoo.com

Payment is due by Nov. 1st.

Sue’s 2017 Holiday Workshop

Join me for a fun day of Holiday Crafting…

Sue’s 2017 Holiday Workshop

Saturday, November 18th

10-2 p.m.  in Washington, IL

COST:  $45

Sue’s Holiday Workshop is  a great jumpstart into the Holiday Season and…

a good way to spend quality time laughing and creating with friends.

In this years Holiday Workshop we will be making…

  • 10″ x 10″ Stenciled Wood Holiday Sign

Several designs to choose from and you get to keep your stencil when your done.

  • Crazy Christmas Sweaters…this is were you get to let your inner fashion diva shine.

  • A Merry Little Post it Note Holder

  • Holiday Cards and Tags (of course)

Cost of the Workshop includes

  • Hot Lunch with Yummy Desert
  • Lots of Prizes (did I mention that everyone gets a prize?)
  • Workshop Supplies   (a basic supply list will be sent at a later date)

for more information or to reserve your spot email me at suesholidayworkshop@yahoo.com

Space is limited.

Save the Date…Sue’s Holiday Workshop

It’s that time of year again.

Just wanted to give you a heads up to save the date for my Holiday Workshop in November.

A lot of fun projects in the works.

More information coming real soon!

(FYI…The Polar Bear Postcard was made using PicMonkey)

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Christmas Cards using Paper House’s “Home for Christmas” Collection

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Planning on making Christmas Cards this year?

I thought I’d share a couple of the quick and easy layered cards that we made in my Holiday Workshop.

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The Joy to the World card uses:

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I used the Merry Christmas Tag from the Glitter sheet on the inside of the card.

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For the Peace Card I used:

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On the inside of the card I used:

  • Winter Snowflakes Washi Tape from Little B LLC
  • the Snowman from the Home for Christmas Cardstock Stickers

 

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And then, just like that… it was over.

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Sue’s Holiday Workshop is the start to all my favorite Christmas activities.

It’s something that I look forward to every year.

Just like Christmas, so much time and thought goes into planning.

And then… just like that, it’s over.

I was so lucky to be able to spend the day with these lovely ladies last Saturday.

They are such a fun and special group.  I appreciate each and everyone of them.

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This year, I believe…the Frosted Winter Window was their favorite project. 

I know it was mine.

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As always… I intend on taking a lot of pictures.  (but, I get too busy and forget.)

Always a fun day!  Till next year.

Thanks Again Ladies!