These Christmas holiday photo props are fun for family gathers, as well as taking some candid shots of your own children.
Aeris thought that the santa hat and beard props were hilarious. And Ephraim couldn't stop laughing at her! I think I'm going to use some of these photos for my own Christmas cards.
Follow the tutorial to make your own!
For printable version:
Just use foam board to back the images for durability, then add some dowel rods with hot glue! too easy!
For the felt version:
2 9x12 sheets of red felt
2 9 x 12 sheets of brown felt
2 9 x 12 sheets of white felt
scrap of red glitter fabric (optional)
1 large sheet of poster board (cereal boxes will work just fine!)
cooridnating embroidery thread
4 dowel rods
Santa Hat Instructions:
1. Cut 2 Santa hat templates of red felt. Cut 1 of the white pom poms of white felt. Cut 1 of the white hat trims of white felt. Cut 1 poster board support of the hat shape, a bit smaller than the outline.
2. Glue the poster board to the wrong side of one of the red hats. Layer the second hat on top, then the white parts on top of that. Sew around the edges with a blanket stitch.
3. When I would get close to closing up the fur parts of the hat, I added some stuffing to make these parts a bit poofier.
4. After the hat is sewn, use some hot glue to secure the dowel rod to the back. Place a small rectangle of felt over the exposed glue on the dowel rod just to give it a nicer finish.
Santa Beard Instructions:
1. Cut 2 beard templates of white felt.
2. Begin by sewing a blanket stitch around the mouth with white embroidery thread.
3. As you sew around the perimeter of the beard, add the stuffing a bit at a time.
4. Attach the dowel rod to the back.
1. Cut 2 antlers of brown felt. Cut 1 antler of poster board.
2. Sew around the perimeter with a blanket stitch, stuffing as you go.
3. Attach the dowel rod to the back.
Rudolph Nose Instructions:
1. Cut 1 nose from the felt or sparkle fabric. Cut the smaller circle of red felt.
2. Sew a gathering stitch around the perimeter of the nose fabric. As you pull the thread taught, add a bit of stuffing.
3. After your thread is secured, glue on the dowel rod and cover the opening with the circle of felt.