Loraine enjoys making crafts and sharing the projects she’s developed. Her crafts include pictured, step-by-step tutorials, and templates.
A Christmas Craft for All
You'll enjoy making this Santa craft using a creamer bottle as Santa's body. I think the shape of the creamer bottle just begs to be used in crafts as you'll see with this Coffee-mate Santa.
This Coffee-mate Santa is easy to make and is a super cute Christmas decoration. It is also super inexpensive, which makes it a great project for kids. So, start saving your creamer bottles early and schedule family time for making Santas. This Christmas craft project is definitely a Christmas craft for all ages.
Supplies You'll Need
- Coffee-mate bottle 16 oz.
- Craft paint: flesh
- Felt: red, white
- White yarn
- 2 black chenille strips
- 2 small black sequins
- 1 small red sequin
- Black Sharpie marker
Merged PDF files: Santa coat, sleeve, trimmings, beard, and hat
Wash the Coffee-mate bottle. Print out patterns and cut from felt as directed on the pattern pieces.
Paint the bottle cap with flesh-colored paint. Let dry and give it a second coat of paint. Glue the red felt coat piece to the bottle with the straight edge at the bottom. Overlap at the center front and glue.
Overlap and glue the slits so the top of the coat follows the contour of the bottle.
Center and glue the white front trim over the front coat. Glue the white bottom trim piece around the bottom of the bottle with the overlap to the center front.
Glue the white trim pieces to the bottom edges of the sleeve. Twine the two black chenille strips together, and roll up the ends into mitten shapes.
The chenille strip should be slightly longer than the length of the sleeve piece so the mittens show a little. Overlap and glue the back of the sleeve.
Reference the picture and glue the sleeves to the back of Santa's coat.
Glue the felt beard and mustache on Santa's face.
Wrap white yarn around a piece of 8" x 4" of cardboard. I pulled the yarn from the center of the yarn hank, that's why it is wavy looking. Pull the yarn off the cardboard and tie a short piece of yarn around the center. Position the center of the yarn on the bottle cap and glue the yarn across the cap to form the beard. Trim the yarn to the shape of a beard. Add pieces of yarn where needed. Make another smaller bunch of yarn, tie in the center, and glue above the beard to form a mustache.
Form another bunch of yarn to glue across the top of the cap to form Santa's hair.
Add additional yarn to the sides and back for hair. Trim if necessary.
Glue the white trim on the red hat piece where indicated. Glue the back of the hat, fit on Santa's head and glue. Shape the top of the stocking hat, glue in spots to hold the shape you want. Glue the red sequin above Santa's mustache and the two black sequins above and to the side of the nose.
Using the black Sharpie, make stitch marks around the trims of Santa's coat and hat. Hang small Christmas trims to the ends of Santa's hands. I made a wreath from some wire star garland and tied three small bells together for the other hand.
Questions & Answers
Question: Did you use hot glue or regular glue for the Santa craft from a creamer bottle?
Answer: I used hot glue making this project.
Question: Did you cut slits in the red felt so the Santa craft forms to the creamer bottle?
Answer: Yes I did cut slits in the red felt. Check the images in steps 2 and 3, you can see the slits.
Question: How do you make the arms for the creamer bottle?
Answer: In steps 5 and 6 it shows how to make the sleeves and how to shape the chenille strip for the arms. The chenille strip is then placed inside the sleeves before adding to the Santa.
© 2012 Loraine Brummer
Do you make Santa crafts for Christmas? - or leave a comment
anonymous on November 25, 2012:
maybe i don't know.