Felt Santa Tree Topper

$4
15 Minutes
Easy

Create a super cute felt tree topper in minutes, for cheap! Fast and easy
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So our blinky color change-y tacky looking clear plastic angel that my sweetheart picked up only lasted a year in his eyes. Whew, good! What to do instead? I saw a flyer with these adorable felt tree toppers, ran right out to get one but lo and behold, none in stock. Sad face.
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Why not make my own? I have all the stuff. Silly me. So I did make one. Happy face! And made it up as I went along based on the photo as I never saw one in person.
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Start with a toilet paper tube or paper towel tube, slide on some donuts made of cardboard. Tack those with hot glue.
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Wrap, trim, wrap the tube in felt, dabbing hot glue on the edges of the cardboard donuts to hold the felt. Make the top a bit cone-ish. Be sure to visit my blog Flipping the Flip at humboldtartdept.blogspot.com for four more quick and cheap Christmas crafts in this post along with all sorts of other great stories!
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I added popsicle sticks inside to help hold everything up. Yup, hot glue again.
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Fold a piece of felt in half, trim a triangle then either stitch it or hot glue it together to make his hat. I added a white pom pom on the end and a 5/16" nut inside to keep the hat bent.
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Glue hat to body. Start worrying you've made a creepy weird elf trapped in a sleeping bag.
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Cut a half round shape of felt for his face, glue that puppy on.
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Then with pom poms, make his eyes and nose. With either white felt or something more floofy extravagant, trim a strip to ring his hat and larger piece for his beard.
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With black satin ribbon, I made his belt. With some wired mini gold tinsel I had around, I fashioned his buckle. He's not perfect but he's darn cute and close enough to the original!
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There he is, all adorable, basking in the sun atop his new high perch. Even the hubs liked him!
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Be sure to click the link below for details on the Santa tree topper plus these *four* other crafts I made in this post!
Becky at Flipping the Flip

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