Santa Inspired Wall Hanging

5 Materials
$20
45 Minutes
Easy

Do you ever run across a wood piece or frame or vessel and a random craft idea pops into your head? When I created this half round cutout with my business partner, for some reason, I just kept coming back to Santa!


I hope you enjoy this interpretation 💕

What You'll Need:

Here is what I used for this project:

  • 14" Half circle wood cutout
  • Cardboard flap (from an Amazon box)
  • Wood flowers from Oh You're Lovely
  • White yarn
  • Craft acrylic paint and spray paint
Add Yarn!

I wanted to create the illusion of Santa's beard and thought white yarn hanging from the cutout on the half circle would be perfect!


I cut the yarn into approximately 28" pieces but you don't need to measure this exactly as you will shape the beard when you are done by trimming the yarn ends.


Starting at one end of the opening, I created a loose loop with the yarn and pulled the end of the yarn through the loop (making sure the bottom piece of the cutout was in between}. It is a little hard to describe but I looped it around that bottom piece the way I loop a scarf around my neck!

Make a Hat Out of Cardboard and Wood Flowers!

I am not the best freehand artist but since I wanted to cover the entire hat in wood flowers, it was okay!


Start by drawing a Santa hat on cardboard and then cut it out of the cardboard. Now it is time to add the accents and flowers.


While creating another Hometalk tutorial, I had created this really cute holly piece out of hot glue (you can find that blog here!). I thought it would be a perfect accent for Santa's hat so I added that to the corner with a dab of hot glue.


Next, I started to place the flowers (I used 2" marigolds dyed in red). Wood flowers are surprisingly soft and pliable so I was able to kind of squish them together to make sure the full hat was covered. In certain spots, the larger flowers were too big so I added in a munchkin marigold flower.


After everything was in and I liked the shape, I spray painted the white flowers so they blended in with the already dyed ones!

Put Them Together!

Once the spray paint had dried, I simply hot glued my cardboard piece onto the wood half circle! To hang this on a wall, I would add a command strip (the ones without the hook) to the back of the wood cutout.


I really enjoy the somewhat understated, minimalistic (I am normally extra extra so this is very subdued for me!) look of this piece as is. That said, you have so many options for what you can do here! You can paint on a Santa face, add Merry Christmas lettering to the wood (see pic below!), add more greenery...the sky is the limit with your options!


I love the hive mind in this community - would you leave this piece as is or would you add something else? Let me know in the comments!


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