Soda Can Santa Claus Ornament

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Don’t you love handcrafted ornaments? Whether they are ones you have made? Or those your children have created. Each one is so special and unique. Today I will show you how I made an ornament from a soda can. I created a soda can Santa Claus.

The first thing I did after washing out the can is to crush the can by stepping on it, taking care to make sure the top of the can faces out. Pull off the tab and paint it gold. Set aside. After the can is ready use painters tape and a small piece of paper to tape off the face. Spray paint the can red. It may take several coats.

When the paint is thoroughly dry remove the paper that is taped to the Santa face. Glue on a 5/16 wood button.  Paint it in the skin tone of your choice.  Glue on the wriggle eyes. Take flexible wire and create glasses for Santa. Then glue over the eyes. I forgot about the glasses until I was done.  

Santa’s belt is a piece of black ribbon. Remember the pull tab that is painted gold? That is the belt buckle. Thread the ribbon through and glue on the can.

Use thin batting pieces cut in the shape of Santa’s beard and moustache. You may need to double it. It depends on the thickness you use.  

Next up is the hat and bottom. Take 100% cotton balls for Santa’s hat. Unroll and glue around the top of Santa’s head and around the bottom of the can. Glue a piece of red ribbon on the top of Santa’s head for the hanger. Then glue a white pompom on top of the ribbon.  

Isn’t he the cutest little Santa? Keep checking on the blog for Mrs. Claus.

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