I saw this $40 santa beard from Oeuf last week and thought to myself (as I often find myself thinking), “This is totally DIYable”. This project takes only about 10 minutes to make, and under $2 in supplies. Your child will love to play dress up as Santa for hours afterwards, making a list of naughty and nice behaviors seen around the house, collecting toys and wrapping gifts. After you cut out the initial shape, it’s totally a project kids can help with. Henry and I often do a tag team (“I’ll put the glue dot, you add the cotton ball” kind of arrangement).
It’s made with fabric, so it’s totally re-useable, I’m planning on packing ours into our Christmas box after the holidays for re-use next season.
Here’s what you’ll need for supplies…
Supplies: White cotton fabric (medium-heavy weight), Cotton balls, Scissors, hot glue, elastic, pen, sewing machine or stapler
Step 1: Cut out a Santa beard shape on the fabric ( I drew it first on paper since I’m a pretty bad artist)
Step 2: Cut it out, leaving room for the mouth in between the mustache and beard
Step 3: Cut a piece of elastic about 12 inches long (measure your little one’s head first) and sew or staple it onto the ends of the mustache like so:
I didn’t care so much about the staples showing since they’ll be covered anyway.
Step 4: Hot glue or fabric glue cotton balls onto the Santa beard.
That’s it! Let it dry so it’s not hot and let your little one ho ho ho his or her way around the house