I wasn’t kidding about getting into the Christmas spirit earlier this year! Leyna and I were in a crafty mood this week, so we threw together this SUPER SIMPLE Santa wall hanging that not only came together quick, but it makes a BIG impact, AND it only cost about $15.
Ready for a tutorial?? This brings me so much joy, y’all. I really missed this kind of stuff while we traveled.
What You Need To Make Your Santa Wall Hanging
1 12″ or 14″ floral hoop– I used a 14″ but feel like it’s a touch bigger than I wanted it to be. Got mine at Michaels for less than $4 before discounts.
1 Santa hat– Look in your attic, Goodwill, or the Dollar Store! I got this plaid one for $5 from H-E-B (TX grocery store)
1 skien fuzzy, chunky yarn (approx 32 yards+)– Mine is Chunky Luxe Big by Loops & Threads from Michaels. It was $10 before discounts.
1 red pom pom or a wooden bead painted red- This is optional, but I think he looks really cute with a little red nose.
A tape measure or ruler
Hot glue gun
* Michaels accepts Hobby Lobby coupons, and HL almost always has a 40% off one item coupon you can easily pull up on your phone. I used that on my yarn.
Start by measuring out your yarn to 12-14″, then double it up.
So this piece would be roughly 28″ stretched out but keep the pieces doubled up after you cut them.
Cut your entire skien- you’ll use it all. Do keep one piece aside for the mustache. If this is a short piece that’s leftover- that’s perfect. You don’t need one as long as the beard pieces for that.
Place your yarn under the hoop with the bent end inside the hoop.
Pull your cut ends up over the hoop and through the loop of yarn at the top.
Tighten and pull down.
Repeat and repeat until you fill up your beard. Push pieces together as you work your way out.
It should look nice and fluffy and full when you’re done.
Give it a little trim. You’ll probably want to do this again when you hang it. I wasn’t super precise. Just trimmed the pieces that seemed out of place.
You might be able to tell I turned the hoop over. The knots are on the front now. I just preferred that, but if you like it the other way, that’s fine! Hot glue the nose to the center.
I took my last piece of yarn and cut it to two smaller pieces, then twisted them together a bit before hot glueing them just below and up around my red pom pom nose. I really wanted it to look like his nose was just peeking out the top of his mustache.
The Santa hat looked a little floppy until I stuffed it with a few balled up grocery bags. If you don’t have those, any kind of scrap fabric, old rags, or even balled up newspaper could work.
I wound up just using 2-3 to stuff the base of the hat and left the tip floppy.
From here, I placed the Santa hat where I thought it looked best- a little off to the side- and hot glued it shut and up around where it came in contact with the hoop.
To hang it, I made a small cut in the back of the hat so the nail on the wall could get inside it and rest right under the hoop.
I wouldn’t advise hanging him outside because of how delicate the yarn is, but he glorious inside! He takes up a good amount of wall space and makes a BIG statement.
I’ve made a lot of wreaths and holiday decor over the years, and this Santa wall hanging is definitely the easiest!
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