Guests will love this adorable Christmas decoration. Santa falls headlong into a pot of poinsettias. Little does he know that he's sitting on a Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener!
- STYROFOAM Brand Products:
- 1- Ball, 2.5"
- 1- Ball, 4"
- 1- Renuzit Adjustable Air Freshener
- 1- 4" Clay Pot, 3.5" High
- Acrylic Paint: Red, Beige
- 1- 6" x 9" Piece Red
- 1- 1" x 2.5" Piece White
- 1- 1.5" x 2" Piece Green
- 1- 1" x 1.5" Piece Beige
- Plush Felt:
- 1- 2" x 7.5" Piece White
- 1- Pair 2" Black Boots
- 1-1" White
- 1- .5" Red
- White Curly Doll Hair
- 1- 15mm Wiggle Eyes, pair
- 1- 2.625" Octagon Doll Glasses
- 1- Silk Poinsettia Bush
- Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- Metal spoon
- Paint brush
- Tracing paper
- Craft glue
- Craft stick
& BODY: Place Renuzit Air Freshener in clay pot. Using metal spoon,
carve out inside of large ball of STYROFOAM to fit over Renuzit. Paint
large ball Red, small ball Beige. Let dry. Insert toothpick into head
ball. Position head onto body to resemble Santa that has just fallen into
pot. Tack glue around toothpick to attach to body. Cut 1/2" x 5 1/2"
strip plush felt. Glue strip to body beginning at bottom edge of ball and
continuing up the center front under chin.
Roll and glue 1 1/2" x 3" piece red felt into cylinder with 1
1/2" sides slightly overlapping. Cut and glue 1/2" x 3"
strip of plush felt to end of sleeve aligning raw edges. Repeat for other
sleeve. Glue sleeves to body 1" on either side of white strip.
Trace and cut two mittens from green felt according to pattern. Glue
mittens inside top edge of sleeves, thumbs up.
Determine position boots would be on the fallen Santa. Press boots into
foam to make an indentation, remove, apply glue, and nestle back into
Glue red pom to center of face for nose. Position and glue wiggle eyes to
face. Using craft stick, apply white craft glue across bottom front of
face. Gently fluff curly hair and place into glue, slightly overlapping
curls. Spot glue and add more curly hair as needed. Glue small amount of
curly hair above eyes for eyebrows. Cut mouth from red felt; mustache from
white felt; and ears from beige felt according to patterns. Glue mouth to
face 1/4" below nose. Glue mustache to bottom of nose. Position
glasses on head. NOTE: Stems may need to be cut shorter. Glue ears to
sides of head. Tack glue glasses behind ears.
Cut 4 1/2" square from red felt and round off one corner. Roll felt
into cone and glue slightly overlapping edges. Cut 1/2" x 7 1/2"
strip from plush felt. Glue to bottom edge of hat, aligning raw edges.
Glue white pom to top of hat. Fold hat point slightly to one side. Tack
glue in the fold, pinch fold from inside of hat until secure. Place hat on
surface behind pot to show that Santa had a great fall!
Trim individual poinsettias from bush. Glue stems inside of pot with one
in back of pot peaking over Santa's shoulder. Bend stems at the front of
pot to resemble squashed flowers. Glue additional poinsettia leaves around
top edge of pot. From remaining red felt, trace bottom of pot onto felt,
cut out, trim as needed, and glue to bottom of pot.
- GEL REPLACEMENT: When the original gel is depleted, simply replace with a new air freshener. For future projects: if your project base is decorated, remove dried gel. From a new container, remove new, non-toxic gel, then slip it over the post of the decorated base and reposition the decorated topper.