Tired of making the same old boring gingerbread houses this holiday season? Here is a fun and easy way to spice up holiday craft making – duct tape Christmas ornaments! Since I have already made a Santa ornament I will share with you how to make one yourself.
Duct Tape Santa Ornament
Items You Will Need:
-Duct Tape in these colors – White, Black, Red, Green (dark or neon green – depends on your personal preference), Tan/Beige
-Exacto knife (I use a retractable knife because it is very easy to sketch with)
-Ornament hooks (cheap hooks or even wire will do)
Using your exacto knife and your self-healing mat, cut a piece of tan/beige duct tape that measures roughly 2 inches x 2inches.
Now cut a piece of red tape that measures approx. 2 Â½ inches x 2 inches. Using your exacto knife cut the red tape long ways into the shape of a Santa hat. Stick this red piece on top of the tan/beige tape – overlapping by about a quarter of an inch.
Cut a piece of white tape about the same size as the red piece from step 2. Sketch out a fluffy lining for Santa’s hat. Basically you want to cut out a cloud shape. Then cut out a white circle. Attach the long, cloud-like piece to the bottom of Santa’s red hat and then place the white circle on the top of the hat.
Cut out another 2inch x 2inch piece of white tape. With your knife, sketch out a mustache for Santa. Grab your red tape and cut out 3 very small circles. *Cutting out tiny circles can be difficult and might take a little bit of practice. Assemble your mustache onto Santa’s face. This may take a moment because you may want it straight or slanted — choose what looks right to you! Once the mustache is in place, stick your red dots on for cheeks and place one above the center of the mustache as Santa’s nose. Cut a small piece of black tape off the roll. Now cut out two small black circles. Place these circles above Santa’s red nose to make his eyes.
Cut a 3 inch piece of white tape and stick it down onto your self-healing mat. Now carefully peel up Santa’s face and hat – beginning with the bottom of the face and peeling upwards so that it all comes up in one big piece. Now place this piece onto the white duct tape you have already taped down. The white tape is going to be Santa’s beard. Once you place Santa’s face onto the “beard” you will need to cut out a beard shape. Make it fluffy and cloud-like just like the bottom of Santa’s hat.
Using your red tape, cut out 3 more small circles. You will also want to cut out Santa’s mouth. For the mouth I made a diamond shape with half being square and the other being rounded. The squared sides fit nicely beneath Santa’s mustache but depending on what your mustache looks like your Santa mouth may be different.
Using either dark green or neon/light green tape you will need to cut out 3 small mistletoe-shaped leaves. Make the ends very triangular. Place these onto Santa’s hat. Then stick your 3 small red circles from the previous step in the middle of the leaves to create berries.
Peel Santa up off the self-healing mat just the same way you did when creating his beard in step 5. You will need to flip Santa over. Once he is face down on the mat, cover the sticky back with any color tape you desire. I used red tape.
Flip Santa back over. You will have a lot of tape overlap. Using your exacto knife you will need to CAREFULLY cut off all of the excess duct tape. I found that placing the knife into each groove, cutting outward and then slicing along the rounded edges made it easy to remove the excess. It is tough to explain so pay careful attention to my photos which should help!
Your Santa duct tape ornament is almost complete! The final step is the easiest – get out your ornament hook or piece of wire and poke a hole through the top of Santa’s hat. Bend the hook so that the ornament is secured. Place your Santa ornament on your tree and enjoy!