Make a table top or tree top Santa with felt and a feather boa


I saw this Santa in a magazine spread sitting on a chair in someone’s living room. I think theirs was made from paper but I made this one from felt so it will hold up over the years.  Santa is cone shaped and is made from felt and then trimmed with a feather boa. I used hot glue so there is no sewing and is really easy to make.  I added a list that has the names of all my grandchildren on it.  This can sit on a tabletop or be used as a tree topper.


  • Red, black, and white felt. You will need about a half yard of red but can use felt squares for the black and white.
  • stiff iron on Pellon
  • white feather boa
  • 2 black paper fasteners for eyes
  • hot glue


Step 1.

From the red felt cut out the cone shape and the sleeves. (#1)  From the white felt you will cut out the beard/head piece, the moustache, and the larger of the two banner pieces.  (#2, 4, and 7.) From the black felt cut out two mittens and one of the large banner pieces which you will cut slightly larger than the white piece. (# 3 and 7) You will also need to cut out a piece of stiff pellon from the cone piece.


Step 2.

Iron the piece of Pellon to the back of the cone piece. Use hot glue to close the seam in the back as shown.


Step 3.

Glue face on as shown above. Next you will cut a circle and stitch it on the face as shown for the nose. Glue on the moustache and add two black paper fasteners for eyes. I spread some glue on the beard and moustache and covered it with glitter.


Step 4.

Attach arms to sides of cone and then glue the mittens to the underside of sleeves as shown.

Step 5.

Center the face/beard on the front of the cone and attach with hot glue. Cut a piece of the white feather boa that fits around the top above the eyes and secure it with hot glue.

Step 6.

To make the banner cut a piece of fabric paper from the smaller of the two banner pieces and using rubber alphabet stamps spell out Merry Christmas or whatever message you would like.  Cut a piece of black felt that is slightly larger than the bigger of the two banner pieces. Next you will layer the black felt first, then the white felt, and then the fabric paper. Secure each layer with hot glue and then place it near the bottom as shown. Cut another piece of white feather boa that will fit around the bottom. Attach it with hot glue.


Step 7.

Type up the names you want on the list (I used my grandkids names) and then print them up on fabric paper. Cut it out in a strip and then roll the edges as shown. Attach to the mittens.



About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.