Paint - Delta Ceramcoat:
Fruitwood liquid stain
1/2" wood button for nose
Muslin - 1/2" yd.
Scraps of material
Scrap of greenry or garland
Using Templates A and B, cut santa and his hands out of wood - 1/4" wood if possible for the hands. You will need to tape template pieces A and B together where indicated. Transfer the template lines to the wood. Paint the hands black. Paint santa Maroon, Lt Ivory or White and Med. Flesh where indicated. Paint the wood button with Med. Flesh. Spackle (using old toothbrush) with watered down Lt Ivory paint. lightly apply stain on all surfaces including the button.
Hot glue the nose onto santa where indicated in the template. With either a stylus or a toothpick and black paint, make 2 dots for the eyes. Use a little blush on each cheek.
Cut 8 pieces 3" x 8" out of muslin. Stack them on top of each other and sew about 1/2" in along the 3" side. Cut 6 or 7 strips along the 8" side stopping close to where you stitched. Tea-dye the beard (Tea dying: use about 3 cups of boiling water, add 4 teabags for about 10 minutes. Remove the teabags and put the beard in the hot tea water. Let sit for 30 minutes or longer. Remove beard from tea water, rinse under the faucet until it runs clear, and wring the beard out. Put in dryer and dry completely) Fold the sewn part under and run a line of hot glue on the stitching. Glue to wood along the white line of painted beard under the nose.
Nail or staple the hands onto Santa (see picture for placement). Tie a knot in the center of a 4" x 3/4" piece of material. Bend a 3" piece of garland in half. Hot glue the knot of the material onto garland at the bend. Glue a button on the knot of the material.