DIY Santa Ornament

These handmade Christmas Ornaments are fun and easy to make. Even the smallest member of your family can make one! You only need a few supplies to create these adorable Santa ornaments.

I love pulling out our ornaments year after year, remembering when we made them together, where we were living, aka stationed, when we bought them, and seeing those special school ornaments the kids made throughout the years. I’ll be cherishing these until I’m old and gray!

This year, we decided that it was time to bring back the red and white Christmas decor into our home. For the past three years, we have been decorating with darker, moody colors, so I thought it would be nice to make our last Christmas in Camp Pendleton, CA, a traditional red and white Christmas. It’s been ages since the last time we decorated with red, so I’m very excited this year.

Hands down, these are the cutest Santa ornaments hanging on the tree this year. Just look at these little faces with their pudgy noses and rosy cheeks. It doesn’t get any sweeter than this.

Making these Santas is easy, and if your child uses a low-heat glue gun, they can make them with little to no assistance.
Younger kids will need some help cutting and gluing, but that’s all part of making magical Christmas memories together.

I want to thank my sweet friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello for hosting this Christmas Ornament blog hop! For more Christmas ornaments make sure to check out the links at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Ready to make your own? You don’t need much! (I love crafts that only use a few supplies.)

You’ll need:


  1. Start by drawing your basic Santa shape: Use a pencil so it’s easy to erase mistakes. Draw the hat first, then the face and beard. Once you have drawn the shape of your Santa, start by painting the face. I love using the color sunkissed peach acrylic paint by Apple Barrel for the skin.
  2. Using the white acrylic, paint the beard and hair.

NOTE: The acrylic paint dries pretty fast, so you don’t have to wait to paint between each layer.

3. Paint the hat red.

4. Paint the rest of the body red.

5. Using the same red, paint a little triangle for the mouth. Then, hot glue the small round wooden ball.

6. Working in small sections go over all the white paint with Mod Podge and then sprinkle the glitter over the Mod Podge. Make sure you don’t get any Mod Podge on the red paint.

7. Paint two eyes using the black puff paint. Then use a fine paint brush to paint Santa’s eyebrows.

8. Cut off 1/2 inch of the top to make room for the ribbon and pom pom. Hot glue the ribbon on the tip then hot glue the white pom pom.

That’s it! How darling are these Santa ornaments?

Creating this cute Santa ornament is a simple DIY project that anyone can do. It’s the perfect accessory for your Christmas decorations, whether you place it on your tree, your dining table, your coffee table, your mantle, your bookcase, your entryway console, or your countertop. Happy crafting!



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  • Julia of Cuckoo for Design
    November 29, 2023

    These are adorable and easy to make. Love them! Happy Holidays!

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    • paintmepink
      Julia of Cuckoo for Design
      November 29, 2023

      I’m so glad you liked them, Julia! Happy Holidays sweet friend!

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  • Cindy
    November 29, 2023

    These turned out absolutely precious! Love the sparkles on Santa’s beard! Pinned

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    • paintmepink
      November 29, 2023

      Thank you, Cindy! I love the sparkles too! Happy Holidays sweet friend!

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  • jen hadfield
    December 5, 2023

    OMG the cutest ornaments! Thank you for joining us! I pinned your adorable ornaments to my Holiday board to share. I love your ideas!!


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  • Jen
    December 7, 2023

    Oh my gosh. I think these are just the cutest things I’ve seen. So fun and so creative. I love them. Pinned!

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  • Beth
    December 9, 2023

    These Santa ornaments are ADORABLE and I love the sparkly beard!
    I’d love for you to join us over at the Creatively Crafty Linky Party every Wednesday through Sunday
    Followed and Pinned!
    Creatively, Beth

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  • Krista
    December 10, 2023

    These are so sweet and adorable, I love them! Merry Christmas, Norma!

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