Here are directions on how to make a yarn winter hat Santa garland. This is a jolly garland to add to your Christmas decorations.
I didn't plan to share how to make a yarn winter hat Santa garland but after several people asked me to send them directions I thought maybe many others would like to make a yarn beanie hat Christmas decoration.
So let's get started making this easy yarn DIY Christmas decor project.
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HOW TO MAKE A YARN WINTER HAT SANTA GARLAND
To begin let's gather all the supplies you will need to make this Santa beanie hat garland. Once you have all your materials we will get started.
- Red yarn
- White yarn
- Pink mini pom pom
- Floral wire
- Cotton balls
- Wood beads (I found these in the jewelry section at Michaels)
- Glue gun and glue
- 2 locking pliers
- Wire cutters
- Small book (one side is 3 inches and the binding is 1/2″)
- Toilet paper roll or paper towel roll
CHRISTMAS SANTA YARN GARLAND DIY
STEP ONE: CUT PAPER ROLL
Take your scissors and cut 1/2″ on the paper roll. Go ahead and cut 5 pieces off if you are planning to make a 55″ long Santa garland.
STEP TWO: CUT 30 RED YARN PIECES
Then lay out the yarn on a table.
STEP THREE: THREAD AND TIE EACH YARN
Pull it taught and make sure the yarns are not overlapping. The neater you make this the cleaner the hat will turn out. Repeat this step all the way around.
STEP FOUR: PUSH YARN THROUGH HAT
Now push all the pieces of yarn through the center of the paper roll. Use your fingers to smooth it out as much as possible.
STEP FIVE: HAT POM POM
Then trim the pom pom on Santa's winter hat.
STEP SIX: STUFF THE HAT
Isn't this winter hat adorable! Now stuff two cotton balls inside the hat. This really fills it out and makes it look like a beanie.
Now you have a winter beanie hat. You can make a garland of the hat or add a beard to make it St. Nicholas.
STEP SEVEN: SANTA'S BEARD
Santa's beard is basically the step on how to make an easy bottle brush tree DIY.
STEP EIGHT: CUT YARN
STEP NINE: TWIST YARN
Next, place another piece of floral wire on top and using the locking pliers on each end twist in opposite direction. Twist as tight as you like until it is a good fullness. Remove the locking pliers and smooth down the yarn to one end.
STEP TEN: COMB AND TRIM BEARD
Then take a comb and brush out the yarn so it frays the ends and makes it look more like a beard. Trim any crazy pieces unless you like the crazy look. LOL!
STEP ELEVEN: ATTACH BEARD
Next bend the top end of the beard.
Then glue it inside the hat around the edge and in the middle on the cotton ball.
STEP TWELVE: ATTACH SANTA'S NOSE
Last use the glue gun again and glue on a pink mini pom pom ball for a nose.
STEP THIRTEEN: SEW SANTA ON GARLAND
This last step is very easy. If your garland is 55 inches long then add 11 beads between each yarn Santa. If it is longer or shorter you will need to add and subtract beads between Santa's.
Next sew through a winter hat and out the other side then add 11 more beads. Continue this until you have all the Santa's on the garland.
And guess what? You are finished!!
Tie knots in the ends and hang your yarn Santa garland anywhere. We hung ours on the hutch in our kitchen.
If you are wondering how I hung my Christmas garland I basically nailed tiny fine nails into the top of the hutch and placed the loop I just created on the end of the yarn over the nail.
Fun places to hang your winter hat Santa garland is on your fireplace mantle. Here are lots of Christmas mantel ideas. Another fun place is on mirrors like your mirror in your bathroom. Or you can hang him on furniture or a hutch.
Thanks for joining me and I hope you enjoy your Santa garland.
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