This just in: Santa has been involved in a snowboarding accident. Reports suggest an altercation between Father Christmas and a still-resentful Rudolph resulted in the former taking a tumble down a rather steep run. After gathering much speed–and snow–St. Nick’s bowl full of jelly now looks more like shaved ice. Mrs. Kringle says her husband will be fine just as soon as she thaws him out.
Whether your snowboarder is extreme or just extremely clumsy, this ornament is sure to put a smile on his/her face.
- craft felt–red, black and white
- one small pompom
- white yarn to make a large pompom OR one large, purchased pompom, about 2 1/2 in diameter
- hot glue gun and glue
Cut a fan shape from the red felt, about 3″ wide and 1 3/4″ tall.
Cut four boot shapes from the black felt, about 1″ x 1″, and two strips from the white felt twice as long as the top of the boots.
Cut four mitten shapes from the red felt, about 1″ x 1″, and two strips form the white felt twice as long as the cuff of the mitten.
Next we’re going to place a small scrap of felt between two of the boot shapes to act as ‘stuffing’, which gives them more dimension. Put a bead of hot glue around the seams and fold the white strip around the ankle, also gluing into place. You’ll want to repeat this process for the other boot as well as the two mittens.
Curl the red fan into a trumpet shape and hot glue the seam shut. Add a strip of white felt around the brim and the pompom to the top with a bit of hot glue.
Hot glue the Santa pieces onto the pompom that you either made or purchased in the appropriate configuration. (It’s best to start with his hat to gauge the placement of the other four pieces.)
And there you have it: Snowboard Accident Santa. At least he didn’t break anything…that we know of.