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Easy Christmas Crafts: 5 Point Star Santa Ornament


A piece of stiff paper, cardstock or poster board and small pieces of felt become this fun and whimsical 5 point star Santa ornament.

This would be a great group project especially if the goal is several of the ornaments.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament finished and on display

Easy Christmas Crafts: 5 Point Star Santa Ornament Materials and Tools:

  • Craft felt - small pieces of red, white, antique white, pink, cashmere and black
  • Stiff paper, cardstock or poster board (I used 48 pound paper)
  • White yarn - 10 to 12 inches
  • Glue (I used a Tacky Glue)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil (oops, forgot to include in picture)
  • Pen (forgot this too)
  • Pattern - 5 Point Star Santa Ornament

Take a look at the simple materials and tools shown here. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Christmas Crafts: 5 Point Star Santa Ornament:

Print the 5 Point Star Santa Ornament pattern.

Cut around the plain star shape.

Draw around the star pattern on stiff paper, cardstock or poster board.

Cut the star background.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 1 cut star

This step is optional depending on how thick the background paper is.

Fold the star with "mountains" along the star points and "valleys" in between the points. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 2 fold star

Cut out the beard and mustache from the patter as one piece and the red suit including the belt as another piece.

For the rest of Santa, use the pattern as a guide.

Cut the red suit from the red craft felt but only be exact on the neck portion.

Cut extra felt around the rest of the pattern.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 3 cut red suit

Flatten the star (if you folded it).

Glue the red suit over the star.

Be careful not to glue all the way to the edge at the "hands" and "feet." 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 4 glue red suit

Turn the star over and trim away the excess felt using the edge of the paper star as a guide. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 5 trim edges

On the right side, use the red suit pattern to trim the edges at the "hands" and "feet." 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 6 trim hands and feet

Use the beard and mustache section of the pattern to determine the angle at the bottom of the antique white craft felt for the face.

Just trim the bottom angle. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 7 head shape

Glue the antique white craft felt over the whole of the top point of the star. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 8 glue head

Turn the star over and trim away the excess felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 9 trim head

For Santa's beard and mustache, use the pattern to cut the shape from white felt.  

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 10 cut beard

Glue the beard and mustache's white felt over the antique white craft felt matching the edges and the point. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 11 glue beard

Match a straight edge of the white felt to each arm and glue.

Turn the star over to cut away the excess felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 12 glue hands

Place a piece of red felt with a straight edge over the top of the "face" for Santa's red hat.

Glue the red felt to the antique white felt.

Turn the star over and trim away the excess red felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 13 glue hat

Cut a strip of white felt roughly 1/4 inch wide and longer than the hat's bottom edge.

Glue the white felt strip to the edge of the red to make the white band around Santa's hat.

Trim the edges. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 14 glue and trim hat band

Cut a small circle of white felt and glue it to the top of Santa's hat. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 15 cut and glue pom pom

Cut a strip of black felt 3/8 inch wide and longer than the distance across the star for Santa's belt.

Glue the black felt to the red felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 16 cut and glue belt

Trim the edges of the black felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 17 trim belt

Place a straight edge of black felt over each of the two legs.

Glue the felt in place.

Turn the star over and trim away the excess felt. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 18 glue feet

Cut a small rectangle from the cashmere craft felt 3/8 inch wide and 1/2 inch long.

Cut out the center to make the belt buckle.

Glue the belt buckle over the belt.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 19 cut and glue belt buckle

Cut a small scrap of red felt for Santa's mouth.

Cut a triangle shape for the top and curve the bottom. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 20 cut and glue mouth

Cut a small circle of pink felt.

Cut the circle in half.

Glue one on either side for Santa's cheeks.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 21 cut and glue cheeks

Use a pen to add Santa's eyes. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 22 add eyes

Turn the star over.

Fold a piece of yarn 10 to 12 inches long in half.

Glue the cut ends to the back of the star behind Santa's hat.

Use a scrap of white felt to help secure the yarn ends in the glue.

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 23 glue loop

If you folded the star, reshape the folds to add dimension to Santa.

The thickness of the felt will prevent the folds from being as sharp as the paper by itself. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 24 shape star

Add the 5 Point Star Santa Ornament to your decorations for a smile or two or three. 

5 Point Star Santa Ornament step 25 hang to display

This fun and easy ornament takes very little time, materials and tools. 

Have fun making one or many!

The 5 Point Santa Ornament would be a great project to do with children, but it's also great for the young at heart.


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