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Melinda made this wonderful, whimsical Santa Tree. It would make any yard a real showstopper!
Small toys (search bottom of toy box!)
Toys: Attach long wire to toys so they can be wired to a tree. Spray toys completely with high gloss red paint. If you don't have enough toys, fill in with a few red bows.
Hat: Make the hat from fleece (sort of like an ice cream cone). Glue or staple white batting along the bottom edge. For the pom, cut a large circle of batting, baste around edges and gather. Sew or glue to tip of hat. Add wire to both sides of hat.
Beard: Cut a beard shape from white batting and attach wire to each side.
Belt: Cut a garbage bag open full length. Wrap it around 5" wide cardboard for stability. Cut a square hole from a 5" square piece of yellow fun foam for belt buckle and glue to belt. Attach wire at 18" intervals of belt.
Assembly: Wire pieces to tree or bush as shown in the picture. Or put pieces in Santa's burlap bag with poem.