FloraCraft Cone Christmas Characters

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Cone Christmas Characters

Do you want to build a snowman? How about a snowman, a reindeer, and santa? Create Christmas cheer with these fun Styrofoam characters.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Snowman:
    Step A:
    Paint two small twigs Wicker White for the snowman’'s arms and set aside to dry. Cut a piece of White felt to cover the foam cone and a 3”" circle from the same felt to cover the foam ball/head.
    Step B:
    Wrap felt around the foam cone and foam ball tightly and trim as needed. Trim excess felt away and glue the felt in place. (For the foam ball pull and stretch the felt, gathering it all to one spot before you glue).
    Step C:
    Glue small beads in place for eyes. Cut a small triangle of Tangerine felt for the snowman'’s nose and glue in place. Cut 14” strips of Red felt for the scarves, adding small slits in the ends for fringe. Tie around the neck of the snowman and reindeer.
    Step D:
    To create the snowman'’s hat, cut a 1-1/2"” circle, a 1”" circle and a 2-1/2”" x 1"” rectangle from black felt. Glue the ends of the rectangle into a ring and glue the ring to the top of the 1-1/2"” circle. Glue the 1”" circle on top of the ring. Glue the hat onto the snowman’'s head and the buttons in place as shown. Inserted the painted twigs where you would want his arms to be.
  • 2
    Santa:
    Step A:
    Cut a piece of Red felt to cover the foam cone and a 3”" circle from the Light Pink felt to cover the foam ball/head.
    Step B:
    Wrap felt around the foam cone and foam ball tightly and trim as needed. Trim excess felt away and glue the felt in place. (For the foam ball pull and stretch the felt, gathering it all to one spot before you glue).
    Step C:
    Glue small beads in place for eyes. Lay four Black chenille stems in the center of the small felt pieces and glue the ends together to form sleeves. To insert the chenille stems for the arms, you will need to pilot a hole through the felt with a craft knife. Cut a small slit in the felt and glue the chenille stem or and twig arms into the foam. Glue White felt trim to the Red foam cones and sleeves.
    Step D:
    To create Santa'’s beard, cut a 2”" x 3"” triangle from White felt. Glue it around the front of Santa’s head, about halfway up. Cut a tiny mustache shape and glue it to the beard as shown. Cut a small oval of White felt to cover the back of Santa'’s head. To make his hat, cut a 4”" triangle from the Red felt and glue into a cone shape. Glue hat to Santa'’s head. Glue a White pom pom to the tip to finish. Cut thin strips of White felt to trim Santa'’s coat and hat. Cut a thin Black felt strip for Santa'’s belt and trim with a Silver chenille stem shaped into a buckle.
  • 3
    Reindeer:
    Step A:
    Cut a piece of Kelly Green felt to cover the foam cone and a 3”" circle from the Light Cocoa felt to cover the foam ball/head.
    Step B:
    Wrap felt around the foam cone and foam ball tightly and trim as needed. Trim excess felt away and glue the felt in place. (For the foam ball pull and stretch the felt, gathering it all to one spot before you glue).
    Step C:
    Glue small beads in place for eyes and nose. Lay four Black chenille stems in the center of the small felt pieces and glue the ends together to form sleeves. To insert the chenille stems for the antlers, you will need to pilot a hole through the felt with a craft knife. Cut a small slit in the felt and glue the chenille stem or and twig arms into the foam. Glue White felt trim to the Kelly Green cones and sleeves.
    Step D:
    Twist a small piece of Brown chenille stem onto the tip of a 3” piece of chenille stem for the antlers. Insert the antlers into the top of the reindeer head.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:few hours + dry time

Project Supplies

  • •Three FloraCraft Make It: Fun Foam 6" Cones & Three 1-1/2" Foam Balls
  • •CPE The New Image Group 36" x 36" Felt Packs in Red, Black, White & Kelly Green as well as a 9" x 12" Sheet in Cocoa, Light Pink & Tangerine
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems in Black, Brown & Silver, White Pom Poms, Small Black Beads, Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun (set to low)
  • • La Petite 4 Hole 1" Black Buttons
  • • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint in Wicker White
  • •Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks
  • •X-ACTO Craft Knife
  • •Small Twigs, Paintbrush, Toothpicks, Ruler & Scissors