Santa's Little Helper Ornaments


Santa's Little Helper Ornaments

Give your Christmas tree some elf-esteem this year with the cutest Santa's Little Helper Ornaments. These homemade Christmas ornaments are double the fun. If two is too few, make your house into Santa's Workshop and employ a whole slew of elves for your tree. Honor the men and women who make your gifts by giving them a prime spot this Christmas. Santa will feel at home when he slides down the chimney and finds these adorable, realistic-looking elves from Plaid smiling back at him.

Santa's Little Helper Ornaments


  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Limeade, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Mango, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Nutmeg Brown, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Christmas Green, 2 oz.
  • Apple Barrel ® Colors - Cardinal Crimson, 2 oz.
  • 2 Styrofoam cones – 2 7/8” x 5 7/8”
  • 2 Styrofoam balls – 3”
  • E6000 Glue
  • 2mm foam sheets – green
  • red and white
  • 2 silver tinsel chenille stems
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Butter knife
  • spoon
  • Ruler
  • Large jingle bells – one red and one green
  • 1/8” Flat brush
  • #1 Liner brush
  • 1/8” stencil brush

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  1. Mix one part Mango to three parts Wicker White.
  2. Cut two pairs of ears from foam. Paint ears and Styrofoam balls with Mango/Wicker White mixture. Let dry.
  3. Cut a slit on either side of ball with craft knife. Glue and insert ears. (*project tip)
  4. Paint hair. Add cheeks with dry stencil brush. Paint face details with liner brush and any dots using opposite end of paintbrush.
  5. Measure 3” down from top of cones and cut with butter knife. Slightly scoop out cut end and press in with thumb to smooth out edges.
  6. Paint one cone green and the other red. When dry, paint stripes horizontally and vertically as shown to create plaid.
  7. Glue to tops of heads. Glue chenille stems around bases of hats.
  8. Cut one red and one green foam collar. Add dots to tips and glue to bottoms of heads.
  9. Twist wire around paintbrush handle. Secure jingle bell to one end and glue other end into top of hat

Insert a brush handle or dowel rod into Styrofoam ball to hold while painting. Make sure the hole is at the top of head when painting hair and gluing on hat.


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purfect to do with the grandgals

This would be so much fun to do!!!

Great craft to do with kids.

How adorable!

cute :)

haha...these are darling

I'd like to make this craft with my students to take home for Christmas! Thanks!

Oh my goodness, this is so cute!

I think this would be a perfect project to do with my Camp Fire Group!!!!

these are adorable- saving for a future reference when I need them!

I will be making this for sure.

cute elfs!

These remind me of a stocking I had as a kid. It had an elf on it!

hehe these are adorable, we are having our first christmas in our apt this year and these would be great to have on the tree or as little gifts to everyone that comes!:) thanks for the giveaway!!!:D

Thanks for the giveaway. Will make a great Saturday afternoon craft for my son and I to do together.

Too cute!! Great Christmas presents that my boys can make for their grandparents!!

how cute is that!

These are so cute. I gotta make some of them.

These ornaments are adorable. I would make all their expressions different.

Very cute! I think my kids would enjoy making these ... need to make a stop at Hobby Lobby this weekend I think LOL!

These would make good table decorations for a buffet or potluck table as well.

So adorable!

These are cute, and don't look too hard to make. I might have the kids make these at my kiddie Christmas party. I just love having my cousins come over to do crafts instead of playing video games.

These are very cute and look easy to make! Thanks for the idea! Good luck on the contest everyone!

These are so fun and cute. And they don't seem to be too hard to make. Would make an adorable kid's tree theme.

These will be so fun to make with my 2 six year old grandkids.......thanks for another fun, easy idea

These are cute but I usually make knitted or crocheted ornaments.

These are really cute and I might make them. I have made all kinds of ornaments. This year I am making felt ones for my kids and friends and star ornaments from clothes pins for my tree.

adorable! :D

Can't wait to try these with the kids :)

I've made many plastic canvas ornaments (candy canes, wreaths, santas and trees). I def will try these. they are so cute

I think this is a wonderful craft project for me to do with my grandchildren!

I haven't tried these yet but we have done christmas ornaments with hand print angels and sand paper gingerbread man and so many others!

They would look so cute on my tree.

so very cute

So cute. I am going to try and do something similar with my kids this year. Thank you!

I love this project! They are adorable and I bet my 7 yr old grandson would have a great time helping with them.

These look adorable!!

these are just too cute - I think I want to get all my nephews and niece to make these for this Christmas. thank you for the idea.

These are so cute! I just love these! :D

I think these are adorable

Such a cute idea!!

very cute !

Look like a great project for a rainy afternoon.

love this one - would be easy to do with the Grandkids

very cute, and pet friendly! i cant wait for the grandkids to be a little older to make these with!

This is a great fun project!!

Looks simple enough that all family members could make this!

This is so cute! It would be great to do with the Grandkids.

Sweet idea!

So cute and fun for kids!

Sweet, I am putting this on the list for my grandkids to do. We make ornaments out of used balls from Christmas past with pictures and glitter.. Good Grandma time..

Sweet, I am putting this on the list for my grandkids to do. We make ornaments out of used balls from Christmas past with pictures and glitter.. Good Grandma time..

Cute & fun to make with kids. Would love to win.

Very cute! Putting this on my list of crafts to make with my granddaughter.

It's cute, but I like the ornaments my kids make.

Cute! Who doesn't love an Elf or two? =)

These are cute little boys but little girl elfs would be cute too.

OMG these are so cute and don't even look all that difficult! I love handmade ornaments, thanks for such a cute new pattern

These are cute! They remind me of some retro ornaments!

I love these! I can't wait to have kids to make these with them.

These are so very cute! I have everything except the styrofoam! I'll need to get that so I can make these with my daughter!

I'm sure my grandsons will enjoy crafting with Grandma T when they're old enough. Ornaments should be fun for all of to work on together!

oh my...these merry little elves are just the cutest! thank you for sharing the instructions!

Very cute my gran dkids would love these.

Love these!

cute this something I can do with my grandkids

So cute!

Those are absolutely adorable!! :)

Very cute!

Very cute, my kids would have so much fun making these!

great will love making these!

Great project for the church creative arts group. Tissue Paper wreaths will be project we will complete

These are really cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cute! My kids would love this.

cute. I wish I had someone little to make these with, Christmas crafting is so much more fun when done with someone.

So stinking cute! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

these are so darling. we like to make wreaths, nutcrackers, snowflakes, angels, santas, macramae glasses and bowls, and make decorations out of construction paper.

Very cute. Y'all come up with the best ideas!

My children will love making these! Great idea! Thank you for the great giveaways.

Very cute idea for kids and adults. Thenks for the ideas and the great giveaway!

Cute idea! The kids would love it!

This is such a cute idea!! It is something I would like to try!!

How cute! What a great project to work on together. We make amgels, snowflakes, and punched metal ornaments. I make beaded ornament covers every this holiday and all the decking of the halls!

How cute...I like making angels. I'm trying to come up with an idea for a special ornament for my 12 year old grandson to make for his Mom!

These look like a fun project to make together

These are cute!! My granddaughter and I love to do crafts! I make ornaments for all of our children each year. Wonderful idea!

Very fun! These would also be cute strung on a garland to decorate a fireplace mantle or doorway. Thanks for the great idea!

very cute! I can't wait to try this!

Very cute. Love the red and green!

Cute project...

Cute Christmas project to do with your kids!


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