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Simple Santa Centerpiece

Decorating for Christmas doesn't have to be an extravagant affair. This DIY centerpiece makes a great addition to any holiday table, and you only need a few materials to get started. The Simple Santa Centerpiece is a project that's easy for younger kids to try. You'll be surprised how little time this homemade Christmas decoration takes to make! The Simple Santa Centerpiece is a kids' Christmas craft you'll want to use every Christmas for years to come.

Simple Santa Centerpiece


  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint- 435 Napthol Crimson
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint – 479 Pure Black
  • FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint – 2792 Red
  • ModPodge Paper
  • 3 Foam floral cones
  • 2 Pieces of poster board
  • Various paintbrushes
  • Water bowl
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cotton balls
  • Adhesive gems


  1. Paint one side of both pieces of poster board with Mod Podge Paper and let dry.
  2. After drying, paint the opposite side of the poster board with Napthol Red. Add a second coat to enhance the color. When that application is dry paint on top of Napthol Crimson with Red Extreme Glitter. Several coats may be necessary to get the best effect.
  3. When posters are dry, secure painted poster paper to floral cones using hot glue gun. Trim off and extra paper as you glue.
  4. Once secure, trim bottom and tops of cones.
  5. Stretch/fluff the cotton balls slightly to make them fuller.
  6. Hot glue cotton balls to the top and base of the covered cones.
  7. Paint buckle on with Pure Black. (Use painter’s tape to make the lines straight).
  8. Attach gems around the “buckle” to add some sparkle. Fill in any gaps with paint.


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Why do you use ModPodge Paper on one side of the poster board? I'd love to make these, but I'm curious about it's purpose in this project. Thanks!


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