Santa’s Helper Clay Pot Elf
Use a small clay pot as the base for this cute elf ornament – perfect to add to the tree or for Christmas decorating.
- 1½ inch clay pot
- 1¼ inch wood doll head
- Green felt
- Faux fur [I used fur from a dollar store santa hat]
- ½ inch white pompom
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Eyelet lace piece
- Paint brush
- Acrylic Paints: Green, Black and Gold
- Coloured pencils
- Ribbon scrap
- Printable Elf Hat Pattern
- Jingle Bell [optional]
Paint your clay pot green inside and out and set aside to dry. Cut Elf Hat Pattern from green felt and fold in half with straight edges together. Glue two straight edges together at seam, to create a cone shape. Turn cone right side out to hide seam inside.
If you decide to add a jingle bell, string a jingle bell to a piece of ribbon, feed the ribbon through the inside of the pot up through to outside bottom. Secure the ribbon ends to the outside pot bottom with glue. Glue wood doll head to bottom of clay pot. Glue felt hat to top of doll head. Glue white pompom to tip of hat.
Paint a black line around the pot to create a belt and two dots for buttons. Paint a small square with gold paint for a buckle and paint two dots on top of the black button dots. Add a gold line at the centre right of the belt buckle inside. Allow the paint to dry.
Glue faux fur around the hat and clay pot top, as shown. Glue eyelet lace around the neck area, keeping the seams at the back and secure the seams with a little hot glue. Glue a small bow to the front center neck.
Use colored pencils, and follow the face diagram, shown at right, to draw eyes, eyebrows, nose and mouth. Lightly shade cheeks with red pencil.
These will look very cute done with red felt and red paint in place of the green.
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