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Dec 03

Quick and easy Santa’s belt ornament

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Are you crazy busy this holiday season? Do you want to make hand-made ornaments but don’t have a lot of time to get crafty? Are your artistic skills on par with a fourth grader? Do you collect Sharpies?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this project is for you!

quick and easy Santa's Belt ornament

All you need to make these super-cute Santa’s belt ornaments is red ball ornaments, a black Sharpie and a gold Sharpie. If you haven’t used a metallic Sharpie before they write more like a paint pen than a Sharpie, which is great for this project. This was my first time using the Sharpies I got earlier this year.

Start out by drawing a square on the side of the ornament with your gold Sharpie. Keep tracing it until it is a thickness you like.

belt_ornament_buckle

Then draw two lines around the ornament with your black Sharpie to make the belt. If you have trouble keeping them straight (I did but didn’t worry to much about it), stretch a rubber band around the ornament and use it as a guide. 

belt_ornament_lines

Color in the center of the buckle and the belt with your black Sharpie. Hint: don’t color over black ink that has dried or it will scrape off. 

Thats it. Yup. All she wrote. Your Santa’s belt ornament is done. Be proud of yourself. Hang it on your tree or give it away. 

Make a quick and easy Santa's belt ornament with Sharpies.

This project would also be great for kids old enough to handle glass ornaments and Sharpies.

- Laura


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  1. Allison @ Dream a Little Bigger

    Look at us! Posting Santa’s Belt tutorials on the same day. I wonder if a “jinx you owe me a coke” applies in this particular instance? ;)

    These are fun and simple and I love them. Nice job!

    1. Laura

      I think Santa’s belt is the cutest part of Santa…. except maybe the ball on the end of his hat. Grrrr… that kind of thinking may inspire another project. :)

  2. Dee

    I’ve seen this on a couple of link parties tonight and had to comment–very cute! I love Sharpies, and this would be great for the kids to make. Dee :)

    1. Laura

      Thanks Dee! Kids really would love making these, and they are so easy…. Thanks for stopping by!

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