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Christmas Craft Idea - Felt Santa Door Sign

Updated on November 6, 2010

Christmas Door Sign Craft Idea

 This Christmas craft idea, is very easy to make and can be adapted to different skill levels.  It is very inexpensive to make and can be adapted to any picture you would like to use.  I chose a Santa face, but it can be done with any image you would like to use.

Materials you will need can be obtained at any Hobby Lobby or other craft store.

List of Materials for Santa Christmas Door Sign:

  • One Red easy felt panel, 12" x 18"
  • One white soft felt panel, 9" x 12"
  • One Red soft felt panel, 9" x 12"
  • One Green soft felt panel, 9" x 12"
  • One Champagne soft felt panel, 9" x 12"

Optional Items according to skill level.

  • Felt Glue for no sew method.
  • Embroidery floss for applique' techniques
  • Needle and thread whatever color preferred.

Santa Face Coloring Page

Christmas Image
Christmas Image

Choosing an Christmas Image

 The first step is to choose a Christmas image you would like to use.  The easiest way is to search online in Google images. This Santa face was found when I searched for Christmas coloring pages.  Once I found the image I wanted to use, I printed it out to fit full page. Then traced it out so I could keep the original for future use. But you could just print out 2 images.

Assign colors
Assign colors
felt cut outs
felt cut outs

Choosing Colors, Santa Cut Out

 The next step is to Cut out the image and from the paper and assign colors to each piece.  Once you cut out each piece, then you can trace around each one on the respective color of soft felt, then cut out.  The santa face where the eyes are can be just sewed with a few satin stitches or for no sew option just glue on small black eyes, or buttons can be applied for eyes as well. 

Lay Out Felt Pieces , and Attach

assembling santa face
assembling santa face

Santa Face Lay-Out

 One you have cut out all your felt pieces, you can then lay out the Santa face like puzzle pieces onto the green soft felt piece. 

Then do adjustments as necessary,  If you prefer the sewing method as shown above just simply use a running stitch around each piece starting with the  champagne face first then add pieces accordingly, beard, whit hat trim, red had and white hat ball, add the mustache pieces just below the nose and small red mouth.

These can also be assembled using the no sew method for younger hands using felt glue.

Once assembled and attached to the green felt, then you can apply to green soft felt to the larger Red stiff easy felt centering at the top leaving room for the letters at the bottom.

Any letters can be used, such as Welcome, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc.

Christmas Door Sign

Santa Door Sign
Santa Door Sign

Add Embellishments - Or Not

Once you have placed the green felt and words for the bottom. The only thing left to do is add embellishments if desired. This can be any number of things. Adding buttons, sequins, beads, rick rack, or just stitching as done here. Once you are all done with you Christmas Door Sign, apply loops at the top to hang it with a dowel rod, or you can add hooks to hang. This design is very versatile and can be made many different ways, according to skill level.

I hope you enjoy this craft and look for more of my door signs for every month of the year.


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      Antique Brass Clocks 

      8 years ago

      Great Christmas Idea's....i like the page..

    • Diane Inside profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Inside 

      8 years ago

      Awww Steven your so sweet, thanks for visiting me again I always love to see you, and I just noticed myself that I got a hundred followers too. lol thanks so much I am going to the forum right now.

      Yours Truly


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      Steven Escareno 

      8 years ago

      hey diane, I just noticed you got a 100 followers, so I opened up a forum in your honor celebrate. Hope you don't mind. here's the link to it if you want to check it out.

      Anyways, i hope you like it, as im sure there will be a lot of comments in it. :)

      yours truly


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      Steven Escareno 

      8 years ago

      Very useful hub, and just in time for the holidays too, as I'm sure a lot of your readers will want to know more cost effective tips to decorate their homes for the holidays. Thanks again for the great read, as reading anything from a intellegent girl like yourself is always a pleasure.

      Yours Truly,


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      8 years ago

      What a nice idea and it looks so easy to make.

    • Diane Inside profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Inside 

      8 years ago

      Thanks Ella, yeah I've done similar projects with kids they usually love doing this and displaying their work, glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment.

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      8 years ago

      What a cute idea! I can do this with my two kids.

    • Diane Inside profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Inside 

      8 years ago

      Hi Neelia thank you so much,for stopping by I'm glad you liked it, I love making crafts during the holidays.

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      Elaine PN 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      This is wonderful and you are so creative! Useful for crafts now that it's christmas! Thanks for sharing

    • Diane Inside profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Inside 

      8 years ago

      Hi arts and craft fairs, it is very cheap to make and looks really cute as a decoration, on the front door. Glad you liked it.

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      arts and craft fairs 

      8 years ago

      This is a good idea. It'd be cheaper. Thank you for imparting your ideas. Thank you. Keep on posting.

    • Diane Inside profile imageAUTHOR

      Diane Inside 

      8 years ago

      Thanks lyjo, it is pretty simple and easy to make and adds a little something cute for the front door, or even for the kids bedroom doors. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      8 years ago

      What a beautiful craft idea, I have book marked it, thanks for the detailed instructions. Its really nice and looks pretty simple. Take good care.


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