Looking for a way to incorporate Vintage Style into your Outdoor Holiday Decor? This Vintage Santa Cut Out is the perfect way!
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Are you ready to jingle all the way into the holiday season? Well, grab some wood, paint and tools because we have a festive DIY project that will make your spirits bright! The DIY Vintage Santa Cut Out is a jolly addition to your holiday decorations that will bring a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to your home. Whether you're a DIY pro or a holiday hobbyist, this project is sure to bring you joy (and maybe a few laughs) as you create your very own vintage Santa masterpiece.
What You'll Need
Before we dive into the jingle bells and whistles of this project, let's gather our supplies. Don't worry, you won't need Santa's workshop for this one! Here's what you'll need:
- Printable Vintage Santa template (subscribers can access our template for free here)
- 4’x8’ Poplar Sanded Plywood
- Exterior Paint (Cut Ruby & Santa’s Beard)
- Paintbrushes and general painting supplies
- Jigsaw, drill/screws or hammer/nails
Let's Get Crafty!
Now that we have our supplies, it's time to channel our inner elves and get crafty! Follow these steps to create your very own DIY Vintage Santa Cut Out:
1. Choose a Vintage Santa Image
Alright, folks, it's time to get crafty and bring some vintage charm to your holiday decor! The first step in creating your very own DIY Vintage Santa Wood Cut Out is to find the perfect vintage Santa image. Now, you might be wondering, where on earth can I find such a thing? Well, fear not! The internet is a treasure trove of vintage goodness. Just hop on your favorite search engine and start sleuthing for that jolly old St. Nick (adhering to copyright rules of course!).
2. Trace, Draw or Project the image onto wood
Once you've found the vintage Santa image that makes your heart skip a beat, it's time to transfer it onto your trusty piece of wood. Now, you have a few options here. You can either trace the image directly onto the wood by channeling your inner Picasso and freehand draw it. If you're feeling extra fancy (or unable to freehand like me!), you can project the image onto the wood using a projector. The choice is yours, my creative friend!
3. Cut Out Image
Now comes the moment of truth. It's time to grab your favorite jigsaw and start cutting out that vintage Santa image from the wood. Take your time, be careful, and remember, Santa is watching, so no slip-ups allowed! If you're not the handiest person in the world, don't worry. You can always ask a friend or family member to lend a helping hand. After all, 'tis the season for spreading joy and sawdust!
Now that you have your vintage Santa cut out, it's time to bring him to life with a splash of color. Grab your paintbrushes, mix up some festive hues, and let your creativity run wild. You can go for a traditional red and white Santa or get creative with custom colors. Remember, this is your masterpiece, so there are no rules (except maybe don't paint Santa green, that might confuse Santa with the Grinch).
5. Secure onto framing wood
Once your vintage Santa is looking dapper in his new paint job, it's time to give him a sturdy frame to call home. Grab a piece of framing wood and secure your Santa cut out onto it using some trusty screws or nails. Make sure he's nice and snug, because we don't want Santa taking any unexpected tumbles!
6. Enjoy Santa
And voila! You've done it! Your DIY Vintage Santa Wood Cut Out is complete and ready to spread some holiday cheer! Find the perfect spot to display your masterpiece, whether it's on the mantel, hanging on the wall, or even propped up on a shelf. Every time you catch a glimpse of your vintage Santa, you'll be reminded of the joy of creating something with your own two hands. So go ahead, bask in the glory of your craftiness, and let Santa bring a touch of vintage magic to your holiday season!
If you’d like to see a short video of the process on Instagram you can check it out here. I would love to see your Santa creations! Please tag me on social media or send me an email! Merry Santa Making friends!