Are you a big fan of all the farmhouse chic trend that is popular right now? Of course, you are. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Minimal and cozy all at the same time, it’s no wonder why so many people are embracing this design style. Why not extend the trend to the holiday season as well with this farmhouse DIY Santa art? It’s easy to make and will look gorgeous on your shiplap walls!
- Paper Mache Santa Face
- Large Unfinished Basswood Plaque
- Everlasting White Chalk Paint
- Varathane® One Step Stain and Polyurethane
- 3/4 inch Canadian Pine Garland
- Linen Burlap Ribbon
- Glue Gun
- Large Sawtooth Hangers
Step 1. Apply stain to the wood plaque. I used stain I already had on hand but the one available at Consumer Crafts will accomplish the same look.
Step 2. Apply a thin layer of white chalky finish paint to the paper mache Santa. I wanted the Santa to look like it was made of plaster so I made sure that the paint didn’t cover the brown surface completely perfect. I think the uneven coverage really adds to the piece!
Step 3. Once both the paper mache Santa and the wood plaque are dry, place the pieces together and apply glue around the edges to secure. You may have to press down gently on the paper mache to get the edges to lay flat. Make sure to continue to hold the santa in place until the glue hardens completely.
Step 4. You can either leave the art piece just like this or add a piece of garland and ribbon with hot glue to embellish it a bit.
Step 5. Either attach a sawtooth hanger to the back of the plaque or glue a ribbon loop to the back to hang.
I absolutely love the simple elegance of this farmhouse Christmas DIY Santa art.