christmas decorating create a lifelike santa in your bathroom
If you adulation to action all out with your Christmas decorating, here is a capricious, aboriginal abstraction for your bathroom:

Materials needed:

Achromatic shower curtain, canvas, or cloth (a advanced canvas drop cloth works abundant)
Shower curtain liner (to protect curtain from moisture)
Projector*
Permanent atramentous marker, preferably a thick one
Colouring pens
Colouring
Fiberfill or cotton balls
Santa cap
Atramentous felt (about one yard)
2 bittersweet hand towels or bittersweet cloth

*If you can haul, you may not charge the projector. If you are not artistically inclined, and accomplish not already own a projector, beam if you can borrow one.

Let’s amuse started!

If you’re using cloth instead of a shower curtain, you’ll charge to accomplish it standard shower curtain size, which is about 72″ x 72″. Cut the cloth 73″ x 73″, fold each side over one half inch, press into abode, and hem each side to accomplish smooth edges. Purchase plastic rings (usually activate near the curtain rods) and sew them to the top for shower curtain rings. If you don’t already accept a second rod, pick up a tension rod. They are inexpensive and child’s play to install.

The abutting step is finding a abundant picture of Santa Clause. Attending in coloring books, storybooks, or online. Once you acquisition a picture you according to, blow it up on the projector until Santa looks action-sized. Hang the cloth or shower curtain on the wall or a door with thumbtacks or straight pins, and project the angel onto it. Santa’s knees should be about 6″ from the bottom of the shower curtain. Bar at the knees and accomplish not haul the rest of the legs (you will beam why subsequent).

Abutting, trace the angel with a permanent atramentous marker (put paper behind the curtain to accumulate marker from seeping buttoned up). Fill in the details for Santa’s face as able-bodied as other intricate areas with the colouring pens. Fill in his suit with colouring. Nearly any affectionate of colouring will accomplish, but craft colouring is the least expensive.

In adjustment to actualize a three dimensional aftereffect, statement fiberfill or stretched out cotton balls for Santa’s hair and beard. Apply with regular school glue or statement cloth glue. Statement a absolute Santa cap instead of picture one. These can be activate at dollar stores and discount stores for actual babyish almighty dollar. Simply stitch the cap onto the curtain from the backside, or attach it with cloth glue.

Add a piece of atramentous felt for Santa’s girdle. A absolute buckle makes a ok touch. You can remove a buckle from an aged girdle that you no longer wear and thread the felt buttoned up it, or you can purchase a used girdle at a thrift store and simply remove the buckle to statement it for this project. Stitch the felt into abode or apply with cloth glue.

Hang the curtain and tuck the bottom edge inside the tub. Santa’s knees should line up closely with the edge of the tub.

Here’s the really amusing allotment: Fold the bittersweet towels in half lengthwise and stitch or glue the sides at buttoned up. If using cloth, cut to the size of regular hand towels (not fingertip towels) and proceed as directed above. Abutting, arrange the towels so that the attached edges are in the middle instead of along the side then press into abode with a balmy iron. This seam should face the shower curtain so it won’t appearance. Stitch or glue the towels to Santa’s knees. Santa any more has three-dimensional legs that swing when the curtain moves!

Accomplish mittens and boots from the leftover atramentous felt. Attach the mittens to the curtain and the boots to the towels. Another neat abstraction is to set a couple of boots outside the tub and tuck the “legs” into the boots. This looks terrific and makes the aftereffect even added dimensional. This abstraction is ace used in the guest bathroom or on the day company is coming, after everyone has showered, if used in the main bathroom (otherwise, you’ll accept to accumulate moving the boots each age the tub is needed).

To accomplish your shower curtain even added festive, wrap baby empty boxes to attending according to gifts and attach them to the curtain, or sew on tiny plastic ornaments or candy canes. Aloof statement your imagination.

This is a amusing, yet fairly child’s play project to all, and you will amuse lots of compliments on this altered, capricious decorating abstraction.

About the author:
Johann Erickson writes for such sites as Online Discount Mart (http://www.onlinediscountmart.com) and TV Products 4 Less (http://www.tvproducts4less.com).





Originall posted January 13, 2012