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Pipe Cleaner Santa Claus


  • Black and red chenille
  • Wooden stick
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Cotton ball
  • Craft glue


  1. Step 1

    Fold a 4-inch stick of puffy red chenille inside a 7-inch one. Tuck in a 1 1/2-inch piece of wooden stick for a face. About a third of the way down, twist a 4-inch chenille stick once around to make arms; wrap torso with a 10-inch stick.

  2. Step 2

    For the feet, loosely wrap narrow black chenille stick around a pair of needle-nose pliers, then shape coil into boots. Use bits of white pipe cleaner and white craft glue to add the details to his suit. A cotton ball supplies his beard and hat.

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Reviews (7)

  • mcgul01 4 Dec, 2012

    I need to see Martha do an up-close step-by-step video!

  • curious2 13 Dec, 2010

    I made the pipe cleaner 'skiing santa' for a friend about 10 years ago. I JUST received an e-mail this year (2010) from her saying it is still her favorite ornament. Makes her smile every x-mas. I wish I still had all my old martha steward magazines...

  • mishamichelle 23 Sep, 2010

    the measurements make this ornament a little small-I increased the inches and it came out delightful

  • ElfErika 21 Dec, 2008

    I agree bigger pictures would be helpful.

  • waldoh1 18 Dec, 2008

    need bigger pictures, please

  • waldoh1 18 Dec, 2008

    need bigger pictures, please

  • waldoh1 18 Dec, 2008

    need bigger pictures, please