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Pipe Cleaner Santa Claus

Photography: Howard Bjornson

Source: Martha Stewart Living


  • Black and red chenille

  • Wooden stick

  • Pipe cleaner

  • Needle-nose pliers

  • Cotton ball

  • Craft glue


  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. 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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