Bead Colors Needed:
- Peach - 26
- Blush - 8
- Red - 49
- Cranapple - 16
- Dark Blue - 2
- Grey - 10
- White - 136
- Silver Pearl Stripe - 118
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- Cardstock: dark red
- Paper - lime green print, red, white
- Paper trimmer
- Quick-drying adhesive
- Adhesive tape runner
- Clear adhesive dots
- Silver metallic marker
Download the PDF for the Santa Star Card Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon pegboard for your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the pattern.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Use the quick-drying adhesive to glue the mustache to Santa’s face.
Fold a 6 x 12 inch piece of dark red cardstock in half to make a top-folding card.
Cut a 5 5/8 inch square piece of lime green print paper and attach it to the center of the card front with the tape runner.
Add a 5 3/8 inch square piece of red paper over the lime green print.
Position your Santa design as shown and attach it with clear adhesive dots. This will enable the design to be detached and used as an ornament by the one receiving the card.
Write the Ho! Ho! HO! message on the card front with a silver metallic marker.
Cut and attach a 5 inch square piece of white paper for the inside of the card to continue your holiday message.