Monday, December 1, 2008

Creation of Santa (my version anyhow):)

First, the body:

Then the robe:

Then the wig and beard:

And you have a life sized Santa in your house! My MIL thought this one up - must have been 15 years ago. And when we first got married (Oct. 28, 1995 to be exact) - her and I made this one for our house. He can stand anywhere from 5 foot tall to 5'6", but I like his robe to hit the floor so.....5 foot to 5'2" ish he is. I still have to decorate around him but....Santa is up.

And my other 2 "big" santas:

A sweeper santa (he is made to go over the handle of a sweeper) - for years....well....until kids.....I used him as the excuse that I couldn't vacum for the entire month of December....but with kids, I pretty much have to vacum every day or so.....he now resides on a tomato cage.

And a stick santa. Which I just finished last year, and at some point I need to re-do his hair. The mice got into the garbage bag he was in - at least they ate the hair off the back of his head, and not his wonderful beard!!!

1 more container to unload, and my inside decorations are up. Hopefully the weather will get nice the end of this week and I can put up the outside lights. It's 30 some degrees out there and snowing and blowing right now - I'm not up for standing on the ladder to hang lights on the house:)

Have a good evening!


I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

The santa face before all the hair is put on is SCARY!! lol!! I love the santa's when they're finished. Puts you in the holiday spirit.

Granny Lyn said...

What a great idea!! where did you get the head, or I should say, what is the head made of? I'd love to make one up for my DH, who is a Santa!

Anonymous said...

I agree...the first shot of the face IS scary but wow did that turn out cool!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brilliant collection of Santa's!! Looks so festive.

isolada. by design said...

OK, when I first saw that face, I was like, "I don't know know about this Santa." But, as you progressed, I was so impressed! I particularly love the robe and he's life-size...just my size! :)
Fun Santas you have in your house. I'm excited for Christmas just by being here and I've not the first scrap of red or green in my house yet!

Be careful with the snow and enjoy these wonderful days of preparation! :) Ana

audreypawdrey said...

I love seeing all of your Santas! They are so cool. I was also a little weary of the first one but he is my favorite of all of them!:)

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, that is ONE creepy santa there in the beginning!! Guess you can use him halloween too, 'eh? ;)

You amaze me, as always!

Dawn said...

Wow! Your Santas are terrific! Something you would see in the window at Saks or Macys in NY!

Philigry said...

great idea! love the santa's!

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
I Love these what a great idea!

Kristie said...

Wow! You have been so busy decorating for the holidays! I LOVE the Santa!! He is very handsome!

Gina said...

I agre with Arizona, santa definitely needed hair and a beard. I love them all though

Love and hugs Gina xxx