Create these easy painted Santa Log Christmas Decorations. Perfect for the front porch or a Christmas Mantle. Plus see more of our Rustic Reclaimed Wooden Christmas Crafts for the home or porch. Upcycled wood pallets, tree branches, wood pegs and wood slices. Wooden log reindeer, wooden nativity, wooden stocking hanger, wood slice ornaments and wooden rustic Christmas decor.
Santa Log Christmas Decorations
Once the clock chime rings on midnight October 31st, it’s everything Christmas, right? We have quite the list of Christmas Wood Crafts for you. These are wooden holiday crafts and ideas you can sell or keep for your home.
First is our rustic Christmas decor craft that is perfect for your front porch or fire place. Our Santa Log Christmas Craft creates an adorable Farmhouse Christmas Decor. Following our Santa Logs, we have a list of Wood Christmas Crafts & Ideas. Get ready to get crafting and turn reclaimed wood into the most adorable Rustic Christmas Decorations.
Grab some hot cocoa, stir it with a candy cane and cozy up to these DIY Christmas decorating ideas. Enjoy.
Santa Log Christmas Craft
This Santa Claus craft is a pretty easy wooden holiday craft. You will split your work up but over all, it is a quick and easy Christmas project. We used Red Pine logs, because they have a thicker and rougher bark which gives it the rustic Christmas decor look we are going for.
Only a few materials are needed for your log slice craft.
- Wood logs – sizes from 6” to 2’
- White craft paint
- Santa red craft paint
- Black sharpie
- 1 Bag wooden button plugs
- Foam paint brushes
- Clear Matte top coat spray (Krylon or Rust-Oleum are both fine)
- Optional: Black paint, Hot glue
Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Set is great for small craft projects like this.
1. First start with a log. Any variety will work but I used Red Pine, It has a rougher bark which makes it more rustic.
2. Carefully cut the logs in lengths from 6” – 2’ feet or taller depending on where you want to use them. The various lengths are so that you can bundle them and have the different levels.
3. Carefully cut the bottom flat so they can stand easily. Cut the top at an angle. You may want to make marks on the log before you cut so that you get the angle you want.
4. Sand the angle section of the log to remove any bumps. If the tree has sap that is coming out of it then let it sit for a few days. This will allow the sap to get a little hard and easier to remove.
5. Start with painting the top 1/3 section of each log in the Santa Red color, let dry and reapply.
6. Then move on to paint the bottom 1/3 section in the white. Let dry and repeat if necessary. I paint some of the bark to so that it goes down the front, sides and back to add a little more color.
7. Once the paint has dried then take a pencil and determine the center and then make small dots where the eyes should go. Color them in with a black sharpie. You can use black paint if you want but sharpie works great.
8. Take the button plug and place it on the Santa and make sure the location is correct, then I put wood glue on it and stick it on. Hot glue would work fine too. Since it’s on a angle you may need to hold it in place for a few minutes otherwise it can slide. If you cannot access a wooden button plug, try a flesh color pom pom.
9. The final step is to spray the top with a clear matte top coat. This helps keep the colors looking bright and safe from any elements like snow or water. You can spray the bottoms as well.
Wooden Christmas Crafts
The DIY Christmas Decorations fun doesn’t stop with Santa logs! Take a look at these other Woodworking Projects for Christmas. These Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decorations can be used in your home or created as Christmas wood projects you can sell.
Reclaimed Wood Christmas Decorations
Wooden Tree Christmas Card Holder from The Wooden Owl
Wood Log Christmas Reindeer from Wood Chuck Canuck
DIY Birch Wood Log Vase from Julie Blanner
Jingle Bell Wooden Christmas Sign from Heartfelt By Donna
Let It Snow Christmas Wooden Pallet Sign from Live Laugh Rowe
Scrap Wooden Stocking Holders from Beyond the Picket
DIY Wooden Slices Ornaments from Dream a Little Bigger
Wood Block Nativity from Clumsy Crafter
Some of these are easy Christmas crafts, others you can purchase. If you don’t want to purchase, see if you can replicate these DIY projects for the holiday season.
What are some of the Best Christmas Wood Craft Projects you have done? Leave a comment below and share your wooden holiday crafts with us!
Our Pinterest community and I would love to see how this worked out for you. Share your final Christmas Wood Crafts or Santa Log Christmas Ideas. Leave a comment and/or add a photo here on Pinterest!
Rustic Christmas Decor
We have plenty of other ideas for Christmas home decor. Look at these Farmhouse Christmas Ideas. Share to Pinterest on your Christmas and Home Boards.
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