Christmas Designing: Develop A Natural Santa In Your Restroom

If you love to go for it with your Christmas decorating, here is a whimsical, original idea for your restroom:

Materials required:

  1. White shower drape, canvas, or material (a brand-new canvas ground cloth works terrific).
  2. Shower curtain liner (to safeguard drape from moisture).
  3. Projector *.
  4. Permanent black marker, ideally a thick one.
  5. Paint pens.
  6. Paint.
  7. Fiberfill or cotton balls.
  8. Santa hat.
  9. Black felt (about one backyard).
  10. 2 red hand towels or red fabric.
* If you can draw, you might not require the projector. If you are not artistically inclined, and do not currently own a projector, see if you can borrow one.

Let’s get started!

If you’re utilizing material instead of a shower curtain, you’ll need to make it standard shower curtain size, which has to do with 72″ x 72″. Cut the fabric 73″ x 73″, fold each side over one half inch, press into place, and hem each side to make smooth edges. Purchase plastic rings (generally found near the curtain rods) and sew them to the top for shower drape rings. If you don’t currently have a 2nd rod, pick up a tension rod. They are low-cost and basic to set up.The next step is discovering a fantastic image of Santa Clause. Look in coloring books, storybooks, or online. Once you discover an image you like, blow it up on the projector up until Santa looks life-sized. Hang the material or shower drape on the wall or a door with thumbtacks or straight pins, and project the image onto it. Santa’s knees need to have to do with 6″ from the bottom of the shower drape. Stop at the knees and do not draw the remainder of the legs (you will see why later).

Next, trace the image with a long-term black marker (put paper behind the drape to keep marker from seeping through). Fill in the details for Santa’s face in addition to other elaborate areas with the paint pens. Fill in his suit with paint. Nearly any kind of paint will do, however craft paint is the least expensive.

Utilize a genuine Santa hat instead of painting one. Just sew the hat onto the curtain from the backside, or connect it with fabric glue.

Include a piece of black felt for Santa’s belt. A genuine buckle makes a great touch. You can get rid of a buckle from an old belt that you no longer wear and thread the felt through it, or you can acquire a used belt at a thrift shop and just remove the buckle to use it for this project. Sew the felt into location or use with fabric glue.

Hang the drape and tuck the bottom edge inside the tub. Santa’s knees should line up carefully with the edge of the tub.

Here’s the really fun part: Fold the red towels in half lengthwise and sew or glue the sides together. Cut to the size of regular hand towels (not fingertip towels) and proceed as directed above if using material. Next, arrange the towels so that the attached edges remain in the middle instead of along the side then push into location with a warm iron. This joint must face the shower drape so it won’t show. Stitch or glue the towels to Santa’s knees. When the curtain moves, Santa now has three-dimensional legs that swing!

Make mittens and boots from the leftover black felt. Attach the mittens to the curtain and the boots to the towels. Another cool concept is to set a pair of boots outside the tub and tuck the “legs” into the boots. This looks great and makes the effect a lot more dimensional. This idea is best utilized in the guest bathroom or on the day business is coming, after everybody has showered, if used in the primary bathroom (otherwise, you’ll have to keep moving the boots each time the tub is needed).

To make your shower drape much more festive, wrap little empty boxes to look like gifts and attach them to the curtain, or sew on tiny plastic accessories or sweet walking canes. Just use your creativity.

This is a fun, yet relatively easy project to complete, and you will get great deals of compliments on this special, whimsical embellishing idea.

If you’re using fabric instead of a shower curtain, you’ll require to make it standard shower drape size, which is about 72″ x 72″. Purchase plastic rings (generally found near the curtain rods) and sew them to the top for shower curtain rings. Hang the material or shower drape on the wall or a door with thumbtacks or straight pins, and project the image onto it. Santa’s knees need to be about 6″ from the bottom of the shower drape. Santa now has three-dimensional legs that swing when the curtain moves!

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