Christmas is a magical time, for children and adults. If you are looking for a way to make Christmas really special this year, why not have Santa Claus pay your kids a visit? You can make a DIY Santa suit inexpensively that can be used for years to come. With a trip to a local fabric and craft store, you can create a Santa suit in a couple of hours, and create memories for your children that last for years.
Things You'll Need
Hot glue gun
Metal belt clasp
Red sweat suit (extra large)
Faux fur (white)
Hot glue cartridges or sticks
Step 1: Trim Off the Cuffs
Cut the cuffs off the sweatshirt and pants using scissors. The cuffs are the tapered end of the sleeves and pants that cover the wrist and ankles.
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Step 2: Measure and Cut
Measure the bottom of the arms and legs where the cuffs were cut off. Measure and cut the faux white fur the same measurement as the arm and leg measurement.
Step 3: Glue on the Faux Fur
Heat the hot glue gun. Glue the faux white fur cut in Step 2 to the bottom of the arms and legs. Squeeze a line of glue on the back middle of the fur and press the fur down on the very bottom of the arms and legs. You should have some fur hanging off the sweat suit and some covering it.
Step 4: Measure for Adding More Fur
Measure the bottom of the sweatshirt and cut more fur to fit the measurement.
Step 5: Add Fur to the Shirt
Glue the faux fur to the bottom edge of the sweatshirt just as you did with the arms and legs in Step 4.
Step 6: Prepare Fur for the Neck of the Shirt
Measure the neck of the sweatshirt and cut the faux fur to match.
Step 7: Create the Fur Collar
Glue the fur around the neck, but this time squeeze the hot glue on the outer edge of the fur and press the fur down to the rim of the neck. There should be no fur hanging off the collar, the fur should be sitting in the middle of the neck and outermost part of the shoulders.
Step 8: Vertical Line of Fur for the Shirt
Measure the very middle of the front of the sweatshirt vertically, or from the neck of the sweatshirt to the bottom. Cut a piece of fur to fit, and glue the fur directly in the middle of the sweatshirt.
Step 9: Measure for the Belt
Measure the mid-section of the sweat shirt to create a belt for your homemade Santa costume. Cut the faux leather in a thin strip, no more than four inches in width, and cut the leather to the same length you measure. Attach the belt clip to the leather to complete Santa's belt.
Step 10: Stuff the DIY Santa Suit
Stuff the DIY Santa costume with anything fluffy to get a nice, round belly when someone is wearing the Santa suit. Add a beard, glasses and boots to complete the Santa Claus look.