Rustic Santa Centerpiece (Easy Holiday Craft)

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If you’re interested in a fun and frugal Christmas craft idea, check out this festive Santa centerpiece made from tree branches. I love that this idea provides a creative way to re-purpose wood – make a larger version using logs to display on your porch or by the Christmas tree. Since I had all these materials on hand, this project was free for me!

Rustic Santa Centerpiece

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For this craft you’ll need:

  • 3 branches of different heights
  • red, white, and black craft paint
  • small paint brush
  • red craft poms
  • super glue or hot glue
  • holiday ribbon
  • rubber band

supplies for santa centerpiece


  1. Cut branches at a slant on one end.
  2. Arrange and secure with a heavy rubber band. Paint the top 1/3 of the face red, and bottom 1/3 of the face white.
  3. Use black paint or a black sharpie to paint eyes, and glue a red pom for the nose.
  4. Lastly, tie ribbon over the rubber band.

This is such a quick and simple project and I love how it looks on my table! It would be so fun to gather with friends and do this as a group!

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 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 17

  1. Catie

    Such a cute idea!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Catie!

  2. Richelle


  3. An

    I could see how that could be made into a rustic nativity scene with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph as well!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oh that’s a smart idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. cindy

    Very cute!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Cindy!

  5. pintentions

    So cute!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jennifer

    Awe, I just love this! This is a neat super frugal idea that anyone can do and spend little or no money. I actually have all these things on hand already. You could use any leftover Christmas ribbon or cut or even cut an old stocking to cover the rubber band. Also, Lina posted a neat snowman I think last year that was a similar idea that I think lots of people would love! Thanks Lina, you always deliver๐Ÿ˜Š!

  7. Jennifer

    Hip2savers always know how to craft on a budget, thanks Sherissa, where ever u!

  8. JA

    Love this! I am on a mission to decorate my entire house this year, on a budget of course ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Perfect!

  9. mdh

    Love your ideas Lina!

  10. Lesli

    Oh my gosh how adorable! I want to make this!

  11. Suzanne

    What a cute idea!! Will have to try this. Thank you for posting this

  12. Suzanne

    What a cute idea! I will definitely try this. Thank you for posting this

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