As I mentioned earlier this week, I made a few Santa beards for mom’s annual Christmas card and today I’m back with the quick and easy tutorial!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- beards shapes cut from cardstock (more on that in a minute)
- popsicle sticks
- cotton balls – about 200 for 8 beards
- school glue
- hot glue
I started by purchasing a beard shape from the Silhouette store and cutting 8 beards with my Cameo. They we’re approximately 6″x6″.
To assemble the beards, put a generous amount of glue on one side of each cut-out. . .
. . .and start stacking cotton balls. I found the best finished beard was produced when I started with 5 cotton balls across the mustache. Then outlined the edge of the beard and then the mouth.Finish by filling in the center for a full, fluffy beard!
Once the glue is dry, use your hot glue gun to attach a popsicle stick to the back.
My sticks were a little weak so I decided to use 2 per beard.
I loved the finished product and they looked great in our Christmas card photos!