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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Santa Photo Fun | Family Economics

By Cathe Holden


Whether or not you have children at home, the holidays are naturally full of whimsy. Surprise your friends and family by adding a touch of silliness to your holiday décor in the form of modified framed photos. Create Santa Claus faces out of unsuspecting portraits! 

Santa photo fun template


  • Free download of Santa Photo Fun PDF file, printed to white cover, or card stock paper
  • Scissors
  • Repositionable poster putty


1.    Trim out strips of hats and beards along the dashed lines.

2.    Fold strips in half horizontally between the hats and beards.

3.    Hold folded strips up to glass framed photographs of faces you would like to embellish to determine the best size of hat and beard to use.

4.    Cut out hat and beards and attach to the glass covered face using a mustard seed size ball of poster putty for the smaller faces. Use two pieces of putty for larger faces. 

Photo fun 

Tips and Ideas:

  • Cover multiple faces in a group photo for a Santa-fest, or just one face as a single Santa.

  • Print out extra sheets and share with friends, family and co-workers.

  • Adjust your printer settings to print the file in mirror image for hat tails facing the opposite direction.

  • Sneak a hat and beard on a loved one’s photo ID for a good laugh.

  • Use your printer’s settings to enlarge and reposition the file for larger face photos.

  • Glue the fluff of a cotton ball to the white sections of the cutouts for a soft dimensional effect.

What other ideas do you have for using the Santa Photo Fun printable? Share this project with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

Photos courtesy of Cathe Holden.

5 Comments so far

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On Sunday, December 23, 2012, Amy from Atlanta wrote

This is hilarious! I love it! You could do fun ones with elf hats or reindeer antlers . . .. you always get my creative juices flowing Cathe!

On Friday, December 21, 2012, Charmane from Canberra Australia wrote

Great idea thank you for sharing.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Sweet Pea from Sydney Australia. wrote

I love this idea...will certainly be using it. Thanks once again!

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Dianne in San Rafael wrote

I love how you offer so many fun and easy projects. They're clever and creative and I'm so often inspired. Thank you!

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Julia wrote

Oh Cathe you are so funny and talented. Can hardly wait to see the reactions to the family when they see all the santa family members! Thanks for the great printable.


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