These take a little white to assemble, but the adorable outcome is well worth it. These little guys are perfect gifts for co-workers, teachers, or friends. This craft can also be adapted to other types of candy, such as Hersey’s Kisses or Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, which would be perfect for children.
- Red, white, and black scrapbook paper
- White craft puff balls
- Ferrero Rocher chocolates
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
- Santa Hat Template
Step 1: Print the Santa Hat Template and cut out the pieces. The Santa hat will be red, the rim for the hat will be white, and the boots will be black. Trace the pieces onto the correct color of scrapbook paper. Repeat to create as many sets as you need. I used 2 12-packs of Ferrero Rocher, so I cut out 24 of everything.
Step 2: Gently bend the Santa hat into a cone shape. The edges do not have to touch at the top, but they need to overlap 1/4 inch at the bottom. Apply hot glue to the part of the cone that is overlapped and gently press the overlapping part onto the hot glue. Hold for 5 seconds.
Step 3: Apply a small pea-sized amount of glue onto the white craft puff ball and gently press onto the back side of the top of the red cone.
Step 4: Use the glue stick (not hot glue gun) to apply glue to the back of the white rim for the Santa hat. Starting in the front of the hat, press the middle of the rim onto the hat. Try to leave a 1/4 inch overlap so the rim hangs off of the red part of the hat. Gently press the rim onto the rest of the hat and hold for 5 seconds.
Step 5: Use the glue stick to apply glue to the bottom 1/4 inch of the boots. Gently press the glued part of the boots onto the bottom edge of the chocolates. Hold for 5 seconds.
Step 6: Apply a small amount of glue to the inside of the back of the Santa hat, place the hat onto the chocolates, and gently press the hot glue to the chocolates. Hold for 5 seconds.