Christmastime is always a great opportunity for photos, especially because it can be one of the only times that the whole family is together. If you want a festive touch to your holiday photos, we are showing you how you can make a set of adorable DIY elf and santa hats for every member of the family. This project is super simple to whip up with a sewing machine, and because you are making them yourself, you can customize the sizes perfectly. Start by finding the full list of materials in the printable instructions, and download the PDF template as a guide for cutting your fabric.
The template includes 10 sizes in total ranging from newborn to adult large. We wanted to make sure everyone could get in on the fun! To make these santa hats we used a combination of cuddle fleece in red and white faux fur. Cuddle fleece is often used for making robes, so it is super soft for kids. Before cutting your fur fabric, be sure to read our tips for sewing with faux fur to learn more about working with the material! Other than these fabrics, we also decorated the elf hats with 1.5 cm felt balls that we got from Benzie Design.
After cutting your fabric, follow the printable instructions and photo tutorial below as you sew your santa hats. To add the felt balls to the elf hats, we simply used our low temperature hot glue gun. If the faux fur gets a bit static-y, all you need to do is spray some water onto the material. Craft up these santa hats and you can save them for years to come! For more Christmas project inspiration, head over here. We would love to see your elf and santa hats, so share photos with us on Instagram using #DIYDreamingWithLia. Take a look at our membership page to start crafting with us, or give the gift of creativity with a gift membership! Enjoy ~ Lia and the Team