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Upside Down Vase Santa Claus

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This is for the kiddos!  Looking way back, I remember my Mom had a glass candy jar that had a “felt” Santa outfit glued on it, and I remember playing with it as a little girl.  This “Upside Down Vase Santa Claus” is the larger version 😯 .  If you make one, kids everywhere will flock to your house just to see it!  So, fill it with lots of candy or cookies, okay?

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

Isn’t he just so adorable?  I admit…I do have a fascination with all Santas.  I love Santa.  He’s just a nice guy, you know?  Check out those thick eyebrows.  They were my daughter’s idea.  At first I forgot the mustache and thought he looked so odd.  Then I finally remembered to put it on.

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

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This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

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Supplies:

  • 1 clear vase (dollar store has these)
  • 1 fish bowl that fits bottom of vase (Michael’s)
  • large red bulbs to fill body (dollar store)
  • black ribbon for belt & bottom trim
  • gold ribbon for belt buckle
  • glue (this is my favorite glue)
  • Santa hat (dollar store)
  • pillow stuffing
  • candy kisses or cookies (optional)

Directions:

Glue bottom of vase to bottom of fish bowl and let dry.  Flip so the vase is up.  Fill vase with large red bulbs (mine stuck in there all by themselves with out falling out when I flipped it over).  Flip over so the fish bowl is now on top.  Add the beard, mustache, hat, belt and black trim using glue when necessary.  Fill with candy or cookies.  Call your grand kids and tell them Santa is waiting.

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

Here’s how I applied the beard…

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

 

Here’s Santa in the spotlight…

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all!!

Dollar Store Cookie Tray

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

Thrift Store Sweater Trees

This "Upside Down Vase Santa Claus" candy/cookie dish is pure genius! What a nice treat for the kiddos on Christmas.

This is crazy cute!!

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13 Responses

  1. Dad says:

    Very nice work, I remember the one we had, dont know what happened to it. love, Dad in NY

  2. Shirley in England. says:

    That is SO adorable! Will be making one of those next year! Merry Christmas to you all. I love your blog & house.

  3. Julie says:

    Girl, you are UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas to you/family!! Hope Santa is good to you!

  4. BETTE QUERIN says:

    Hi Julie:
    Just love the Santa Clause. You must have a very decorative mind, I would never have thought of this. Going to try one next year.
    Merriest of Merriest Christmas.

    Bette from Cold Canada

    • Julie says:

      Hi Bette! Yes…my mind likes to wander and think up things. I fall asleep thinking of new ideas. Stay warm up in Canada and Merry Christmas from cold Michigan!

  5. carol bittner says:

    Your Santa turned out so cute. Awesome way to use a vase (that so many of us have shoved into a cupboard just taking up space).

    Great idea; thank you Redhead 🙂

  6. Pam says:

    Love the Santa and the cookie tray! You never cease to amaze me with your talent and imagination! Like I’ve said before, you crack me up…the cat with the Santa…OMG hilarious! The look on the cat’s face was priceless!

  7. Carol says:

    Merry Chistmas Julie!
    Undoubtedly a cute idea, but my favorite shot
    was your cat and “Help me!”!! Eased my stress this morning since it and and I had a good laugh since is definitely
    crunch time at my home this morning!
    Thank you,
    Carol

  8. Lisa says:

    The look on your cat’s face is priceless! Love this idea.. Thank you!

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