Easy Santa’s Belly Ornament

You can literally make this ornament in one minute. I was inspired to make this when I was on my pilgrimage to Michael’s last week. There’s a Pier One next door and you could see through the windows that they had all their Christmas ornaments on display.

So I went in and saw something very similar to this, though their belts were made of a black vinyl with a plastic buckle. They were selling them for $7.99 each! Sheesh!

I went into Michael’s and they were having a sale on ornaments. There was a box of 8 red ball ornies for $4.99, regularly priced at $7.99. I already had the felt and chenille on hand, so these are a very inexpensive alternative! Even with the ornaments at full price, you are talking about $1.00 each as opposed to $7.99 each.

Because of the ornament sale and having the felt and chenille on hand, this ornament cost me $0.62.

Here’s what you need:

Easy Santa’s Belly Ornament
by Amanda Formaro

[printable version]

you will need

red ball ornament
black felt
gold chenille stem
hot glue gun

what you do

Cut a strip of black felt, about 3/4″ wide, long enough to fit around the center of the ball ornament. Using the width of the felt as a guide, bend the chenille into a rectangle for the buckle and trim off the excess. Glue the buckle to the center of the felt strip. Glue the strip to the middle of the ornament and all the way around it, trimming excess and gluing in place.

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That’s it! Have fun :)


  1. Tiffiny Felix says

    Your crafts are always so darn cute! I really want to do something fun and crafty with my kids before Christmas…these little Santa Belly ornaments are so easy I might actually get to them ;) Thanks!

  2. alba says

    Great Idea I have red Ornaments sitting in the basement I have the felt and the chenille, Always looking for a cute gift ideas for the girls at work.

  3. Sarah Phillips says

    This is adorable. Can’t wait to make one, just hope I can find some red balls. Thank you for this idea

  4. says

    Love Love Love this ho ho ho santas belly out of all u showed herein .. Yet another Great ornament to share and tell all about .. Yeahhhhhh ! ty ty Amanda.. why didnt i think of that ? hahaha Ho Ho HO i mean hahaha Merry Christmas to u and one and all herein … :)

  5. Linda Welter says

    Cant wait to give this a try….may even use it at our 50+ members family Christmas Eve. Would be a wonderful, simple and soooo cute project for everyone to do. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas…


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