You can find some great stuff digging through the sale section at your craft store, especially after a holiday! These cute Santa hat Christmas ornaments were actually made from candy corn wood slices! With a little creativity, they’re cute elf and Santa hats for your tree. This is why it always pays to shop the bargain bin. These Santa hat ornaments are so easy to make and they’re lightweight so you can even use them as gift tags.

DIY Santa Hat Ornaments

You will want to stock up on these wood candy cane shapes when you find them because this ornament is a whole lot of fun to make and you’ll want to make TONS of them. Since they are so simple to make and relatively mess-free, they’re great for kids too! I love having easy craft projects handy around the holidays. When the kids are out of school but it’s too cold to play outside and you have a mile long to-do list, simple craft projects are my lifesaver! This Christmas ornament craft is a good one because they can make as many as they want and in all kinds of styles and you can hang them up on a pretty piece of yarn as garland.

DIY Santa Hat Ornaments

DIY Santa Hat Ornaments


  • wood candy corn shapes
  • pom poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • paint
  • ribbon
  • glue

DIY Santa and Elft Hat Ornaments


  1. Paint the candy corn first with the color of your choice. Allow to dry.
  2. Glue on pom poms, pipe cleaners, and ribbon as shown to complete the hat ornament of your choice.

Wood candy corn shapes work perfectly for these ornaments because of the rounded edges. Change up the pom pom and pipe cleaner fringe for any Christmas character you can imagine. This same idea can be used for Christmas trees so be sure to stock up on the shapes when purchasing!

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Santa and Elf Hat Ornaments