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Now that the holidays are here I have finally found some time to make a Corky I've planned on doing for months: Santa Claus! 
Even though I was planning on making him much earlier than this, now's actually the perfect time for something so christmassy. Of course these could make great Christmas decorations or gifts.

For an introduction to Corkies, see my previous Instructable: Corkies - Champagne Cork Figurines

Step 1: Supplies

Picture of Supplies
Materials
  • Champagne cork
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Artificial fur
  • scraps of cork
  • Brown fabric
  • Red and white felt
  • 0.5mm wire
Tools
  • 0.5 black permanent marker
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Craft knife
  • UHU glue
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Scissors

Step 2: Face

One way in which this Corky is unique is the nose. All of my other Corkies so far have drawn, 2D noses. I had to give Santa a 3D nose, because it would have looked strange with the glasses, beard and moustache.
For the nose, get a regular cork and chop it up into smaller pieces. Carve a piece into the right shape and size to make a round Santa nose.
Notice that in the third picture I already started making the beard. Don't do this yet; it makes things much more complicated.

Step 4: Beard

Probably the most annoying and time consuming step, this one might take a couple of tries to get right. Don't do it like I did it. Stick on the bottom part of the beard first, then stick some more wads of fur on to make the hair and sides. For the moustache, simply cut out a small strip and stick it onto the beard, right underneath the nose.
 
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it's Santa! this is my first attempt at making him. the last one is of him being held up by 
war machine.
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sweet! I voted for you in the holiday gift contest!
sjroth (author)  Mr. tony stark1 year ago
Thanks!
mncannon1 year ago
He is adorable!
Ahhhhh! The beard! The glasses! He's so cute. :D