1. For the base, I used an almost flat piece of wood and sliced a long thin groove in it for photos. I painted with red, white and green paint.
2. For pole - I used a circular wooden piece with a hole in it and painted it red. I put a screw through the pole and long enough to screw into the flat base. Used an old ornament for top of pole.
3. Pole design - wrapped with Mardi Gras beads of different colors and glued first and last few rows of beads to pole. Glued 2 clothes pins to pole for photos. Decorated with red curled ribbon.
4. Sign - thumb tacked and taped the North Pole sign to the top of pole but you can use any colors or paints you want or stencils for letters.