Christmas Log Decorations

These Christmas Log Decorations are just adorable – and kids will love helping to decorate them!

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

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OK so before I start this tutorial I’m going to be honest. If you can’t cut logs on the bias (or know someone who can) then this craft will just have to remain one of those lovely things that you pin on Pinterest. Because logs cut in the regular way just won’t work. Luckily for me, my husband is pretty handy with a chainsaw.Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

I had picked out three straight logs from our logpile and asked if the slanted cut was possible. Never one to refuse a challenge, my husband had all three cut within moments. I brought them inside to dry for a few days, then my son and I started decorating them!Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

I tried to keep things simple – using mainly a variety of craft foam sheets, googly eyes, and pom poms. I had no idea whether regular craft glue would work (I thought I might have to sneak them away and reglue with a hot glue gun) but actually it worked just fine!

Here’s how we made each log:

Reindeer:

  • brown craft foam antlers and ears
  • lighter brown (or pink) craft foam for inner ear
  • googly eyes
  • red pom pom nose

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

Snowman:

  • white acrylic paint
  • black craft foam hat, eyes and mouth
  • orange craft foam nose

 

Santa:

  • red craft foam hat
  • white cotton wool beard and hat trim
  • googly eyes
  • pink pom pom nose

Christmas Log Santa

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

Here are the three finished logs! I tied a wide red ribbon around them, added a bow and this completed them as a set!

Christmas Log Decorations - kids will love decorating these reindeer, snowman and Santa logs!

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