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The Christmas season can be a strain on the budget so I love it when I create a sweet something that doesn’t take a toolbox full of expensive gadgets. You probably have most of the supplies for this cute stocking stuffer, plus we’re sharing our free Santa details printable to make it happen.
I’ve waited a long time for this Christmas. When I was a teacher and enjoying other people’s kids, I daydreamed about making holidays merry for my own someday.
This year both of my boys are old enough to get into Christmas. Watching their eyes sparkle when we’re sharing whispered secrets and hinting about upcoming surprises is everything I hoped for!
Each appreciative “Oh, mama” fuels my zeal to do more.
I know finding these sweet Santas in their stockings will be a thrill. I’m filling their socks and the Santas with treats like SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes and Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis. I like that there are no artificial flavors or colors.
My youngest especially likes the SweeTARTS Soft & Chewy Ropes. They’re cherry-flavored licorice with a tart punch-flavored center. The SweeTARTS box even has a gift tag printed right on the package so that’s perfect for tucking into their socks.
The festive red and green foil-wrapped Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis are ideal for all sorts of holiday fun. Besides being affordable and looking festive in the candy dish, I’m thinking they will be good for baking and decorating the gingerbread houses we’re planning to make.
And I might need to sample a few. I love the crisp-ety, crunch-ety combo of Butterfinger and smooth peanut butter and chocolate.
Ready to make some merry at your house? Here’s how to make these Sweet Santas.
- red craft rolls or cardboard rolls painted red
- white tissue paper
- black tissue paper
- black marker
- red pencil
- Santa printable
- Cut white tissue paper rectangle about 7 inches long and 6 inches wide.
- Fold the paper edge up about an inch on one long side.
- Wrap the folded part of paper around roll about an inch from the top. Tape down.
- Twist tissue paper to close. Insert candy in opposite, open end.
- Repeat folding and taping with black tissue paper on the open end; twist shut.
- Cut out Santa hat, beard, and belt.
- Glue details onto roll. Color in eyes, mouth, and cheeks with marker and pencil.
It doesn’t take extravagance to make the holiday special. A few supplies, a bit of candy and a lot of love go a long way!
You’ll find these candies at major retailers nationwide.
P.S. I think these Sweet Santas would also look adorable as festive place markers on a party table!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestlé Butterfinger & SweeTARTS. The opinions and text are all mine.