Just a few days ago I was talking to my oldest two daughters about how having a Santa on the top of a Christmas tree is a sign of how people focus on the wrong thing at Christmas. Later that night I went to the Dollar store. While I was there finishing my Christmas shopping, I saw a cute little Santa tree topper sitting there with his 3 identical companions. In an instant, a *Catholic Inspired* thought popped in to my head and so I bought one and brought it home.
Oh, they should know me by now, but I had to assure them that I was not adding it the top of our tree!
And then I gave that Santa tree topper a Catholic Inspired extreme makeover:
From Santa to St. Nicholas!!
if you find a Santa you would like to "convert"!
For the bottom I added a triangle shaped piece of white felt over top the red and trimmed it with gold ribbon. (I burned the ends of the all ribbons so they don't fray.)
His staff is three gold pipe cleaners twisted together.
All felt and ribbons were hot glued down, because I'm not very good at sewing!
Kids are easily amazed! And mine were totally amazed! ;-)
This St. Nicholas doll is now being admired as he sits under our tree next to our Manger which is awaiting Baby Jesus!
Hope you are all having a blessed day!
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