Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Santa Claus: detailed Benzie color guides – kits available!


Santa Claus is the first pattern in my 'Twas the Night Ornament Series. Here are the detailed felt/floss/sequin/bead color guides for you, so that you can easily make Santa Clauses that look like my Benzie felt samples! Benzie Design has long been one of my favorite places to purchase wool-blend felts. They have stellar customer service, quick shipping, and their felt, floss, sequins and beads are an absolute joy to work with! They will be very happy to help you with what you need.

First, some handy links:
To buy the Santa Claus pattern: mmmcrafts.etsy.com
To buy the Classic or Retro felt palettes shown here:
Benzie 'Twas the Night felt palettes
To buy the helpful notions kit:
Benzie 'Twas the Night notions kit
To shop their beautiful sequins & beads:
Benzie Sparkle & Shine page

I personally chose two different palettes from Benzie's beautiful wool-blend felts to make the ornament samples you see here:

'Twas the Night CLASSIC palette: 


Above photo courtesy of Benzie Design

This 10 pc felt palette includes timeless color combos for Santa Claus in reds, blues and golds. 

'Twas the Night RETRO palette: 


Above photo courtesy of Benzie Design

For this palette, I chose colors that evoke the modern era of the 50s and 60s, with pinks, mints and olives.

For both Benzie Design felt palettes, you can purchase just the felt, or choose the drop down option to include the matching floss (which you will need to sew the ornament together.)

SANTA CLAUS COLOR GUIDES:



Classic Red Santa:

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
White: Mustache
Ecru: Coat trim, hat trim, boot/sleeve/stocking cuffs
Graphite: Belt and boots
Carmine: Coat and hat
Coral: Body
Swan: Mittens
Mustard: Stocking
*Note: You will also need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:
Hat trim: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Coat trim: 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (or sub 4 mm Benzie Moonstone), Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Coat: DMC B5200, DMC 3846 (also for number on coat back), 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Belt: DMC B5200, 8 mm brassy gold sequin, 5 mm aqua sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent bead
Boots: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Stocking: Silver sewing thread, DMC B5200, DMC 3799, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent, Teal, and Strawberry beads
Candy cane and jingle bell ornament: DMC 666
Hanging loop: DMC 5283

OTHER NOTIONS:
5 mm and 9 mm brass jingle bells for hat and ornament


Classic Blue Santa: 

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
White: Mustache
Ecru: Coat trim, hat trim, boot/sleeve/stocking cuffs
Graphite: Belt and boots
Peacock: Coat and hat
Swan: Body
Mustard: Mittens
Carmine: Stocking
*Note: You will also need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:
Hat trim: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Teal beads
Coat trim: 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (or sub 4 mm Benzie Moonstone), Benzie Teal beads
Coat: DMC B5200, DMC 783 (also for number on coat back), 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Belt: DMC B5200, 8 mm brassy gold sequin, 5 mm red sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent bead
Boots: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Strawberry beads
Stocking: DMC B5200, DMC 3799, DMC 3844, Benzie 4 mm White sequin, one 6 mm white sequin, one 8 mm white sequin, Benzie Graphite and Rose Quartz beads
Candy cane and jingle bell ornament: DMC 666
Hanging loop: DMC 5283

OTHER NOTIONS:
White 5mm mini pom for hat, 9 mm silver jingle bell


Retro Mint Santa:

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
White: Mustache
Ecru: Coat trim, hat trim, boot/sleeve/stocking cuffs
Graphite: Belt and boots
Julep: Coat and hat
Chartreuse: Body
Moss: Mittens
Flamingo: Stocking
*Note: You will also need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:
Hat trim: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Kelly beads
Coat trim: 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (or sub 4 mm Benzie Moonstone), Benzie Kelly beads
Coat: DMC B5200, DMC 937 (also for number on coat back), 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Belt: DMC B5200, 8 mm brassy gold sequin, 5 mm green (or sub pink) sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent bead
Boots: 4mm Benzie Jade sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Stocking: DMC B5200, silver thread, Benzie 4 mm Moonstone sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Candy cane: DMC 666, DMC 603
Jingle bell ornament: 9 mm pink jingle bell, DMC 5282
Hanging loop: DMC 5283

OTHER NOTIONS:
White 5mm mini pom for hat


Retro Pink Santa:

BENZIE FELT COLORS*:
White: Mustache
Ecru: Coat trim, hat trim, boot/sleeve/stocking cuffs
Graphite: Belt and boots
Flamingo: Coat and hat
Marigold: Body and mittens
Julep: Stocking
*Note: You will also need matching floss or thread colors

FLOSS/SEQUIN/BEAD COLORS:
Hat trim: 4mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Rose Quartz beads
Coat trim: 5 mm iridescent clear cupped sequins (or sub 4 mm Benzie Moonstone), Benzie Rose Quartz beads
Coat: DMC B5200, DMC 606 (also for number on coat back), 4mm Benzie White sequins, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent beads
Belt: DMC B5200, 8 mm silver sequin, 5 mm teal sequin, Benzie Rainbow Iridescent bead
Boots: 4 mm Benzie Moonstone sequins, Benzie Teal beads
Stocking: DMC B5200, DMC 3799, DMC 606, Benzie 4 mm White sequin, one 6 mm white sequin, one 8 mm white sequin, Benzie Graphite and Rose Quartz beads
Candy cane: DMC 606, DMC 603
Jingle bell ornament: 9 mm teal jingle bell, DMC 5283
Hanging loop: DMC 5283

OTHER NOTIONS:
5mm silver jingle bell for hat

7 comments:

  1. Hello Larissa. Your ornaments are beautiful, as always! I was wondering, why didn't you use a strong red for your classic Santa's jacket? Is the Benzie red too dark? Or two vibrant? Thanks for the lovely pattern.

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    1. Hello! Thanks so much! His coat is a very vibrant red called Carmine. It's not a classic red, but it was my preference. I just like rich, bright colors. Benzie also has a more traditional true red called (wait for it) Red. :-) That would look very nice too! Maybe paired with Carmine for the body. I hope that helps!

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    2. Well, a vibrant red will stand out among the tree branches. :-D

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  2. HI Larissa,I got my pattern and my Benzie supplies. My question is where you get the cotton pipe cleaners. I see some on etsy that look off white. The salesgirl at Joanns said maybe a smoke shop. Any way I'm excited to make them.

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    1. Hi, Elizabeth! Thanks so much for your purchase! I have resources for purchasing supplies listed in the back of the pattern. I just purchase my cotton pipe cleaners at Amazon.com because I use a lot, but a pipe/cigar shop or a hardware store is a great place to find them locally. Mine are a creamy white. I bought these a while back and since it's over 500, I've still got plenty. haha! https://www.amazon.com/BJ-Long-Standard-Pipe-Cleaners/dp/B000WW6VUO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1HS4BW6XBRS96&keywords=bj+long+pipe+cleaners&qid=1567974361&s=gateway&sprefix=bj+long+p%2Caps%2C852&sr=8-1

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  3. These are so pretty! And I love the Night before Christmas poem. Too bad my kids don’t speak english yet. Glancing over the pics the mint santa looks a bit like a hangman santa because of his slanted head �� Poor guy!

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    1. Thanks, Yasmijn! I didn't realize it but with the silver loop it does look a bit like that. haha!

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