I started my project with a block of wood cut out in the shape of a Santa with a bag on his shoulder. ( my hubby took this pic with it flipped over)
Turned over I painted a European Santa with a green coat, fur and beard made with Dap Caulking in a can. I used the blunt end of an exacto knife to create the fur and the sharp blade to create the beard. I added little toys in his pocket and sack. Some of the toys were plain wood and I painted them. Some of toys were bought. I used oils and acrylics.
The finished product is below.
Each year I painted a different Santa for my collection. One year I did a Swedish Santa in the blue and one year a traditional Santa in the red.