These Santa's are carved on the corner. The wood used is a 3/4" x 3/4" x 4" +/- piece of Basswood. The wood can be split into two pieces or just left to be whittled on a corner. For the purpose of illustration draw the Santa shape as shown, on the wood corner.
The next posting will be a step-by-step tutorial on whittling one of these ornaments. I use the word "whittle" to mean that I will use a knife for everything except the beard texture. The beard texture is achieved with a V-Tool.