How to Make a Paintbrush Santa Ornament

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This sweet paintbrush Santa ornament just goes to show, anything can become a craft project. Dollar stores frequently sell inexpensive paintbrushes in packages of four or five, which ultimately makes this a money friendly craft. They come in different sizes, so you will be able to make a menagerie of skinny to fat Santa's for basically the same cost. Make one for your favorite handyman or attach to Christmas gifts for the men in your life.

Things You'll Need

  • Utility paintbrush for the Santa ornament
  • Red acrylic paint
  • Peach acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Pink acrylic paint
  • Texture snow medium
  • 1/4-inch pink pom pom
  • 1/2-inch jingle bell
  • 1/8-inch red ribbon
  • Wood skewer
  • Craft glue
  • Cotton swab
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Small amount of water
  • Paint the entire surface (front and back) of the utility paintbrush handle using the red acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.

  • Choose a front to your paintbrush Santa ornament. Paint the metal over the bristles using the peach acrylic paint on the front of the paintbrush. Allow the paint to dry.

  • Dip the cotton swab into the pink acrylic paint and dab two cheeks onto the paintbrush Santa ornament. Dip the blunt end of the wood skewer into the black acrylic paint and dot two eyes. Allow the paint to dry. Plan your face smaller than the area of peach that was painted to allow for the hair and beard.

  • Thin the texture snow medium out slightly. Paint and dab the texture snow medium around the face and hat line. Continue to paint and dab a beard onto the bristles below the face. Allow the textured snow to dry.

  • Paint and dab the textured snow around the end of the paintbrush for the pom pom of Santa's hat. Prop the brush to dry.

  • Cut a 6-inch piece of the red ribbon and thread it through the hole on the paintbrush for the hanger. Tie the ends of the ribbon together using an overhand knot.

  • Glue a jingle bell below the snowy pom pom on the hat using the craft glue. Allow the glue to dry.

  • Glue the pink pom pom nose to the paintbrush Santa ornament's face using the craft glue. Allow the glue to dry.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the paintbrushes are already red, you can eliminate step 1 of the instructions.
  • If the paint brushes you are using do not have a hole for hanging, you will have to drill a hole before painting.
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