Santa Paintbrush Ornament – CCC Day #18 | SewBrenna

Santa Paintbrush Ornament – CCC Day #18 | SewBrenna


[bells jingling] Merry Christmas!
Today for Christmas Crafts and Chats I’m going to be showing you how to make this
really cute Santa paintbrush ornament. The supplies
that you’ll need for this project are: a wooden paintbrush. I’m going to be
using a 2 inch paintbrush. A protective tablecloth or mat so that you don’t get
paint on your workspace. Paintbrushes in assorted shapes and sizes. You’ll need a
little Jingle Bell. SnowTex. Twine to hang our Santas with. An old paintbrush
to use at the Snowtex. You don’t want to ruin a good one. A paper or a plastic
plate or bowl. Paint: black, white, peach, and red. Here’s a bit of a closer look at
the Santa brush that we’re going to be making. Ours will be a little bit bigger
since this is only a one-inch brush. First thing you want to do is shake up
your paint and we will paint his hat first. So get out your burgundy or your
red, depending on your color preferences, We are going to paint the handle red. You
don’t need to be too terribly careful up by the metal because that will get
covered with SnowTex for the brim of his hat. I’m just doing one flat side and
the sides so that we can lay it down to dry. That way we don’t get paint in other
places that we don’t need paint. I have a thin coat of red and now I’m just going
to lay it to dry. I’m gonna go rinse out my brush, clean up
my little exploded bottle, and then we’ll paint the other side. My other side is
dry so I’m just going to quickly paint this other side. Next we’re going to add
the little speckled white parts to Santa’s hat so you’ll need a stiff brush.
I’m going to use an old toothbrush and your white paint. Dip a little on and
then we’ll splatter. We’re doing Santa’s face next with our
flesh tone color and I’m going to be using a very small brush just so that I
can be more careful around the bristles of this brush. So if your handle is dry
you can hold it by the handle or you can just pick it up by the bristles. And then
we’ll come back once this side is dry, paint the other side and then we’ll do a
second coat for each one. We are now ready to add Santa’s face so we need to
decide which is the front and which is the back. My bristles are for some reason
going sideways on this side so I’m gonna make this the front where his face will
go. We’ll need our white paint, our black paint, and our red paint. I’m going to go
ahead and do his nose and his eyes and then we’ll do his mustache and mouth
last. [Jolly Old St. Nicholas instrumental jazz] Well as you can tell, painting definitely
isn’t my strong suit, but I’m having fun and that’s really all that matters. Right?
I’m sorry, Santa. While we wait for Santa’s face to finish drying I’m going
to go ahead and add my SnowTex and my little jingle bell. As I mentioned before
you want to make sure that you’re using an old or a really cheap brush because
SnowTex is really hard to clean out because it’s so fluffy. So take a little
bit of it, plop it on to the top of Santa’s hat, and then place your little
jingle bell on it. And then when that dries it will stay on there. I’m also
going to start applying some of the SnowTex for Santa’s brim of his hat. I’m just gonna do the front and the
sides for right now so that that will dry before we do the back. I’m gonna go
ahead and add Santa’s mouth now just a little “Oh”. And now our Santa is almost done! We just
need to string the twine through and do the back of his head with SnowTex
like that. I cut off a piece of twine that’s about 12 inches long. So I’m going
to carefully string that through here while we’re waiting for Santa’s pom-pom
SnowTex to dry, and this is how we will hang our little Santa brush on our tree.
For the back of our Santa we’re actually going to do the brim and make it look
like it’s his hair. And just kind of all over on the back of his head. My little Santa is all finished! He’s all
done! He’s dry. We’re gonna go hang him on the tree. Thanks so much for joining me
for another Christmas Crafts and Chats and I hope I get to see you again
tomorrow. Merry Christmas! [music]

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