If you’re a crafter, you probably have some extra paint brushes in your supplies. Follow this easy tutorial to turn them into fun Santa Paint Brush Ornaments.
These can be made using any size of paint brush and you might have everything you need to make them on hand.
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I’ll be participating in an annual Christmas Tree Blog Hop again this year and I’ve decided to do a small tree using only Santa ornaments. I’ve been crafting a few new ones for it. I’ve spotted Santa Paint Brush Ornaments on Pinterest and decided to put my own spin on them.
Santa Claus Paint Brush Ornaments DIY
If you do a lot of crafting, you might find all of the supplies needed to make these cute ornaments in your craft stash. You’ll need brushes, paint, fluffy yarn, small pompoms, and hot glue. I buy these paint brushes at dollar stores to use on crafts. Inexpensive ones like these are fine for that and I save my good brushes for larger projects.
The first step is to paint the handles of the brushes red. Cover both the front and back sides of the handle. I used two coats to get good coverage.
After the red paint has dried, the bristles are painted white. You can do this by either dipping them in a tub of white paint or by using a small paint brush to brush it on. Dipping would probably be quicker, but I thought it might take too long for it to dry so I brushed the white paint on.
I covered the silver part of the brush with paint, too. Once the white paint has dried, wrap fluffy white yarn around the part that was silver. Begin on the back side by adding a small dot of hot glue. Finish it off on the back with another dot of glue.
I have a bag with an assortment of colors and sizes of pompoms. I sorted through the bag until I found two tiny black ones for his eyes and one small pink one for his nose. I put a very tiny dot of hot glue on the brush and then used jewelry pliers to put them in place to avoid burning my fingers.
Dip the rounded end of a wood skewer in white paint and add polka dots to the handle. You could also use the end of a very small paint brush to add the dots.
Allow the dots to dry completely and cut a piece of ribbon and make a loop for hanging the Santa ornament. Attach the ribbon with hot glue.
Some paint brushes have a hole near the top of the handle that you could put a thin piece of ribbon through for hanging.
To finish the ornament off, I hot glued a snowflake embellishment onto the yarn. Any small holiday item would look good, but I had these on hand.
Spending zero new money, I have two festive Santa ornaments for the tree. Even if you have to purchase the supplies, you can find all of them at dollar stores. If you’d like to make a lot of them they make great stocking stuffers, too. I’ve linked to a package of them at the end of the post.
Do you do themed trees for your holiday decor? I always have two large trees and a couple of four foot trees. The smaller ones are always decorated using a theme. Last year, or the smaller trees, I had a Snowy Farmhouse Tree and a Coastal Christmas Tree.
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DIY Paint Brush Santa Ornaments
Supply List for Santa Paint Brush Ornaments
- Paint Brush with unfinished handle
- White Paint
- Red Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Hot Glue
- Small Pink and Black Pom-poms
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