These adorable simple paint brush Santa's would be great to use as Teachers gifts, Secret Santa gifts, or for gift exchanges. They are inexpensive and quite simple to make! I made 20 in just an afternoon. Make your own with the step by step directions below... or if you are in a crunch for time and just visit my Etsy shop - TheBlueSpottedOwl on Etsy They will sure to put a smile on everyone's face this holiday season!
|You will need wood 2" wood handle paint brushes from the hardware store.|
(mine were .95 cents at Home Depot)
|Paint the handles front and back and inside hole with a dark red/burgundy paint|
|I used 1/4" wood buttons for noses.|
|Paint the noses... since I am impatient I put mine in the paint and rolled them around|
and then brushed off the excess and laid out separately to dry.
|Paint polka dots on Santa's hat. I use the end of a flat wood paint brush to create perfect|
polka dots... you can get a few dots from 1 dip!
|Hot glue a 1" by 4 1/2" strip of ivory fleece around most of the metal of the |
paint brush, leaving about 1/4" of metal exposed for the eyes and nose.
|I used 5mm plastic half round eyes for Santa. Use a craft glue (I love Tacky Glue)|
to glue the 5mm eyes on the metal, just above the nose.
|Use some clipped garland and a shiny bell to decorate the rim of Santa's hat.|
|I had some strips of plaid fabric left over from snowman scarfs that I used to|
tie a bow through the hole at the top of the brush
(this is not necessary but I thought it looked cute)
|Make a hanger at the top. I used a strip of green twine.|