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Paintbrush Santa’s

I have been seeing the Santa’s made from paint brushes (is that paintbrush or paint brush??) all over the internet & at local craft sales. Love them! So I had to try them.

I didn’t feel like going to the store, so I scoured my house for whatever I could find. I found both .. some new and some used brushes & misc items to decorate them with. Score!

After an afternoon of Christmas shows and crafting, this is what I came up with … four Santa’s to hang.

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My photo’s stink because I think the sun is hibernating & my flash just washed them out!

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The gold one was actually a pastry brush. So, I had to drill a hole in the end for the ribbon hanger. Not so sure about the gold color.

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My favorite one is the light blue one. It was a very used brush that was a little rusty. I love how he turned out, esp his little mustache!

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It is hard to tell, but I lightly painted some red onto the hat part on this green one & then added sparkles. It looks kind of cool in person.

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My next attempt, I want go to the store first so that I can be more prepared & to try to make some that look a little rustic like these that I found on pinterest. (Sorry I cannot give credit to the designer because the link from pinterest was broken)

or add some pizzazz like Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom did in this tutorial to make these adorable Santa’s below.

paintbrush santa ornaments

There are just so many cute ideas out there to pick from!

 

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About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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