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Decorate some paintbrushes that can then double as Christmas tree decorations and a special homemade gift.
This Christmas craft ticks many Christmas boxes. The kids will be kept busy, the tree will have some new decorations, and you will have a present for that hard to buy for older person who will appreciate the time and love spent on their gift.
Follow the instructions, and watch the video below, on how to make Father Christmas, an elf, and trusty Rudolph.
You will need:
- Resene test pots – Alabaster (White), Metallic Gold (Gold), Noir (black), Red Berry (Red), Bingo (Green)
- Resene test pot brush
- Small paint brush
- Hot glue gun
- Paint brush to decorate
- Small Red & Green pompoms
- Large red pompom
- Googly eyes
- Gold Pipe cleaners (x2)
- White felt
- Holly decoration
- Christmas Ribbon
Check out the video as well as the step by step instructions below.
Cut a small bit of felt to fit the majority of the ferrule, cut vertical lines up to make a fringe, glue it on so you can just see the eyes. Glue the holly decoration to the hat and finally thread a piece of ribbon through the top, tie it up.
Take one gold pipe cleaner and wrap it around the handle, take the second one, cut it in two smaller pieces and join to the existing pipe cleaner, cut and shape the pipe cleaners to your desired length and shape to make the reindeer antlers.
Thread a piece of ribbon through the top, tie it up and you are done.
At the bottom of the handle using the hot glue gun, glue a mixture of red and green small pompoms.
Glue to googly eyes on to the ferrule at the top. Thread a piece of ribbon through the top, tie it up and you are done.