A few years ago, I made Paint Brush Santas for the top of gifts and to add to our Christmas decor and I got so many compliments on them that I thought I would share how I made them here. I love adding a homemade twist to gifts for Christmas and homemade decorations always make your Christmas decor feel more cozy. If you have a carpenter, DIYer or handy person on your gift list this year, these Paint Brush Santas would be a great addition to their gift. Or, if you are looking for homemade ornament ideas, these are adorable on your Christmas tree.
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Supplies Used To Make Paint Brush Santas:
For these paint brush santas, I used dollar store paint brushes and paint that I had on hand.
Easy Directions To Make Paint Brush Santas:
To start, I painted over the gold part of the brushes with a tan color. In years past, I did more of a gray color.
Then, I painted the handles of the brushes in red and white stripes. Here is where the sky is the limit. You can do any colors or patterns you love. Add glitter or words. Let your Christmas creativity shine here.
The brushes needed a few coats of paint to cover them well.
When everything was dry, I tied a piece of jute twine through the hole in the handles. Then, I added a pom-pom to the top with hot glue.
In the end, I added some facial features with black and other colored Puffy paint.
The pictures below are some of the santas I made a few years ago.
Aren’t they cute!
These Paint Brush Santas will be added to many of the gifts we are giving this year and the kids have hung them on our tree and other places in our home.
These Paint Brush Santas are so fun and add a touch of whimsy to your gifts and Christmas decor. You can make them in all kinds of colors and patterns. They are a fun Christmas craft for the kiddos too. Our kids are always looking for homemade gifts they can make for the people on their list and this is a great one for that.
If you don’t have time to create these homemade Christmas ornaments, I found some cute options online:
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Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
Oh my goodness! There are so many awesome colors to choose from!
I love this Santa Brush! Such a fun idea!
Pinning and sharing everywhere!
Thank you so much Ashley! You are the best!
I love them all. I’m kinda partial to anything green though!
There are so many great colors Jen!
Sarah @SarahTitus.com says
Ah, those are so cute. Will share this on Facebook on the 10th! Thank you for linking up to Frugal Friday. I hope you come back next week. 🙂
Thank you Sarah!
Sherry Fram says
I like the devotion and the midnight sky colors. All of them are pretty! Love the Santa brushes!
Thank you Sherry!
Melissa @ A Prudent Life says
What a cute idea! Love them as gift toppers!
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations says
They are so adorable! So many colors to choose from, I can’t decide.
Devotion is a really pretty red. 🙂
Robin – Devotion is a great color and yes there are so many great ones to choose from!
Oh my word, the santa brushes attached to a gift is just the cutest idea, especially for a DIYer like myself!
I would choose the Tropical Cocktail for sure! It’s bright and vibrant and perfect!
I love that color too Goldi.
would love some of the Tropical cocktail or bliss paint. Then again all the colors are beautiful.
They are all so great! It is hard to choose!
Alright, it’s official! That is the most adorable craft gift I have ever seen!! Totally love it!
YAY! Thanks so much Becca!
Courtney @ Crafts by Courtney says
These look like such a fun idea to do. I love that they are a inexpensive Dollar Tree craft!
Aww, love these!! You did such a great job painting the handles and the sweet little Santa smile is the best. 😉 Thanks so much for sharing!!
Thank you Stefanie
Sherri Howell says
I love Cheesecake, it is so versatile!!
I love that color too!
Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations says
I commented, but didn’t get a response as usual.
I am sorry you didn’t get a response. I will go back and look at it! Thanks so much for your comment.
These are absolutely adorable! Great job.
Thank you Jillian!
Simple Hacks Living says
Very cute and creative! Pinning it!
These are pretty cute. 🙂
Thanks so much Kendra!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Hard to choose, so many great colors. I love the elegance, sage or grey s. I’d have to figure out what I ‘d paint if I won. lol Thanks for the chance and for sharing at the party! shared!
There are so many great colors!
I am visiting from Frugal Friday Link up. These are absolutely adorable. How cute to make a tree adorned with these little guys!
Thank you so much Janell!
Lou Lou Girls says
I’m totally in love with this! Super cute idea. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Thank you so much!
Mandy Hank says
Oh I love these, I need to make some!! Thanks for sharing!!