I saw this ornament idea in the Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine and thought Jude would enjoy making it with me. (I followed their overall idea, but made a few changes on the one we made.)
To make this ornament you will need:
- a small paintbrush (I bought the one we used for 30 cents at a discount store...that was the total cost of this project because I had everything else at home.)
- goggly eyes (or can paint/draw them on)
- white paint (or some cotton balls or a small piece of quilt batting)
- red paint
- white bead
- small piece of twine or ribbon
First paint the paintbrush handle red. I taped the brush to make sure we didn't get red paint all over Santa's beard.
Then I cut a piece of extra batting and hot glued it around the brush to complete Santa's hat.
Glue on some eyes.
Trim the brush into a more "beard-like" shape.
Looking good, Mr. Claus!
Tie a piece of twine (or ribbon) in a loop. Slide through the hole on the brush handle. Add a bead and loop the twine through itself so the ornament can hang.
I also added Jude's name and the date on the back of the ornament.
Jude is loving his 2011 Santa ornament!
P.S. - A big thank you to Ginger at gingersnapcrafts for featuring my make ahead egg recipe today...stop by and say hello to her!