As I shared in my last post, I really enjoy painting Christmas ornaments. I did two this year and I am posting them to show how fun and easy they are to do. They are also very inexpensive.
I got this little resin Santa at Hobby Lobby, where family traditions are started. He was 50% off and I paid $2 for him. Such a nice blank canvas waiting to be splashed with creativity.
I used regular acrylic paint, and it took a couple of coats of the red and maybe about three coats of the white. I used a very tiny brush on the parts where the two colors met. A coat of Mod Podge is an option after the pain dries if you want it to be shiny. I opted for a matte finish this time.
Here he is with his black boots, gold buttons...
...and green mittens.
He looks very much at home among the regulars.
This is a simple wooden ornament of which there are an abundance at both Michaels and Hobby Lobby. It was less than $1.
First I painted it in acrylics.
Then oversanded it a little.
I diluted some brown acrylic paint with water and brushed on some, then wiped it off to give it an aged look. Then I hung it on my tree.
Painting ornaments can be fun for every member of the family. They are also very cute to tie onto a gift for someone special.