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Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments
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November 1999

© Copyright 1999 by AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar All rights reserved.
These projects are for your personal use only and may not be republished or copied.


Idea: Use these ornaments as gift tags to add charm and an extra special surprise to your holiday gifts!

Materials Needed:
  • Wood pieces (size requirements with each ornament's instructions)
  • Fine floral wire
  • Small drill bit and drill
  • Buttons
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint Brushes
  • Carbon Paper & Pencil

Instructions for painting each ornament are shown below. For a copy of painting patterns: CLICK HERE.


Soldier:

  • Wood should measure at least 3 1/2" x 2".
  • Colors needed: Brandy Wine, Indigo Blue, Bright Red, Hunter Green, Gold, Peach, White, & Black.
  • Completely paint wood with Brandy Wine.
  • Using the pattern & instructions from the page link above, transfer the soldier to the wood.
  • Paint the soldier's face and hands with Peach.
  • Paint his coat sides, coat sleeves and hat Indigo Blue.
  • Paint his shirt and pants White.
  • Then paint on the Gold trim on his hat and shoulders.
  • Use Hunter Green for the holly leaves on his hat.
  • Paint his coat facings and cuffs with Bright Red.
  • Paint his boots Black.
  • Make small dots with Black for his eyes and buttons
  • Mix a little Bright Red with White to paint his nose.
  • Slightly thin some white and brush on a mustache and hair.
  • Instructions for Finishing below.

Gingerbread Man:

  • Wood should measure at least 3 1/2" x 2".
  • Colors needed: Hunter Green, Beige, Bright Red, White, Black.
  • Completely paint wood with Hunter Green.
  • Using the pattern & instructions from the page link above, transfer the gingerbread man to the wood.
  • Paint the gingerbread man with Beige.
  • Paint the candy cane completely white.
  • Paint a thin strip of white along the line just inside the outer edge of the gingerbread man.
  • Dot White paint for the buttons.
  • Paint the stripes on the candy cane with Bright Red.
  • Mix a little Bright Red and White to paint the cheeks.
  • Use Black dots to make eyes, nose, and to draw a thin line for his smile.
  • Instructions for Finishing below.

Christmas Cow:

  • Wood should measure at least 3 1/2" x 2".
  • Colors needed: Country Blue, White, Black, Bright Red, Hunter Green, Sunlight, Beige, Dark Beige.
  • Completely paint wood with Country Blue.
  • Using the pattern & instructions from the page link above, transfer the cow to the wood.
  • Paint the White parts of the cow first.
  • Paint the Black parts of the cow.
  • Mix some Bright Red with White to paint the cow's nose, inner ears, and udder.
  • Use a dot of White for the cow's star on its head.
  • Use Black dots for the cow's nostrils.
  • Paint the hat and collar Bright Red.
  • Paint the holly leaves with Hunter Green.
  • Use dots of Sunlight for the bells on the collar.
  • Use dots of Bright Red for the holly berries.
  • Paint the sign with Dark Beige.
  • Brush light strokes of Beige for the grass (brush from the ground up)
  • Use the White again to highlight some of the grass with snow, on top of the sign, and on the ground.
  • Finally, paint "NOG" on the sign in Black.
  • Instructions for Finishing below.

Moose in the Snow:

  • Wood should measure at least 3" x 4 1/4".
  • Colors needed: Indigo Blue, Beige, Dark Beige, Hunter Green, Bright Red, Sunlight, White, and Black.
  • Completely paint wood with Indigo Blue.
  • Using the pattern & instructions from the page link above, transfer the moose to the wood.
  • Paint the moose body Beige.
  • Paint the moose antlers and the tree stumps Dark Beige.
  • Paint the moose hooves Black and draw a thin Black line to separate the legs and for the mouth. Make small dots for eyes and nostrils.
  • Paint the collar and hat Bright Red.
  • Paint the trees with Hunter Green (start and the top of the tree and stroke down in each direction until the green meets the stump)
  • Paint the holly leaves Hunter Green.
  • Use dots of Sunlight for the bells on the collar and dots of Bright Red for the holly berries.
  • Paint the White parts of the hat and highlight the trees with White along the lines.
  • Paint the snow on the ground with White following the direction of the arrows.
  • Randomly dot snow in the sky around the moose and a little over him too.

Finishing the Ornaments: (Example in Moose Photo)

  • Drill two small holes about 1/4" from the top corners of the ornaments.
  • Insert one end of a piece of floral wire through the hole about one inch. (Send it through from the back)
  • Bend the wire so that it comes together at the top edge of the wood and twist together.
  • Wind the wire around a pencil a couple of times.
  • Put a button on the wire.
  • Wind the wire around a pencil again a couple of times.
  • Send the other end of the wire through the hole (from the back toward the front)
  • Bend the wire together again like you did with the other side, twist the wire and trim the end if necessary.


Done!
Happy Holiday Planning!

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