Santa Baby

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I love primitive folk art.  Vintage or  recently crafted, I find the rudimentary elements of a piece extremely charming.   



These four Jolly fellas were created by me about 10 years ago. 


One day when I was antique shopping I came across four vintage Santa chocolate molds.  I decided to buy the molds and use them to create my Santa's.  The molds are a perfect for Paper Mache' Clay.  


The clay takes about one week to dry.  After the drying period they are painted, antiqued and sprayed with matte varnished to seal the pieces.  I then brushed white glue in specific areas and added the Icy Flake Diamond Dust.


Have you ever created any special holiday decorations?  If so, what have you crafted?  I would love to read all about it. 


Comments

  1. So charming!
    I used to do ornaments every single year. That was until I started making jewelry!

    One thing that I made every year since I was 12 (and have never made one for myself!) is a package wreath. My crafty Aunt Charlotte made these back in the 70s. I made my first one when I was 12 for my 7th grade teacher (can you say brown noser?). It consists of tiny boxes (think paper clips, staples and raisins!) each individually wrapped and piled on a styro wreath form. Back when I started we SEWED the boxes to the form and used a lot of hat pins and Elmer's glue. When hot glue guns came out it was like a miracle! I would get a request to make one a year and I would save boxes and every scrap of paper and trim imaginable. It was quite a production and each was unique. And I made certain that there were NO TWO PACKAGES alike on any wreath. I guess that is where my crazy one of a kind idea was born! Thanks for sharing this wonderful holiday decoration with us!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  2. Totally cute - and I got my copy of the Belle Armoire today - your pieces are awesome! Happy weekend Stefanie

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  3. Love them, have a nice day, Inge

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  4. My little boy and I are going to glitter up some stuff tomorrow!

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  5. Very cute work, and now this time It's special for all of us, nice thinking to post it for all. Thanks. china suppliers

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