Nicole™ Crafts Knight Finial

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Knight Finial

Don't forget to make the Princess and Dragon Finials! By just adding paint, beads or other basic craft items, these wood shapes can be transformed into just about anything you can imagine!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint finial Slate Grey for body.
  • 2
    Paint a small area on knob with Flesh Tone for face. Use pouncer and Terra Coral to create cheeks. Dot on Ebony Black eyes with Snow White highlights.
  • 3
    Brush on varnish and allow to dry.
  • 4
    Using templates, cut shapes from foam. Paint red and white checkerboard on shield and paint sword handle black. Let dry.
  • 5
    Using marker, draw mouth and eyebrows on face. Draw stripes down rounded area of finial as shown. Draw lines on foam shapes as noted on patterns.
  • 6
    Glue skirt to body. Glue face plate to head. Glue shoulder pads to edge around face.
  • 7
    Cut two 2 inch pieces of black chenille stem. Glue one end of each piece under shoulder pads for arms. Glue one end of sword to end of one arm and the other end of sword to the end of the other arm as shown.
  • 8
    Insert the end of a small feather into one black bead. Glue to top of head.
  • 9
    To create cape, cut a 3 inch piece of ribbon. Glue a 10 inch piece of cord to center of one raw end. Bend both raw ends in about 1/8 inch in place. Wrap cord around neck and tie thread ends of cord through bead. Glue in place. Trim off excess. If necessary, fold ribbon in back and glue in place.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-2 hours (includes drying time)

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Finial Fancy 4 inch 104751960
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Grey 104258599
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Purple 104258593
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm Multi-Color 25 pcs. 104277481
  • Midwest Design™ Turkey Feathers Flat 4-6 inch Red 104277120
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 30 feet Red/Gold Metallic 104731934
  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker Black 104128548
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Gloss Varnish 2 oz 104549494
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Santa Red 104106615
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz Terra Coral 104521643
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Ebony Black 104106681
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Round 8 104118925
  • Nicole Crafts™ Mini Foam Pouncer 3 pack 104110702
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Fed Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pcs. 104737928
  • Black Seed Beads
  • Gold Cord
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