Nicole™ Crafts Wood Turning Elf

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by Karen Fennimore, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Wood Turning Elf

The Nicole™ Crafts Simple Wood Turning Elf will look great on your Christmas tree, your mantle, anywhere you want to show your holiday spirit! Consider pairing it with the Wood Turning Christmas Wreath, Santa, Snowman, Angel and Spangle Tree projects on A.C. Moore's website to create a winter wonderland scene!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Paint wood ball Flesh Tone for the "head". Paint "hair" Milk Chocolate.
  • 2
    Mix a small amount of Santa Red and Flesh Tone together. Use the resulting color and the pouncer to create "cheeks".
  • 3
    Draw mouth with marker. Glue on wiggle eyes.
  • 4
    Glue closed spool on top of open spool.
  • 5
    Paint top of closed spool and center of open spool Snow (Titanium) White.
  • 6
    Paint Red stripes around Snow (Titanium) White section of open spool for legs with pouncer.
  • 7
    Paint remainder of spools Dark Hauser Green.
  • 8
    Glue head to top of closed spool.
  • 9
    Brush on varnish with pouncer.
  • 10
    Download and print project templates. Use templates to cut shapes from felt, using photo as a guide.
  • 11
    Roll hat piece into a cone and glue to secure, leaving a small opening at top. Trace edge of bottom of hat with White dimensional paint.
  • 12
    Sprinkle glitter over dimensional paint. Shake off excess. Set aside to dry.
  • 13
    Glue coat under top edge of spool.
  • 14
    Cut a 4 inch piece of Green chenille stem. Bend into a "C" for arms.
  • 15
    Cut a 1/2 inch piece of Tan chenille stem and bend around center of arms for hands. Glue ends of arms to each side of coat.
  • 16
    Glue collar around top edge of spool.
  • 17
    Using White dimensional paint, draw line around bottom of coat and at seam where collar and top of spool meet.
  • 18
    Sprinkle glitter over dimensional paint. Shake off excess. Allow to set up.
  • 19
    Tie small red bow and glue to front of collar.
  • 20
    Cut a 2 inch piece of ribbon. Glue one end to jingle bell. Glue other end in opening at top of hat and glue opening closed. Glue hat to head.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Closed Spool Small 2 inch 104751975 Nicole™ Crafts Wood Open Spool Small 2 inch 104751970
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104276453
  • New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Kelly Green 104276448
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 7 mm 170 pc. 104233386
  •   Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6 mm 25 pc. Multi-Color 104277481
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bells 50 pc. 3/8 inch Red 104243839
  • Floracraft Diamond Dust Crystal Finish 14 oz. 104277916
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon Red 104188398
  • Sharpie Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Point Black 104128548
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dimensional Fabric Paint 1.25 oz. Shiny White 104762903
  • DecoArt Americana DuraClear 2 oz. Satin Varnish 104387409
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flesh Tone 104106684
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Milk Chocolate 104106618
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Hauser Dark Green 104106599
  •   DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Santa Red 104106615
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Pouncer 3 pc. Mini 104110702
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Brush Flat Shader Size 6 104618376
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company Wood Round Ball 1-1/4 inch 10 pc. 104139782 
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