Plaid Apple Barrel Twin Elf Ornaments

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by Julie Lewis, Plaid

Plaid Apple Barrel Twin Elf Ornaments

Twice the fun!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Mix one part Apricot to three parts Wicker White.
  • 3
    Cut two pairs of ears from White foam. Paint ears and Styrofoam balls with Apricot/Wicker White mixture. Let dry. (Tip: insert a brush handle or dowel rod into Styrofoam ball to hold while painting. Make sure the hole is at the top of head when painting hair and gluing on hat.)
  • 4
    Cut a slit on either side of Styrofoam ball with craft knife. Glue and insert ears,
  • 5
    Paint hair of elves Nutmeg Brown. Add cheeks with dry stencil brush (use the smallest one) and Cardinal Crimson. Paint face details with Black and liner brush and any dots using opposite end of paintbrush.
  • 6
    Measure 3 inch down from top of Styrofoam cones and cut with butter knife. Slightly scoop out cut end and press in with thumb to smooth out edges.
  • 7
    Paint one cone Christmas Green and the other Cardinal Crimson. When dry, paint stripes horizontally and vertically as shown to create a plaid effect.
  • 8
    Glue to tops of heads. Glue chenille stems around bases of hats.
  • 9
    Cut one Red and one Green foam collar. Add dots to tips and glue to bottoms of heads.
  • 10
    Twist wire around paintbrush handle. Secure jingle bell to one end and glue other end into top of hat.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Apricot 104107414
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. White 104107351
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black 104107352
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Nutmeg Brown 104107362
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cardinal Crimson 104107397
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Christmas Green 104107366
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Limeade 104770123
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Cone 3 inch x 6 inch 104179408 (2)
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Red 104258592
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Green 104258600
  • Nicole™ Crafts Tinsel Chenille Stems 25 pc. 6 mm Silver 104277490
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bells 12 pc. 1 inch Glitter Red and Green 104779984
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Stencil Brush Set 4 pc. 104589854
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Liner Size 1 104118916
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 1/2 104118912
  • Ruler
  • Spoon
  • Butter Knife
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Scissors