Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cinnamon Stick Santa

A gift from the kitchen ~ combining giant cinnamon sticks with crafting. 







Cinnamon Stick Santa

1 - 12" cinnamon stick
Red acrylic paint
Flesh colored acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
Snow paint
1 - 1/4" rounded wood plug
2 1/2" wire
4" white doll hair
E600 glue

Wrap wire around a wood dowel or other circle that you can slip it off - twist but leave 1/2 free.  Dip in glue and insert in top of curls in the cinnamon stick.  Paint a 1 1/2" strip of red at top of stick and a 1 1/2" strip of flesh color beneath it and paint the wood plug at the same time.  When dry, use a toothpick to apply a 1/8" strip of snow paint between the red and flesh paints.  Dip the wood end of your paint brush in black paint and make the two eyes.  Attach the nose (wood plug) with glue and allow to dry completely or else it will try to move on you while your applying the doll hair for the mustache/beard.  To apply the hair, just bend in half and attach with a generous amount of glue.  When dry, fluff out.