Easy Diy Santa Painting

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Do you search Pinterest for holiday decorations all year-long but never make them? Do you see the cutest paintings but have no clue how to paint them? I’m going to teach you how to make the cutest, yet incredibly easy diy Santa painting.

If you follow my easy, step by step instructions, in no time at all you’ll have painted your very own, easy diy Santa painting!

So, here’s what you’ll need: 1 white canvas (I used a 16×20 from Hobby Lobby), red, white, black and gold acrylic paints, paint brushes, and that’s it!

Life you’re like me, you’ll make a mess, so wear a smock or old shirt, and put newspaper on your kitchen table before you start painting.

So here is how you do it:

Start by painting the entire canvas red with the widest paint brush you have. Then allow it to dry. It’s ok if the paint is not perfectly evenly painted, as that will give it character and look more like a real material.

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Once the red is dry, paint a white stripe down the middle of the canvas vertically. This will be the white fur trim of Santa’s red jacket. I like to paint it on very thick and blot the paint brush to give the white a more textured look. Allow the white to dry

Once you’ve painted the white, you’ll now paint a black stripe horizontally for the belt. I recommend making sure the red and white are fully covered with black to make it more realistic looking.

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Now you’re on to the last, most important step: the gold trim for the belt. Paint an even, semi thick gold square where the black and white meet. Then make a small, straight, line going into the black belt with the gold. And woo hoo! You’re done. It’s so easy, it doesn’t seem like you could actually be done, right?

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I hope you love your newest Christmas decoration as much as I love mine, and I hope you found this to be a painless and easy diy Santa painting.

~Kelly



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