Santa’s Christmas Tree

Welcome to the October monthly Creative Craft Hop!

Thank you so much Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting

Are you coming from Blue Sky at Home ?

Weren’t Carol’s pumpkins adorable!

If you’ve been to the craft stores and stores like HomeGoods lately,

you know they are loaded with Christmas!

With Halloween on the horizon, Christmas isn’t far behind

so today I’m going to share a fun holiday decoration

that you can use to decorate your home or crafty space

We all know that Santa has magical powers,

but did you know he could paint?

Yep, the other day he painted a Christmas tree in my art studio!

I showed him some things he could use from my craft stash

He asked me to prep the canvas

while he changed into his painting outfit…

I used my artist acrylic, but craft acrylic will work just fine

I dabbed my brush into a mix of ultramarine blue,

cerulean blue and white

I wanted the background to be a snowy blue

like on a winter day

Santa put on his red Santa hat

Then he dipped his beard into some green acrylic paint

and practiced his strokes

Then he painted the tree using quick strokes

curving slightly outward from the center

Next he flocked his tree with a little snow,

loading his beard brush with white this time

and dabbing it on the branches

Next he delivered some packages,

securing them with a glue gun

Then he decorated the tree with clear glass beads and red berries

He hung a garland of gold stars and declared it done!

He put on his white felt mustache and added cotton balls to his hat

He put on a little make up with a paint pen

and added a wreath to look extra festive

And took his place at the top of the tree!

When December rolls around I’ll put my pumpkins away

and add more decorations to the kitchen

and this tree to my easel in the corner of my studio space

Thanks so much for your visit!

Next up on the hop is Purple Hues and Me with her fabulous Fall wreath

You can visit all my talented crafty friends on the links below:

Purple Hues and Me, Minimalist Evafoam Oak Leaf Wreath

My Thrift Store Addiction, How to Craft Velvet Mushrooms (That Smell Like Christmas!)

Paint and Patina, Santa Mugs and Bottle Brush Trees

Birdz of a Feather, Hamsa Wall Decor

Modern on Monticello, Wood Bead Garland With Pom Pom Pumpkins

Life as a Leo Wife, Halloween Porch Sign with Free Designs

Apple Street Cottage, The Haunted House

Decorate and More with Tip, How to Make an Easy Christmas Swag

Blue Sky at Home, How to Make Wood Block Pumpkins

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade

43 Responses to “Santa’s Christmas Tree”
  1. Mary says:

    I love your Santa brush tree topper Jenna! So creative and fun, especially the your 3D accents on and under the tree! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

  2. How festive and beautiful, Jenna, though I am not ready just yet for the X’mas.

  3. sarator says:

    Santa is very talented lol and is adorable as your tree topper Jenna! Who knew he could paint too? What a fantastic addition to your studio space πŸ™‚

  4. This is one of your cutest, Jenna! And it’s a fabulous idea! I hope I can carve out the time to do something similar — it’s a gem!

  5. Gail Griffin says:

    Wow! Santa did an amazing job creating this Christmas tree! How creative and unique is this post, Jenna! Well done!

  6. Cecilia says:

    Jenna, This is absolutely adorable and may be my favorite craft of yours to date! I love the painted canvas and every whimsical detail–pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. It’s the perfect touch for a jolly art studio! You’re on Santa’s good list for sure!

  8. Tammy says:

    So creative! I love the project and the cute way your wrote about it!. Great job. So cute!

  9. Tammy says:

    This is absolute the cutest tree ever! I love how Santa painted it and I love how cleverly written. Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. Ann says:

    This is absolutely adorable, Jenna! I love how you told the story and then made Santa as a paintbrush tree topper. You are very talented!

  11. Jenna, this is amazing. The Santa brush tree topper is darling and the 3D accents are the perfect adornments for the tree. Love, love, love this! Happy Thursday!

  12. Jenna, that is the cutest ever! Girl, you made it look easy but I can already see me struggling with the tree! LOL! Love it. Saved it on Pinterest. Maybe……Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  13. Julie says:

    Jenna, I love this Christmas tree painting that you and Santa made. It looks great in that space!

  14. Ho, Ho, Ho – you and Santa are very creative!

  15. Kari says:

    Jenna you make me wish for Christmas in October….so cute and innovative my friend. The 3 D effect is perfectly adorable.
    Hugs and Blessings

  16. Jenna I am not sure what is more adorable the painting or the paint brush tree topper. I love it and wish I was talented enough to do that. Very pretty, love how it looks.

  17. diane in northern wis says:

    Oh my, I love that Tree so much….you are so very artsy and clever. Always something so fun to see on your blog. Thanks so much, Jenna.

  18. lghiggins says:

    Santa did a great job with a little help from his friend. That is a really cute idea!

  19. Oh, this is so cute! You are so talented and it are nice of you to let Santa do some painting. Love the mixed media idea.

  20. I just love this! You are very talented and the way your decorated the tree is just darling. Thanks for sharing the idea. Pinned for inspiration.

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  22. Kim says:

    I think I have as much fun “watching” you paint as I do in seeing the finished product! And the paintbrush as a Santa topper is creative genius – who would have thought. Love the tree decorations! Thank you as always for sharing your wonderful creativity!!

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