Apple Barrel Colors® Whimsical Elf Ornaments
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Apple Barrel Colors® Whimsical Elf Ornaments

Create these amusing elf ornaments for your tree, wreath or other décor.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Apple Barrel Colors® Acrylic Paint - Mango, Limeade, White, Black, Nutmeg Brown, Christmas Green and Cardinal Crimson
  • Styrofoam® Cones, 2 7/8"x5 7/8" (2)
  • Styrofoam® Balls, 3"
  • E-6000® Craft Adhesive
  • Craft Foam Sheets - Green, Red, White
  • Silver Chenille Stems
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Butter Knife
  • Ruler
  • Jingle Bells
  • Paintbrushes - 1/8" Flat Brush, #1 Liner Brush and 1/8" Stencil Brush
 

Project Instructions

Mix one part Mango to three parts white.

Cut two pairs of ears from white craft foam. Paint ears and balls with paint mixture. Let dry.

Cut slits on sides of balls with craft knife. Apply glue to foam ears and insert into slits.

Use flat brush to paint hair Nutmeg Brown and liner brush to paint face details black. Use handle end of liner brush to dot eyes black. Use stencil brush to add cheeks in Cardinal Crimson. Let dry.

Trim 3" off tops of cones with butter knife. Slightly press in cut end with thumb to smooth edges.

Paint one cone Christmas Green and other Cardinal Red. Let dry. Paint stripes horizontally and vertically in Christmas Green, Cardinal Red and Limeade to create a plaid pattern. Let dry.

Glue a painted cone to top of each painted ball. Glue chenille stems around bases of cones.

Cut one red and one green "star" collar (as seen in picture) from foam sheets. Paint on collar tips, then glue collars to bottoms of balls.

Cut two 6" pieces of craft wire. Twist wire pieces around paintbrush handle to curl. Secure a jingle bell to one end and glue other end into tops of hat.

Tips

Insert a paintbrush handle into Styrofoam® ball to hold while painting.