Apple Pilgrim Character
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Apple Pilgrim Character

This adorable Pilgrim is made with a fresh apple body. Paint several to make cute table decorations or place card holders, then give thanks!

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Americana Acrylic Paint, small

Americana Acrylic Paint

 

Material List

  • Woodsies™ (1 XL Circle, 2 Medium Ovals, 2 Small Squares, 1 Small Circle, 1 Large Heart, 3 Craft Picks)
  • Felt (Yellow, White, 1 ¾-inch x 2 ¼-inch)
  • Ribbon Bow (color of choice, tied from ¼” wide ribbon)
  • Pink Powder Blush
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun
  • Apple
 

Project Instructions

Paint the XL circle and hand area of ovals with Flesh Tone. Paint the small circle nose True Red.
 

When dry, glue nose on face, then dot eyes with Ebony Black and mouth with True Red.
 

When head is thoroughly dry, rub cheeks with Pink powder blush.
 

Paint large square, large heart and mini craft stick Ebony Black.
 

Mix Ebony Black with Snow White to make Dark Grey, then paint sleeve area of ovals with the mixture.
 

Paint two small squares Mustard Seed.
 

Paint hatband and center of one square Snow White.
 

Cut 4-6 1/8-inch strips of Yellow felt.
 

Glue strips on circle head as hair.
 

Glue large Black square on pilgrim’s head to make the hat, then glue mini craft stick brim across hat.
 

Glue square “buckle” on White hatband.
 

Glue craft picks to back of head and hands.
 

Choose most level apple when apple is turned upside down for the pilgrim’s body.
 

Cut a 1 ¾-inch x 2 ¼-inch piece of White felt.
 

Snip a hole at collar center, then drape felt collar over bottom core area of apple.
 

Insert head pick through hole in collar and into apple core.
 

Insert arm picks into apple as shown.
 

Tie a ribbon bow tie and glue at pilgrim’s neck.
 

Cut a 3/8-inch strip of Black felt and wrap around “waist” of pilgrim.
 

Glue ends together at back, then glue Mustard Seed square on front of belt.
 

Place pilgrim on black heart.
 

MATERIALS

  • DecoArt Americana® Acrylic Paint (Mustard Seed, Ebony Black, Snow White, True Red, Flesh Tone)
  • American Painter® Paintbrushes (3/4-inch Wash Series #4550, #12 Shader Series #4300, #1 Round Series #4000)
  • Woodsies™ (1 XL Circle, 2 Medium Ovals, 2 Small Squares, 1 Small Circle, 1 Large Heart, 3 Craft Picks)
  • Felt (Yellow, White, 1 ¾-inch x 2 ¼-inch)
  • Ribbon Bow (color of choice, tied from ¼” wide ribbon)
  • Pink Powder Blush
  • Hot Glue and Glue Gun

Tips

Glue the craft picks to the back of the painted wood pieces.