Santa Paint Brush Ornament – DIY Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration

This adorable Santa paint brush ornament is so whimsical and cute. It is very simpe to make and inexpensive and will delight the young and young at heart. The step by step directions below will let you make this Santa Claus paintbrush decoration quickly and easily
This Santa Paint Brush Ornament is whimsical and fun to make and will look cute on a Christmas tree or as a wall hanging.

I have to admit, I am enjoying being a kid this holiday season.  I’ve been crafting up a storm of fun and whimsical Christmas decorations.I think I must need a grandchild or something.  Or maybe I am just missing my grown baby girl.  Whatever the reason, this cute Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration is my latest fun creation.

I always spend a great part of this time of the year doing crafts and projects.  The weather has made it so that gardening is not in the cards and, although I LOVE to cook festive sweet treats, my hips keep telling me that crafting is better for my waistline!

I went to the Dollar Store the other day to make sure that my craft supplies are topped up. Then when an idea hits me, I will know that I have everyone I need on hand to finish the project without having to make a shopping trip.  Three paintbrushes ended up in my shopping cart and all three have now been made into cute ornaments. (see the Grinch ornament here, and my cute Snowman ornament can be found here.)

And now it’s time to make a Santa Paint Brush Ornament.

To make the Santa Paint Brush Ornament you will need the following supplies:  (This post contains affiliate links for your crafting experience.)

Paint the shank of the paintbrush red and the metal part and bristles white.

The first step in making the Santa paint brush ornament it so start by painting the shank of the paintbrush red and the metal part and bristles white with acrylic craft paints.Use polyester fiberfill and a green ribbon to make a hat brim

When the paint has dried, combine the orange and white paint to paint on a face shape on the metal shank.  Let this dry and then wrap the top of the paintbrush head with some polyester batting and then wrap this with a piece of thin green ribbon.

Decorate the hat top with pom poms and a cute wooden Jingle hanger. Festive Christmas ribbon adds a hanger.

Hot glue five white pom poms on the shank of the paintbrush.  Thread the 1/2″ ribbon through the hole to act as a hanger and add the wooden package hanging at the top of the paintbrush.Finish the hat with a snowflake and bell and add whiskers and a red nose.

Paint a face on the head of the Santa and allow it to dry.  I cut out a piece of a silk red poinsettia flower into a star shape and added a white glitter snowflake sticker and small red plastic berry to the hat to decorate.  The final step was to cut a piece of the white felt into a whisker shape, and glue it below the fame and then add a red pom pom to finish.

Displaying the Santa Claus paintbrush DecorationThis Santa Claus Paintbrush decoration is whimsical and fun to make and will look cute on a Christmas tree or as a wall hanging.

TADA!! The Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration is done.  He’s ready to hand on the Christmas tree and will also look great as a wall hanging.

Yield: 1 ornament

Santa Paint Brush Ornament - DIY Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration

Santa Paint Brush Ornament - DIY Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration

This adorable Christmas ornament started out life as an ordinary paintbrush!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • a 2" paintbrush
  • Red, white, black and orange acrylic craft paint
  • 5 - 1/2" white pom poms
  • 1 - 1/2" red pom pom
  • Small wooden Christmas package hanging (I got four of these at Walmart in the mini ornament section.)
  • thin green ribbon
  • Small piece of polyester batting
  • Snowflake sticker and piece of a silk poinsettia flower
  • 1/2" Christmas Ribbon
  • white felt


  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Paintbrushes.


  1. Paint the top of the paintbrush red, and the metal part and bristles white.
  2. When the paint has dried add a peach colored face (orange and white paint). Let dry.
  3. Wrap the top of the head with polyester batting and wrap this with thin green ribbon.
  4. Attach 5 white pom poms to the top of the paintbrush. Thread the ½" Christmas ribbon through the hole to use as a hanger and attach the package wooden piece.
  5. Paint a Santa face on the metal part of the paintbrush. Embellish the hat with a giltter snowflake sticker and a small piece of a silk red flower.
  6. Cut a piece of white felt into a whisker shape and glue it below the face. Hot glue a red nose and you are done!

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  5 comments for “Santa Paint Brush Ornament – DIY Santa Claus Paintbrush Decoration

  1. Linda at Mixed Kreations
    11/11/2016 at 6:56 pm

    He’s so cute Carol! Looks like a fun project to make with the kids. I know what you mean by missing your grown baby girl. I miss both my grown baby girls, and my grand baby and grandkids. One daughter lives 5 hours west of me and the other 4 1/2 hours south. ?
    Thanks for sharing your cute Paintbrush Santa!

    • Carol
      11/11/2016 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Linda. Having my only daughter so far away is very hard. We keep in touch a lot but it’s not the same as having her nearby. Carol

  2. 12/23/2016 at 6:26 am

    Happy merry christmas with your paintbrush

    • Carol
      12/23/2016 at 12:21 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too Kevin.

  3. 03/01/2017 at 10:16 pm

    With palm trees this Christmas will be very happy here

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