Continuing on with the Christmas in July series today I’m sharing the mini paint brush ornaments.
If you’re just tuning in welcome to Christmas in July and all the tutorials for my mini tool tree ornaments. I hope to share the step-by-step instructions for all of the mini tools so you can make your own.
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The paint brush ornament is a miniature replica of a chip brush:
Below are the steps to making a mini paint brush ornament. Be sure to read through entirely before beginning.
- paint sticks
- scroll saw
- pencil and scrap paper
- coping saw
- chipboard / thin cardboard
- natural color leather scraps
- super glue gel
- foil tape
- wood skewer
- drill & 3/8″ forstner bit
- bakers twine
Step 1: Create a paper template for the handle. Trace the pattern onto a paint stick and cut out using a scroll saw. Sand any rough edges.
Step 2: Use a coping saw to carve out a small slit in the handle.
Step 3: Cut chipboard width of handle and about 1/2″ long. Insert chipboard into slit using super glue.
Step 4: Cut 2 squarish pieces of leather identical. Make fringe on one end by making multiple super small cuts. Both pieces need fringe.
Step 5: Attach leather to chipboard using Super Glue.
Step 6: Cut a small strip of foil tape, enough to go around entire brush with a little overlap. Remove paper backing and apply foil tape to seam where leather meets the wood handle.
Step 7: Make indentations in the foil tape using a wooden skewer. Use an actual chip brush as inspiration on where to draw the lines.
I love these mini paint brushes on their own but honestly when paired with all the other mini tools it’s just overwhelming!
Stay tuned for more mini tool ornaments to come soon.
SHOP THIS PROJECT:
mini saw blade
mini tape measure
mini extension cord
mini spray paint