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Plant Sticks With Christmas Animal Motifs

Pep up green plants during the winter season with these cute plant sticks. These were made using paper napkin applique and wood and are completed in one afternoon.



Christmas Bunny Plant Poke or Plant Stick

For this project you will need:

- 4mm thick plywood
- 30 cm long wooden dowel, 5 mm in diameter
- paper napkin with large animal motifs of choice
- paper napkin applique glue
- soft flat paint brush for applying the glue
- red acrylic paint
- clear varnish
- paint brushes
- red and red checked ribbons
- hot glue gun

Paper Napkins with Animal Motifs
The paper napkin used for this project has four completely different animal motifs.


1. First you need to remove and discard all but the top printed layer of the paper napkin. Then carefully apply a thin layer of paper napkin glue to the wood. Press the paper napkin gently onto the wood, smoothing out all of the wrinkles that you can with your fingers. Now apply a second coat of paper napkin glue over the motif using a soft flat paint brush. Start at the center and work your way to the outsides of the motif. Let your motif dry before continuing.
2. Now you can saw out the motif using your scroll saw. Sand the edges and backside of the wood smooth if necessary.
3. Paint the backside of the wood as well as the sides of the wood where red is seen (such as the hats and scarves of the animals). Also paint your stick red. Paint the sides of the animals brown where brown is visible. Let all of these dry before continuing.
4. Paint clear varnish over the wooden figures, the backsides of the wooden figures and the stick to give them a nice luster.
5. Once the varnish is dry, you can hot glue the wooden figure to the stick. Tie a bow consisting of two ribbons and hot glue it to the front of the stick, under the animal.

Illustrated Card Craft Tutorials:

Paper Napkin Applique with Fusible Web Tutorial

Paper Napkin Applique With Fusible Web Tutorial

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw




Christmas Owl Plant Poke or Plant Stick

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Christmas Squirrel Plant Poke or Plant Stick
Not only are these great for your own plants, but you could give a plant as a gift including one of these as a colorful highlight.


More Winter and Christmas Craft Themes:

Christmas and Winter Crafts for Kids

Christmas and Winter Paper Crafts

Christmas and Winter Textile Crafts

Christmas and Winter Wood Crafts

Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Christmas and Winter Greeting Cards

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas and Holiday Wreaths

Christmas Craft Patterns

Santa Claus Crafts

Snowman Crafts

Advent Calendars

Gingerbread Crafts





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Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments Crafted From Wooden Branch Slices

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Plant Pokes or Plant Sticks With Christmas Animal Motifs

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Lighted Wooden Christmas Trees

Wooden Noel Decoration

Simple Wooden Christmas Trees Decoration

Wooden Stocking Ornament

Wooden Winter Mittens

Sparkling Star Christmas Tree Ornament

Scottie Christmas Tree Ornament

Wooden Country Cottage Decoration

Wooden Swedish Cottage Decoration

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Wooden Angel Heart Wallhanging

Wooden Bird Heart Wallhanging

Christmas Bunny Plant Poke or Plant Stick



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