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Feel intimidated about painting? This project is just perfect fo those who like a handpainted look but do not have a lot of time and do not want to hassle with the mess. Paper napkins come in so many wonderful motifs and are used to decorate this project. A little paint is required for finishing touches but it requires minimal effort. This wooden Santa garland can be created as a swag for the wall or as a mobile to hang in your room. Add as many motifs as you need to make the garland the length you need.



Santa Claus Wooden Garland

Santa Claus Wooden Garland - Detail

For this project you will need:

- 4-6 mm thick plywood for the paper napkin motifs
- paper napkin with Santa head motifs such as the one in the
  above image or a similar napkin of choice
- paper napkin applique glue or decoupage glue
- soft and flat paint brush to apply glue
- red twine for hanging
- red paint (optional to paint the sides of the red areas)


1. First you will apply your paper napkin to the board. To do this, cut out the napkin quarter you wish to use. Discard all but the top ply. Brush on a thin layer of paper napkin applique glue on the board. Place the napkin exactly how you want it over this section. Smooth the napkin with your fingers and then carefully apply a coat of napkin glue over the napkin. Start at the middle and work your way outwards. Simultaneously try to avoid any wrinkles while doing this. Once the glue has dried, apply a coat of Modge Podge to the napkin to give it a luster and to seal the napkin.
2. Once the glue is dry, saw the motifs exactly out.
3. Add red paint around the side edges of the red areas if you like.
4. Drill a hole in the top of each head and pull a piece of red twine through to hang.

Illustrated Craft Tutorials:

Transferring Patterns Onto Wood Tutorial

How to Make Patterns and Permanent Templates

Drybrushing Tutorial

How to Dry Brush Wood

Scrollsaw Tutorial

How to Saw Wood Out Using a Scroll Saw




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