Patriotic Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments - Christmas Ornament Crafts

Make these Patriotic Christmas ornaments this year and show off your red, white and blue! Wouldn't it be wonderful, if all across the U.S., Americans had a patriotic Christmas tree!! These free Christmas wood crafts will be perfect as Christmas ornaments for your tree or hanging anywhere!
Christmas Ornaments - free Christmas crafts
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Designed by:


The Pumpkin Patch

by Lori Cagle

    Pattern:




Preparation:

Sand wood pieces and wipe with a clean cloth. Seal wood with Waterbase Sealer and let dry. Transfer pattern, except lettering. Drill holes where indicated.





Materials:

    PALETTE: Delta Ceramcoat Acrylics

    Raw Sienna Brown Iron Oxide Copen Blue Midnight Blue
    Bright Red Black Cherry Ivory Empire Gold
    Black White Leaf Green Black Green
    Fleshtone Med. Flesh Luscious Lemon

    SUPPLIES:

    Waterbase Sealer Sandpaper Clean Cloth Drill
    19 Gauge Wire Transfer paper Black Permanent Marker Glue
    Clear Acrylic Sealer

    BRUSHES:

    #12 Flat - Shading #5 Round Basecoating #1 RoundLiner


INSTRUCTIONS:

Gingerbread Boy Ornament:
Base gingerbread boy with Raw Sienna, shade with Brown Iron Oxide. Icing is Ivory. Eyes are Black. Base the flag with Ivory, shade with Raw Sienna. Base the red stripes with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Base under the stars with Copen Blue, shade with Midnight Blue. Base stars with Ivory. Lightly spatter all pieces with Black. Glue hands on and let dry. Follow finishing directions below.

Raggedy Angel Christmas Ornament:
Base wings and dress with Ivory, shade with Raw Sienna. Plaid pattern on dress is a wash of Raw Sienna. Base face and hands with Fleshtone, shade with Med. Flesh. Stipple cheeks with Bright Red. Nose is Bright Red. Base hair with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Eyes are Black. Base stars on wings with Empire Gold, highlight with Luscious Lemon. Follow Gingerbread instructions for painting flag. Spatter lightly with Black. Glue arms on and let dry.

Flag Christmas Ornament:
Follow Gingerbread instructions for painting flag. Base holly with Leaf Green, shade with Black Green, highlight with Luscious Lemon. Base berries with Bright Red, shade with Black Cherry. Spatter pieces with White. Add Black dot to berries. Glue holly onto flag and let dry.

FINISHING:
Spray all christmas ornaments with Clear Acrylic Sealer and let dry. Transfer lettering. Apply linework and lettering with Permanent Marker. Attach wire for hanging and raffia or fabric bow. (optional)


Wouldn't it be wonderful, if all across the U.S., Americans had a patriotic Christmas Tree!! It would be a true symbol of what we all take so much for granted - our Freedom to live as Americans - at the most wonderful time of the year. And it will be a special tribute to those who lost so much. Please use a portion of your profits from these patterns to help those in need.
God Bless Us All, Lori Cagle

Copyright ?2014 Lori Cagle. Design may be used for fun or profit. This design may not be mass produced for the wholesale market without written permission. All rights reserved.