This easy Buffalo Plaid Santa Claus Craft is the perfect DIY holiday home decor project! Let me show you how easy this is to create using Dixie Belle Paint products!
This Buffalo Plaid Santa Claus Craft is super easy to re-create & only requires a few Dixie Belle colors and some basic supplies. Let’s take a look at how you can make one for your home ~
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Buffalo Check Santa Claus Craft Supplies List:
- Wooden board or other surface to create your project on. My board was about 3 feet long.
- Caviar Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
- Cotton Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
- Barn Red Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
- Apricot Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
- Art Brushes
- Spray Bottle
Let’s create the Free Hand Buffalo Check Pattern first:
- To create my rustic free hand buffalo plaid, you’ll start by painting a base coat all over your board with the Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the color Cotton.
- Next, mix the Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in the colors Caviar & Cotton to make a gray shade and began drawing your free-hand check pattern.
- Once the gray check pattern is complete, use the Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar to fill in the squares where the gray overlaps.
Need some help re-creating the buffalo plaid? If so, you can watch me paint the pattern live in a two-part live tutorial. Find part one here and part two here! You can also get more details in THIS blog post!
Once your buffalo check background is dry, you can draw on the Santa Claus face. It’s best to use chalk to do this, as it will blend in with the paint and disappear. These are the steps I used to paint Santa’s face:
- Start by using your the color Barn Red to fill in Santa’s hat. The hat that I drew had a curly end to make it a little whimsical. Your Santa hat can look however you’d like! I suggest getting a picture of a Santa you love and using it for inspiration.
- Next, move on to Santa’s nose by filling in the space with the color Apricot. Then, add a tiny bit of the color Barn Red to the tip of your brush so you can highlight and add dimension to his nose. This will keep it from blending into the other parts of his face.
- Once his nose is highlighted, fill in his cheek area and mouth with Apricot also. Then add a tongue to his mouth by using the color Barn Red and the same highlighting techniques as described above.
- Now you’re ready to fill in the fluffy white part of Santa’s hat with the color Cotton.
- Next, move onto his mustache which will also be filled in with the color Cotton. Once that’s all filled in, you will need to outline and add dimension to the mustache using a bit of the color Caviar. This will give the mustache a bit of a gray look and keep it from blending into the brim of his hat and his beard.
- Now, you will fill in his beard and paint a ball on the end of his hat using the color cotton.
- Finally, add some highlighting to his beard with the color Caviar and add some rosie cheeks to his face using a bit of the color Barn Red.
What do you think?? Super cute, right?!!? If you need more help, you can watch the entire Santa Claus painting tutorial below!! Happy painting!