Thinking of Christmas

This issue features a festive and creative collection of how-to projects to fulfill your gift-giving needs. Whether your style is classic, country, or contemporary, we’ve got you covered!

When speaking in terms of cookies and cake, there’s nothing like fresh-from-the-oven home-baked goodies, and when it comes to gifts, there’s nothing like handmade! In addition to painting the projects featured on the following pages, here are some ways to adapt the designs to other surfaces.

1. Besides painting the scenes on the Vintage Rolling Pins, enlarge the patterns and paint them on short barrel staves or plaques; then attach them to the backs of your dining room chairs or use them for wall plaques.

2. The designs on the Winter Wonderland Sleds can also be adapted to fit larger sleds that can be displayed throughout the winter months.

3. The Wooden Napkin Rings with Tea Light Holders are truly unique. Expand this grouping by adapting parts of the designs to charger plates, wine glasses, place mats, a table runner, and more!

4. Create a stunning room display for the Santa and the Owl Bowl design by painting a coordinating floorcloth.

5. Paint a larger version of the Passionate Pink Poinsettia Card, and then mat, frame, and hang on your wall for a spectacular display!

Although many of us do not have the time to handcraft all the gifts on our list, there are several things we can do to give our gifts that special “homemade” touch. Make a store-bought gift more personal by wrapping it in handcrafted wrapping paper (painted, stenciled, or stamped). Pair this up with a hand-painted Christmas card, or attach a hand-painted ornament or gift tag. (For spectacular ornament designs, order a back issue of A PaintWorks Christmas Ornaments (Holiday 2011).

Also, while you are busily painting gifts for family members and friends, paint a few extras to drop off at a goodwill center, and make someone else’s Christmas just a little bit brighter.

As you prepare for the upcoming holidays, celebrate in the spirit of giving—the best gift of all is not that which you receive, but rather that which you give.

We at PaintWorks wish happiness and joy to you and yours…
Linda R. Heller, Editor in Chief

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Take a Peek Inside this Issue

Projects
Father Baker
Baker Father Christmas Board
Vintage Rolling Pins
Vintage Rolling Pins
Santa’s Cupcakes Plaque
Santa's Cupcakes Plaque
Holiday Goodie Box
Holiday Goodie Box
Passionate Pink Poinsettia Card
Passionate Pink Poinsettia Card
Dancing Santa Sleigh Tray
Dancing Santa Sleigh Tray
Santa with Wreath
Santa with Wreath
Poinsettia Table Mat
Poinsettia Table Mat
Twelve Days of Christmas
Twelve Days of Christmas
Wooden Napkin Rings
Wooden Napkin Rings
Fruitcake Tin and Ornaments
Fruitcake Tin and Ornaments
Santa Floorcloth
Santa Floorcloth
Snow Scene Ornaments
Snow Scene Ornaments
Santa and the Owl Bowl
Santa and the Owl Bowl
Winter Wonderland Sleds
Winter Wonderland Sleds
Bringing Home the Tree
Bringing Home the Tree
Crock with Feather Tree
Crock with Feather Tree
Framed Folk Art Santa
Framed Folk Art Santa
Christmas Rolling Pin
Christmas Rolling Pin
Christmas Present Canvas
Christmas Present Canvas
Santa Banner
Santa Banner
Paintin’ Kitty Card
Paintin' Kitty Card
Santa’s Wish List
Santa's Wish List
Merry Jigsaw Puzzle
Merry Jigsaw Puzzle
Features
Painter’s Potpourri: The Power of Painting
Painter's Potpourri:
Savvy Studio
Savvy Studio

In this Issue
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Winter 2011

Projects

Baker Father Christmas Board Lynne Andrews

Vintage Rolling Pins Cynthia Erekson

Santa’s Cupcakes Plaque Terrye French and Deb Antonick

Holiday Goodie Box Cindy Mann Vitale

Passionate Pink Poinsettia Card Debra Henkener

Dancing Santa Sleigh Tray Rosemary West

Santa with Wreath Anne Hunter

Poinsettia Table Mat Patricia Rawlinson

Twelve Days of Christmas Charger Plate Series, Part 1 Chris Thornton-Deason

Wooden Napkin Rings with Tea Light Holders Susan V. Cochrane

Fruitcake Tin and Ornaments Kim Christmas

Santa Floorcloth Bob Pennycook

Snow Scene Ornaments Debby Forshey-Choma

Santa and the Owl Bowl Prudy Vannier

Winter Wonderland Sleds Chris Haughey

Bringing Home the Tree Kathi Sojka

Crock with Feather Tree Susan Burd

Framed Folk Art Santa Pam Grady

Christmas Rolling Pin Julie Polderdyke

Christmas Present Canvas Trudy Beard

Santa Banner Beth Wagner

Paintin’ Kitty Card Julie Polderdyke

Santa’s Wish List Chris Thornton-Deason

Merry Jigsaw Puzzle Monika Brint

Features

Savvy Studio by Kathi Hanson

Painter’s Potpourri: The Power of Painting by Nony Housh

Departments

Expressions
Coming Next!
Designer Directory
Product Palette

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