Thursday, October 5, 2017

Handyman's Holiday Hop

If you are looking for the Handyman's Holiday Hop, you have found it! Welcome!

Thank you for joining us on the Handyman's Holiday Hop. Please be sure to visit each stop to see the inspiring altered brushes!

If you get lost, just head back to D'sPaperStudio for the complete list of stops.

Our "Be Inspired Giftaway" is featured at D'sPaperStudio. Four winners will be chosen from all the comments on all of the blogs along the hop. So make sure you comment along the way!

Please join me in thanking our generous sponsors:


QuickQuotesScrapbookCompany - A $30 gift certificate (before shipping. Excludes all Canon products and Club Q memberships) Open to all

HeartfeltCreations - $50 gift certificate open to all

Helmar - An assortment of Helmar products. Restricted to mainland USA and Australia.

I am a member of the Helmar Design Team. I want to thank them for sponsoring this prize! I hope you follow the Helmar Blog for more information about their products as well inspiring projects!

DsPaperStudio - an assortment of products for you to complete your own paintbrush.

When I saw this white brush, I knew right away what I wanted to create. I started by
painting the brush red. Can you guess where this is going? I added batting and evergreen for Santa's hat. Of course, Santa needed a face. Buttons were perfect for his eyes and his cherry nose is a red pom pom. I fashioned eye glasses from a piece of wire. The last addition was a tag created with a flower and a variety of smaller tags.

I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to put the tag together and for the buttons and pom pom on his face.This glue dries quickly and clearly. And, I know the embellishments won't fall off in a few weeks.

This will be the perfect addition to my wreath!

What do you think? Are you ready to grab a paintbrush and get to work?

Your next stop is CraftyGoodies.Craftygoodies Again, if you get lost, head back to D'sPaperStudio for the complete list.

Thank you for hopping along! Don't forget to comment on each blog along the way for a chance to win the one of the Giftaway prizes! I would love for you to follow my blog either by email or by clicking the blue follow button on the right. 

I look forward to you visiting again! 



  1. Wow! I love the Santa brush! His face is too too cute. The little glasses just make it perfect. Thank you, Jean.

  2. FUN & FABULOUS brush Jean :)
    LOVE your SUPER Santa, such a clever design, especially with his brush beard, button eyes & glasses!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING ... looking forward to trying my hand altering a brush real soon!
    TracyM #6773 from Australia

  3. OMG that is just too the santa details ... amazing job

  4. Awwww, that is so stinkin' cute! I love it! Those glasses that you fashioned are the perfect touch. He is adorable!!

  5. Love this! It is super cute and adorable! Love the little eyeglasses! This will be beautiful on a wreath!

  6. Darling!!! Love the grandpa glasses. He is adorable!

  7. Absolutely ADORABLE!! Love everything about this Christmas brush :)

  8. This is adorable and truly perfect for a wreath. Brilliant inspiration-I'm seeing a bunny at Easter, maybe a leprechaun for St. Pat's-thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  9. What a cute santa brush .Thank you for sharing it with all of us !

  10. Oh, man! I love this little guy! He is a true Santa for sure! The white brush looks so good with everything else from the hat to the glasses! Very cute!

  11. Love your altered paintbrush, it's adorable!

  12. Oh my gosh!!! Jean, this is adorable!!! You really did a great job on it!!!

  13. Oh my goodness! This is adorable - his face!!! Love!

  14. You created such a beautiful santa brush! I also love all the details.

  15. Oh how sweet and clever!!! I just love the santa face and glasses!

  16. OMG Jean! Your brush is adorable!

  17. Your brush was the cutest brush I've ever seen. I love it. Thank you so much for your wonderful creativity and your willingness to share it. You were an awesome support throughout the hop.

  18. This is just lovley at first glance I thought oh how cool she used white fur to make it look soft and urethral -- then at taking a closer look I notice -- ITS SANTA!!! Even better and honestly besides the fluffy white fur of Santas beard I LOVE that beautiful white flower!!! Funny really -- last Christmas I took a gorgeous photo of my 11 year old Daugher Kaili with her hand in front of a Huge Christmas tree cupping a beautiufl white Christmas flower -- maybe it is a tad sentimental but I have to say fantastic job ... really!!!
    thanks for all your doing and keep up the creative work !!!

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