Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wooden Painted Saints

Several months ago, my friends and I participated in a wooden saint exchange. We each were assigned two saints to paint. I believe there were roughly 12 or so women who participated. You were responsible for painting 12 of each saint assigned so at the exchange you received 24 saints.
Our kids play with these almost everyday from the oldest child to the youngest child.

Mary, Our Queen

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

My friend, Annie, suggested we do another swap for Christmas. I decided on St. Maria Goretti and St. John Vianney this time. It helped to do a rough sketch of my painting plan.

You can order the plain wooden saint pegs through

I learned several helpful tips from the first painting experience. First, buy good brushes especially if you want to do detail work. Second, have a good plan. Third, use acrylic paints, paint pens, BUT DO NOT USE SHARPIES. When you seal them at the end with a clear polyurethane spray or Mod Podge, the sharpies will run and ruin any detail work. Fourth, give yourself enough time.

We found a great site on Etsy that provided inspiration. On the left hand side of this page under "Shop Info", search "Sales" for a complete listing.

The shop is:
St. Luke's Brush Shop

We exchange our newly painted saints tomorrow at Bible Study. I will post a picture of our final products. I think it would be great next Christmas to do the Nativity.


  1. ooh, can't wait to see your finished saints! I still have one to go, eek!

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