Last Christmas I painted a gourd and turned it into a special Santa Claus. It is a fun challenge to do because you have to think beyond the front view and come up with a plan for the sides and back of the gourd. I could have just painted it red and declare it done, but that is just not me. And I always think it's better when the story is in the details of the project, so here's the story about this particular Santa.
He was to be a centerpiece for a party and the theme was old time toys at Christmas. The details tell about his personality and what kind of Santa he was. I did some research on various ideas and came up with some old fashion things that would make him look the part.
I love how he turned out and it was very hard to give him away at the party for the raffle. But he went to a very good home of my friend. So I know he will be brought out every Christmas and enjoy the celebration.