Let’s hear it for the BUOYS!

Oh, I do love a good pun;) I was commissioned (well, la-dee-da don’t  I sound all artsy-fartsy!) to paint some lobster buoys this summer by a friend. She wanted me to paint a Santa on one and on the other some wording.

I used my die cutter and SCAL software to cut the letters out of gold vinyl after painting the buoy red. For Santa I drew an oval for the face and painted it peach and painted the rest of the buoy red (two coats) then I painted the black belt and white beard. Details on the face were added after the beard and hat fluff had dried. I used acrylic paint for this project and real lobster buoys. The buoys are made out of foam and really easy to paint on-no prep required!

So, if you are looking for an inexpensive Christmas gift of a craft fair item to make and sell why not paint a buoy? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

10 Responses

  1. What a fabulous gift idea, these look awesome!


  2. Love them! Way cool!


  3. OMG! Those are awesome! I love Santa’s face!


  4. Very original!! Love them. Thanks for sharing.


  5. Speaking of PUNS…Awesome Sentiment! (BLISS) teehee


  6. Awesome!!! To bad we don’t have many bouys here in the desert. LOL! Thanks again for the sweet comments.
    Blessings Bermie


  7. wow, that is a wonderful Santa. Your painting is awesome…… he looks great.


  8. Really nice. I am hoping to achieve almost the same with large coffee creamer containers. Not really sure it will work but I am gonna try. I can’t paint so I figure felt or fabric will be good for the clothes.
    Love your crats. Thanks for sharing.


  9. WOW! I’ve had a buoy like that for many years. I’ve always wanted to do something with it, but I never really knew what to do with it. This is a great idea, and I’m going to try it 🙂


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