Santa Tree



Ingenious interpretation of the Funky Tree.

Products Used

  • MB-1095 - Funky Tree
  • SC-2 - Melon-Choly
  • SC-6 - Sunkissed
  • SC-15 - Tuxedo
  • SC-16 - Cotton Tail
  • SC-28 - Blue Isle
  • SC-74 - Hot Tamale
  • SP-216 - Speckled Cotton Tail
Decorating Accessories
  • AC-220 - Detailer Bottle
  • AC-222 - Medium Writer Tip
  • BT-910 - Synthetic Sponges
  • CB-110 - #10/0 Liner
  • CB-202 - #2 Detail Liner
  • CB-408 - #8 Pointed Round
Santa Tree
Additional Materials
  • Cotton Swab
  • Pencil
  • Download Project Pattern: Santa Tree
Project Info




  1. Begin with properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque. Moisten a clean sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. These instructions refer to the tree in sections. The first section is the top of the tree. The fourth section is the bottom section of the tree and the trunk of the tree is the base of the tree.
  3. Trace or sketch the face onto the second section of the tree.
  4. Using a CB-408 #8 Pointed Round and a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the third and fourth sections of the tree and to the top 1/3 of the base. Leave bare bisque for the "fur" of the hat and at the tip of the hat.
  5. Apply 3 coats of SC-74 Hot Tamale to the first section of the tree.
  6. Using a CB-408 #8 Pointed Round, apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo around the bottom ⅓ of the base. Apply 3 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo in a band approximately ¾" thick to make the belt at the top of section four.
  7. Trace on the arm and mitten pattern on section three. Apply 2 coats of SC-15 Tuxedo to the mittens.
  8. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, outline the arms.
  9. Using a CB-408 #8 Pointed Round, apply 2 thick coats of SP-216 Speckled Cotton Tail to the center ⅓ of the base. Apply 2 thick coats of SP-216 to the base of santa's sleeves, as well as to his collar at the top of section three.
  10. Apply 2 coats of SP-216 Speckled Cotton Tail directly between the mittens on the side of section three. Again, apply 2 thick coats of SP-216 Speckled Cotton Tail to the tip and base of the hat in section one.
  11. Mix SC-6 Sunkissed with AC-306 Clay Mender in an AC-222 Medium Writer Tip bottle and make a rectangular buckle on the side of the tree, directly below the mittens on the band of black in section four.
  12. Make a color wash using SC-2 Melon-Choly. Apply the wash with a cotton swab to Santa's face. Try not to get the wash in his eyebrows or his beard.
  13. Using CB-202 #2 Detail Liner, apply one dot of SC-28 Blue Isle to form each eye.
  14. Apply a dot of SC-74 Hot Tamale to his mouth.
  15. Using a CB-110 #10/0 Liner, dilute SC-15 Tuxedo with some water making the glaze thin and viscus. Using the lines left from tracing, outline the eyebrows, mustache, beard, nose and eyes.
  16. Finish by adding some extra lines to create the effect of hair on santa's head and for his beard.
  17. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.

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