Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wee Wooden Saints from A-Z (A-F)

Have you seen a lot of examples of the Mini A-Z Saints you can make?

Wee Felt Saints found here and here
Wee Wooden Saints found here and here

I decided to give this craft a go... The hardest part was deciding which look to create, and the research of each saint including what they did and what they all look like! I managed to put together a nice booklet of all I found. Here are the saints I picked from A to Z.

Wee Saints Batch 1: A-F

I decided to use the wooden people I found at Crafts Direct store in a variety of sizes (Girls, boys, children). They don't take up much room, as the felt ones may. Even though I bought acrylic paints, I decided to use my water color and oil based pencils. This gave me room for more intricate details, where painting with a brush can be challenging. And I was able to beautifully blend colors best with the oil pencils (which are made for drawing on wood.) My kids, husband and I just love how they turned out.

St. Anne
St. Bernadette and St. Brigid of Kildare (our school patron)
St. Cecilia
St. Dominic
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Francis of Assisi
St. George
St. Helena
St. Ignatius of Antioch
St. Joseph
Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Lucy
St. Martin de Porres and St. Michael the Archangel
St. Nicholas
Our Lady of... (wasn't sure about any of the other O's)
St. Patrick
Queen of Heaven, Mary
St. Rita
St. Simon Peter
St. Therese the Little Flower (and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta)
St. Urban of Langres
St. Valentine
Wonder Worker of the 19th Century: St. Philomena
(Or I may do St. King Wenceslaus)
St. Margurete d'Youville
St. Zita

Happy Crafting!

God Bless you and yours!


  1. OH, my goodness!!!! Melissa!!!!! Those are SO beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    You did a super job making those, they will be treasures for your children forever!!

    I sure wish I could paint...I paint childlike art, not nice detail stuff like you can do, amazing!!!

  2. WOW!!! Those turned out SO beautiful! You did an amazing job! I am going to have to look into those pencils you mentioned, I love how you were able to add so much detail. You are so talented!

  3. St. Anne and St. Francis were done with Staedtler Karat Watercolor Pencils (24 color set). I liked the multicolor and burnished look it had. One could also add water to thin out or mix areas making it look a little like a stain.

    And the rest were drawn with oil pencils: Walnut Hollow Oil Color Pencils (24 color set). Found by the wood burning/art area. These are nice for blending colors together smoothly.

    Thanks for the nice compliment. I am sure proud of this project.

    God Bless,

  4. These are lovely! I'm assuming you varnished them. Yes? What did you use?


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