Craft Basket Wednesday :: More Painted Saints

by | May 5, 2010 | Craft Basket Wednesday, St. Therese, Wooden Saints | 14 comments

I’m so excited to actually be able to participate in my friend Amy’s Craft Basket Wednesday this week!

This past week was “T” week for us Along the Alphabet Path, and even though I have already painted (quite a few!) St. Therese Dolls, I just had to paint another.  ðŸ™‚

For the very first St. Therese I ever painted, I used a 2 3/8″ Little Person.  I have also made some with the tiny 2″ Girl dolls as well.  This time I decided to try painting one of the 3 1/2″ Dolls for the first time.  It was just as easy (if not easier!) and will be less of a choking hazard for my littlest one.   I took a picture with all three so you can see the size differences.   All of these dolls can be purchased very inexpensively from Woodworks.

I probably could have added more detail, however, since I was painting with a wiggly 4 month old on my lap, I decided to keep it simple.  
Since I already had all the paint supplies out, I couldn’t resist my daughters pleas to add a St. Teresa of the Andes to our collection as well.   I think I have mentioned before that we were so pleased when Ignatius Press recently rereleased St. Teresa of the Andes on DVD, and despite that it is in Spanish with subtitles, it is one of my girls new favorite movies.  
So, what crafts have you been working on lately?


  1. Sarah

    They are lovely, Jessica! I *so* want to paint these for my children … One day =)

  2. Anonymous

    Oh! Those are so precious! You did such a lovely job. I love your saint dolls. I need to fix some of mine. Maxamillian Kolbe ended up in the washing machine the other day… it was not pretty.

  3. Lisa

    LOVE these! A definite summer project for our girls to put on their list.

  4. Grace Hincapie

    I love these! I'm planning on painting saint dolls this summer with my sister and my mom.

  5. Kelly

    Very cute! I love that your kids love the saints so much. It really says something wonderful about how you're raising them.

  6. Kelly

    OH, Jessica! They turned out so cute! You are such an inspiration!! Seriously. I'm am so. not. crafty. And even *I* am enjoying making these little dolls! 🙂

    I didn't know that they made a larger size. I'm going to have to get some and try my hand at them. I'm sure they would be much easier to work with because of their size. I, too, have been concerned with them being choking hazards.

    As always, thanks so much for sharing!

    God bless.

    p.s. I made a little Our Lady of Fatima that I shared for CBW…I have YOU to thank for that. 🙂

  7. Renee

    How to pick…I love them all! You've done such a great job of making these so famous all over the internet Jessica. I especially love your sweet and innocent cherub looking faces on all your wooden dollies. What an amazing saint collection you have. How many do you have overall now? Liturgical swag all year round..if you ask me…grin,grin.

  8. fadfd

    These came out darling Jessica. We've been painting these wooden dolls for our own alphabet path. The little ones enjoy playing with them.

  9. Melanie

    They look great!
    My daughter wants to paint saints now, we will start with my patron Saint St Therese.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Many Blessings,

  10. mel

    These are so sweet…thanks for providing the source for buying the wooden dolls.

  11. Anonymous

    Your wood dolls are so cute, what kind of paint do you use?

  12. Unknown

    I love these! I'm just trying to figure out how to get the little wooden people. I don't think the company that you linked to ships to Canada. =(
    If anyone has a source in Canada, please let me know!
    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks Monica! I have also purchased them from Hobby Lobby and from A Child's Dream Come True. I wonder if one of them would ship to Canada…

    Looking though the rest of the old comments. . . I just use Acrylic Paint on my dolls. Thanks, everyone, for all the comments! 🙂


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