These are the thin balsa wood type shapes with no color.
The shapes needed some color so instead of getting down all the paints I grabbed my Sharpie pens and started coloring. The Sharpie provides a solid color but still allows the wood grain to show through.
The white top of the stocking was done with a Sharpie paint pen.
I used regular Sharpies in green and red,
the silver is a metallic and the white is a paint pen.
The metallic Sharpies work well on the wood shapes
to give a little more depth.
I am not sure what I will do with these shapes yet but they have much more character than the unpainted originals. I think it would be cute to add some glitter to the tops of the stockings to give them a little more sparkle.
Just a thought on how you can speed up some of your crafting process if you are wanting to add color to wooden shapes. Only 3 days left!