We’re officially in December and with that comes the event we’ve been waiting to celebrate all year long – Christmas! With the festive season and all its magic, DIY Christmassy projects are a fantastic way to inject some holiday spirit into an afternoon or weekend (especially with school holidays right around the corner!). Now, we know you don’t have the time or the desire to paint your exterior façade a merry red or illustrate a full nativity scene on your backyard deck, so we’ve put together our three favourite festive painting projects that require minimal time, effort and materials so you can get creative while keeping yourself sane this silly season. Let’s get into it!
Stamping is such a fun way to customise plain wrapping paper, gift tags or Christmas cards, and they are super easy to make yourself. You can buy pre-made stamps or go the old-fashioned route; find a block of wood and carve out your desired shape of stamp. The best part about this? The more rustic (i.e., messy!), the better! After the stamp block is made, you’re going to need some high-quality paint in your favourite colours. Dip or brush the stamp with paint and get stamping! Go for a Christmas star, a tree or candy cane to really spice up your gift giving this year with the ultimate personalised touch.
We’ve all seen those shopping centre stalls that hand-paint your names onto the Christmas baubles and although they are stunning, they can be pricey. So, why not make your own? Grab some fine paint brushes, high-quality paint, and some baubles (hit up your local craft store for glass, ceramic, cardboard, or Styrofoam baubles) and get painting! You can customise your colouring to fit your Christmas theme and make baubles that really mean something to your family. You could even give these as gifts!
Just because it’s not cold here in Australia while we celebrate Christmas doesn’t mean we need to lose all the wintery goodness that comes with the festivity. A very easy and inexpensive way to add some homey warmth to your Christmas décor is to collect pinecones (real or fake – it doesn’t matter!) and paint them in your colours. Bundle them piles, display them in clear vases or stack them in bowls to add some seasonal décor in your favourite colour palette.
So, there you have it! Three easy, inexpensive, and fun painting projects to work on this festive season. Which one was your favourite?
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