I love to give DIY Christmas gifts because, to me, a handmade gift means more than something that’s store-bought. Most of the best handmade gifts do take a while to make, but that’s why I’m writing this post a month before Christmas! Hopefully, you’ll find something on this list that sparks inspiration, gets you creating, and leads to a very pleased gift recipient.
I love punctuating my holiday paper goods with a calligraphy Christmas tree! It’s my motif of choice when I’m making DIY gift tags, mail art, or greeting cards. Flourished holiday trees are easy to make, and they double as an excellent calligraphy drill. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make six calligraphy Christmas trees through a series of short instructional videos. Have fun experimenting with these beauties, and for more holiday calligraphy fun, see TPK’s holiday calligraphy worksheet collection!
In 2016, the first TPK holiday calligraphy worksheet was born out of reader requests. People wanted inspiration and detailed instructions over how to write certain phrases and make festive motifs, and I was happy to oblige! Now, it’s become a seasonal delight of mine to start brainstorming content for new holiday worksheets every September. Today, we’ll talk about the five holiday worksheets available on TPK and what makes each worksheet unique. Read to the end to find a link to several free holiday tutorials, too!
You probably have friends and family members whose company you enjoy, but it’s difficult to stay in touch. The grind and responsibilities of daily life can make it difficult to keep friends and family in the loop! Consider the holidays an excellent opportunity to catch up. Today, I’ll share my technique for sending out holiday cards (and/or letters) in a low-stress and efficient manner.
To me, the holiday season (November-December) is synonymous with hygge. In the Northern Hemisphere, it gets frigid and gray, and we rejoice in warm beverages, soft blankets, and twinkling lights. Winter comforts were on my mind as I designed the 2021 TPK holiday calligraphy worksheet, and making the drills in it made me feel so cozy. I suspect you’ll feel the same way as you work through its exercises!
We’ve still got a few weeks until Thanksgiving, so I’m taking my time enjoying the preparation! Fruit-themed place cards will be part of our tablescape this year, along with decorated autumn leaves. Today, I’ll show you how to make these fruity watercolor place cards with the help of a free printable! Set aside a leisurely November afternoon to enjoy creating these for everyone on your guest list.