Though the holiday season is a joyous occasion, it has its downsides! Namely, this time of year often gets so busy that creative block starts to creep in as other things fill up our minds. Thoughts like “How am I going to get all my work done before I take time off for the holidays?” or “What gift should I give to X?” can lead to stress that doesn’t exactly get your creative juices flowing! If that’s mentally where you are right now, you’ll appreciate these eight holiday tutorials. When you have a free moment, sit down and create one of them. Making art and/or calligraphy will relax you and get you feeling fresh for taking on more holiday challenges (like buying those exorbitantly priced last-minute plane tickets … yuck)!
I think that this is one of the most creative tutorials on the TPK website! The design on the card has a fresh, festive look, with plenty of beautiful greenery and shiny gold dots.
The most unique aspect of the card, however, is the fact that it doubles as an ornament! The recipient can pop the middle out of the card and hang it on his or her holiday tree.
If you find yourself pressed for time, you can take advantage of these printable holiday envelopes. They provide instant mail art that features a 1920s era Mrs. Claus and “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” lettering!
The secret behind this unique-looking card? Your breath! While the watercolor is still wet, you blow on it to create artistic spatters. This is one of my favorite holiday tutorials because of its simple and surprising technique!
The simple holiday wreath presented in this tutorial will come in handy for a variety of holiday and winter-related applications. You can use it, for example, on gift tags, bullet journals, mail art, and sketchbook journals, among other things.
If drawing or illustration doesn’t come easy to you, don’t be intimidated by this card. The banner comes from a free printable, and the vintage rose motif is 100% traceable!
These printable snowman gift tags turn four years old later this month — I can’t believe it’s been that long since I first made them! They feature a fun and simple acrylic illustration that pairs well with almost any wrapping paper.
To me, the Circular DIY Christmas Card Tutorial represents pure elegance and uniqueness. Rarely do we see circular cards, and the flourishy “Happy Holidays” script and the sparkling gold watercolor add to the card’s sophistication.
If you enjoy midcentury modern motifs, then you’ll appreciate the DIY Holiday Gift Tags Tutorial! The ornament-themed gift tag even includes a little bit of aluminum foil at the top to represent a cap and hook.
So, there you have it! These eight holiday tutorials can help to boost your creativity this season, as well as make for some very happy recipients. If you have any questions or observations about any of the tutorials, I would be glad to hear from you in the comments! If not, I hope that you enjoyed the post and that you feel inspired to make at least one of these. They’re all fun and approachable for a variety of skill levels!
Thanks so much for reading TPK, and have a great rest of the week!