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Adorn the Christmas tree with these Mini Canvas Ornaments for a festive, handmade touch! They are so simple to make and so colorful, thanks to Sharpie Fine markers from Michaels! They’re also easy to customize with your favorite holiday designs and images!
Each year I love to add homemade items to my Christmas decor collection. I treasure those sweet ornaments that my kids bring home from school each December and I know these new additions will mean a lot to our family as well. There’s just something about handmade ornaments that warms my heart! I can’t help but smile when I hang them on the tree.
I have to say, I do not consider myself an artist in the least, so at first, the thoughts of creating candy canes and snowflakes on canvas seemed intimidating. But, I quickly learned that anyone, even the drawing-challenged like myself, can do this, no sweat! 🙂 This easy seasonal craft is definitely one for the beginner crafter. It’s also a perfect holiday activity for older kids!
I made it even easier on myself by printing out clipart images from online and then using those as a guide for the images that ended up on my ornaments. I love this 12 pack of Sharpie Fine markers! There were even 2 bonus pens that I put to great use as well. You’ll also need some mini canvases and some cute holiday-themed ribbon. Everything you need for the project is available at Michaels!
I started out by using a pencil to sketch the images onto the canvas. That way it’s easily erasable if you make a mistake.
Next, trace/outline the pencil lines with your Sharpie Fine markers and then carefully fill the image in, making sure all your pen marks are going in the same direction. I used the fine-tipped Sharpie black bonus pen to make the bow stand out.
For the Christmas tree, do the same as described above, except first outline the drawn image in black with the fine-tipped Sharpie bonus pen. Color the star and then the green portion, being careful to leave the ornaments white.
Next, use all the bold, pretty Sharpie colors to fill in the ornaments!
Lastly, hot glue a ribbon loop to the back of the ornament for hanging. You’ll want the right side of the ribbon to face forward.
That’s it! Now I can’t wait to put up our Christmas tree (I’m not-so-patiently putting it off until after Thanksgiving, as per my hubby’s request) and add these to it!
Coloring is therapeutic, don’t you agree?! This project was so fun! And now, I have to know, which ornament is your favorite?
There’s something about festive crafts like this that really puts me in a holly jolly holiday mood! I hope you enjoy this wonderful season!