The 12 DIYs of Christmas

It’s here! The holiday season! And while every year, the most special gifts to give and to receive are the handmade gifts, this year more than ever, the ability to “DIY” a gift is key! The less time we have to spend in stores and the more special we can make our loved ones feel is all that much more important. So, in addition to previous Christmas tutorials, I want to share the “12 DIYs of Christmas” with you so that you can find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list (or the perfect keepsake for your own family).

So, how is this going to work? From Tuesday, November 17, 2020 straight through the week of Christmas, you will be getting (at least) 2 “DIYs of Christmas” per week. Every Tuesday at 12 noon PST (3pm EST, 8pm GMT), we will work live together (but safely apart) through a lettering or art related project. These live lessons will be taking place on both Instagram and YouTube, so you can join in on whichever platform you prefer. If you miss the “Live”, they will be posted afterwards on YouTube (and in this post) so that you can watch the lesson whenever it works best for you.

Then, every Friday (and one Sunday during the week of Christmas), there will be a brand new, pre-recorded Christmas tutorial waiting for you on YouTube. Click here and hit “Subscribe” so that you don’t miss them!

And to kick it all off, on Tuesday, November 10, we will be doing a pre-series Live lesson to show you a sneaky trick to get perfect fauxligraphy every time. It will be a great base to use for a lot of the upcoming Christmas tutorials!

You can find the full list of tutorials and dates below so that you can calendar in our live lessons and not miss out on a single one. And don’t forget to check back on this post frequently because everything will be posted here when it’s done.

You can also click right here to see all the tutorials from Christmases past!

I hope you enjoy all of our days of DIY gifts and have a very safe and joyful holiday season!

SCHEDULE OF CHRISTMAS TUTORIALS:




Supply List:

Click here to watch the “Beginner’s Guide to: How to Use Image Tracing in the Silhouette Studio” tutorial


COMING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Supply List:

  • A mirror (you probably already have one hanging somewhere in your home! Since mirrors are non-porous, the ink you use will sit on top of the surface instead of sinking in. That means that most of them can be cleaned off!)
  • Here are some pen options for your mirror and how to get them off:

SOME TIPS: Whichever pen you use, do a small test area first. I know they always say to do this when you use a new hair dye and I know that I never do (oops), but if you value your mirror, do a test. Also, when you’re cleaning your design off after the holidays, just watch out for your wall or mirror frame that you’re not pushing the color out into that and potentially staining it. Think about matching the color you use to the mirror frame to help make this not an issue at all. Since my mirror frame is white, the safest option is to also use a white pen!


COMING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27


COMING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1


COMING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4


COMING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8


COMING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11


COMING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15


COMING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18


COMING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20


COMING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22


CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE HOLIDAY DIYS

Amanda

Being able to teach you more about lettering marries my passion for teaching with my obsession for lettering. It's like the perfect storm. But a good storm of unicorns, rainbows and letters.

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