This post sponsored by Michaels.
Sometimes you just need to make a handmade Christmas ornament in a hurry. Like when you're trying to decorate before company arrives. Or when you want to give someone a handmade gift at the last minute. And sometimes, handmade needs to be quick and easy, right? In that case, you should try these hand-lettered ornaments anyone can make!
Hand-Lettered Ornaments ANYONE can make!
These hand-lettered ornaments are made with just a few basic supplies.
- regular or oversized flat wooden ornament shapes (I found mine already painted white and distress at Michaels)
- Sharpie in black
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1. Draw a line on the flat wooden ornament in pencil. Use this as a guide for your hand-lettering.
2. Using the pencil, sketch out your lettering. Just use your basic handwriting.
3. Using a smaller sharpie, or the edge of a large one, trace over your pencilled handwriting.
4. Then, add an additional line for everywhere you would have used a downstroke in your handwriting.
5. Fill in the lines with a Sharpie. This will create emphasis on the downstrokes and mimic the look of calligraphy.
6. If you like the distressed look – or if your lettering is less than perfect – you can sand away some of the Sharpie. This will give your hand-lettered ornaments a farmhouse feel – and it will hide so many imperfections in your lettering too! (Ask me how I know that!)
7. Hang and enjoy your ornaments! You can place them in a tree, hanging from a stair railing or anywhere else you need a little Christmas decor!
Have you ever tried your hand and faux calligraphy or hand-lettering?
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