Easy DIY watercolor paper Christmas ornaments

If you love decorating trees for Christmas,you’ll definitely be willing to try today’s tutorial out. Make your guests ask “you did that?” by learning how to create easy DIY paper Christmas ornaments.And like always it involves watercolor!

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

It’s amazing how differently people love to celebrate occasions. When we celebrate Eid, the house smells of Biryani,Henna and “Kheer”.Our neighbors love lighting up “diyas”on their doorstep for “Diwali”.And some of our friends love to decorate trees for “Christmas”.Which I really love too.It really is splendid to see a tree all lit up and bright!And I know a lot of you celebrate X-mas too.That’s why I decided that it would be a good idea to make DIY paper Christmas ornaments for this post.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.
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Materials you’ll need for DIY paper christmas ornaments are:-

Step 1: Download an ornament template such as this.Trace it over watercolor paper.I would suggest anything with a thickness of or above 225 gsm so that it doesn’t buckle.Squeeze our some paint on to a palette.Spritz some water to moisten it.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Step 2: I’ve used a leaf pattern in this tutorial.You can go for any sort of shape or element you like.Load your brush with enough paint and start painting leaves inside the traced ornament.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Continue with the leaves.Fill the entire traced area with it.Wait for it to dry.If you’re in a hurry,use a hair dryer.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio. Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio. Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Step 3:Cut around the traced area using scissors.You can also use a precision knife for this DIY paper Christmas ornament.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Step 4:Punch a hole on top.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Step 5:Put cotton twine through the hole.Tie two ends of the twine to form the hanging bit.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

You’ve just created an extremely easy to do DIY paper christmas ornament.Hang it on your lovely christmas tree.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio. Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio. Learn how to make DIY paper christmas ornaments in this easy to follow tutorial by Zakkiya Hamza of Inkstruck Studio.

What do you think?

How did you like today’s tutorial? What element would you be using to create these ornaments?What festival do you celebrate?Let me know all about it in the comments below.And share your works with the hashag #makeinkstruck on Instagram.

Cheers!

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About zakkiya hamza @ inkstruck

Zakkiya is the creative blogger and founder of Inkstruck Studio. She’s a self taught artist who let go of her architecture profession to pursue her passion in art. Zakkiya likes to write detailed tutorials in watercolor, calligraphy, and hand lettering. She also teaches watercolor workshops occasionally in Doha where she’s based currently. Other passions include traveling, photography, and basketball.When she’s not working, you can find her cuddling and running around with her toddler boy.

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