Ho! Ho! Want to try out something really fun this Christmas? Get your brush pens out because I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you 11 Holiday-Themed Hand Lettering Projects. Each blogger has created an awesome free hand lettering worksheet, hand lettering tutorial, or hand-lettered printable to share with you!

Holiday hand lettering using Tombow brush pens. Click to see pretty photos and a step by step tutorial - Inkstruck Studio


You can find my tutorial below and links to all 11 tutorials at the end of this post.

Happy lettering friends and we hope you love this Hand Lettered Holiday blog hop!


Holiday hand lettering using Tombow brush pens. Click to see pretty photos and a step by step tutorial - Inkstruck Studio

I love hand lettering. It’s one of my favorite things to do besides watercolor. The fact that simple letters can be made into something beautiful and artistic is truly magic! As art is…magical!

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Materials used for the Holiday hand lettering tutorial:-

Step 1: Write down your choice of words. I chose “Tis the time to be jolly” . Although the common phrase calls for “season” instead of “time”, I loved that I could play with strokes by changing it. If you look closely at how I joined the words, you’ll see I made use of ligatures. Ligature is basically joining two or more letters to form a character.

Step 2:In the first line, I joined the first “t” and the second “t”and first “h” to make it interesting. This creates a lot of space for movement and creativity. The first and last line use Tombow brush pen No.835. The middle line is with No.296.

Step 3:After you pen down your letters, it’s time to make it interesting! With this Holiday hand lettering tutorial, I went over the first half of the letters with the same pen again. Furthermore, this gives depth and a sort of watercolor effect.

Holiday hand lettering using Tombow brush pens. Click to see pretty photos and a step by step tutorial - Inkstruck Studio

Step 4: Time to step it up a tad further! Using white ink and a script brush, add dots inside the letters. Cluster the dots closer on top and spread it our further below. Also, you can look at it in two ways. It can be interpreted as sparkle or as snow-flakes!

Step 5: Furthermore, add shading to the lettering using N75. This gives a lot of depth. Notice the second image below where I left out shading the word “be” just so that you can make out the difference. It’s something really small but creates a big impact.

Step 6: Finally, add a few Mistletoe leaves and berries to give that Christmassy effect. You can also surround the lettering with a wreath or add snowflakes. So many lovely ideas to think of.

Holiday hand lettering using Tombow brush pens. Click to see pretty photos and a step by step tutorial - Inkstruck Studio

What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed today’s holiday hand lettering tutorial. I had a fabulous time creating these and I hope you do too. If you love creating, don’t forget to share using the tag #makeinkstruck on Instagram.  I’ve also begun a new Instagram account to keep track of my lettering progress.

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A Hand Lettered Holiday Blog Hop

I hope you enjoyed this hand lettering tutorial. Don’t forget to pop over and check out all the other awesome hand lettering tutorials and worksheets from my blogging friends!

  1. Holiday Montage: How to Do Doodle Lettering on Photos by Dawn Nicole Designs
  2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Practice Sheets by Printable Crush
  3. Noel Practice Sheets by Lemon Thistle
  4. O Come Let us Adore Him Lettering Tutorial by One Artsy Mama
  5. Happy Holidays Brush Lettering Worksheet by Brittany Luiz
  6. Joy to the World Printable + Practice Sheet by Liz on Call
  7. Be Merry & Eats Lots of Cake Brush Lettering Worksheet by Random Olive
  8. All is Calm, All is Bright Snowglobe Lettering Tutorial by Here Comes the Sun
  9. Gift Tag Printables by Persia Lou
  10. Comfort and Joy Printable by Kleinworth & Co.


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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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