Welcome to the joyful world of Christmas painting ideas, where creativity meets the holiday cheer! Get ready to embark on a journey to a festive wonderland as we explore 65 merry and bright ways to bring Christmas magic onto your canvases.
From jolly Santa Claus and his spirited reindeers to shiny ornaments and magical winter scenes, this list is filled to the brim with paintingideas for adults and kids alike. So grab your paints, your Santa hat, and climb aboard this wondrous artistic adventure that will fill your heart with warmth and your home with gleaming holiday art.
65 Christmas Painting Ideas
Below you'll find some easy Christmas painting ideas for beginners, kids and all skill levels. Enjoy a fun project with friends or find some family Christmas painting ideas you can paint together.
Make these easy and kid-friendly DIY ornament balls with 2 paint swirls methods below. This easy Christmas craft is tons of fun and creates gorgeous custom ornaments, gifts, keepsakes or a fun craft to do with friends or your kids!
Learn how to paint a Christmas tree on canvas with an easy beginner brush technique. Fill it in with some cheerful and bright ornaments, lights and a sparkling star! Add some Christmas magic to the painting with a giant winter blue moon and some footsteps disappearing off into the distance - maybe Saint Nick dropping off some gifts for some furry forest friends.
Wood slice ornaments make a great Christmas painting idea and craft idea. Head on over to this tutorial for some fun painting ideas which you can paint for gifts (makes great teacher gifts), or to make a special painted ornament for your Christmas tree. In the post, you'll learn which paints to use on wood ornaments and how to seal the paint so it'll survive through the years.
Learn how to paint a cute snowman in this step by step acrylic paint tutorial. Who doesn't love a happy snowman? Paint in a brimming and peaceful smile, or choose from the 20+ different snowman face ideas in the post. Either ways, this snowman will warm your heart and will never melt away.
Paint a festive Christmas tree truck. Tracie will walk you through each step to paint this joyful Christmas painting. Customize the trucks color or add in your own twist to make this painting your own.
What Christmas is complete without a gingerbread man. Paint one instead of munching on this delectable cookie and save some calories! Learn how to mix the perfect cinnamon-y brown color of the gingerbread cookie. Customize him with a happy face, santa hat and candy cane!
Learn how to paint a winter knome in Tracie's step by step tutorial. Paint the slouchy oversized hat, the Gnomes iconic fluffy white beard and big oval nose. Finish this painting off with some snowflakes falling from the sky and a hint of some pine tree branches with winter berries.
Celebrate Christ's birth with this peaceful nativity scene with baby Jesus, his mother Mary, father Joseph and the beautiful star of Bethlehem. This painting is easy for beginners because it's depicted with a silhouette technique.
Do you have fond memories of making a gingerbread house with sugary white icing and an assortment of candies to decorate it with? Honor this fun tradition by painting a gingerbread house complete with all the colorful details. And no sticky fingers to deal with!
Paint some rocks with some easy Christmas designs in this step by step tutorial. Find some rocks around your neighbourhood or buy some painting stones online, then grab some basic acrylic paints or paint markers and let the festive painting begin.
Sing Rudolph the red nose reindeer while painting Rudolf peaking over a fence in this festive painting. Learn how to make the reindeer shape by a free traceable, then fill it in with acrylic paints. Finish this painting with some green Christmas trees in the background along a snow lined horizon.
Paint this beautiful little snow-globe that immortalizes this sweet snowman, complete with a couple of branches of mistletoe. Follow this YouTube tutorial for the steps, would make a great paint and sip evening.
Grab some paint markers or some acrylic paints and paint some colorful snow covered rooftops in this Holy Night scene. This painting is complete with an angel watching over the village in bestowing blessings to everyone.
Add some color to windows with this cute reindeer. Use the acrylic /tempera paints you have at home already and some brushes. Check out this post for a recipe for easy to remove acrylic paint adding a dab of dish soap.
Follow the fabulous Michelle the Painter in her creative take on Van Gogh's Starry Night with a Christmas twist! This tutorial would be great to use in a Christmas paint and sip night, with this full length YouTube tutorial.
Hosting a Christmas Paint Party? This joyful painting is a great idea. Michelle bought a printable stencil of this car from DecoArt, but you can try to free hand the design with a pencil before painting it.
Paint a festive Christmas tree on a glass or clear plastic ornament. You can buy solid colored ornaments then paint a simple tree on it with some snowflakes. Clear ornaments work too, and you can always paint them a solid color if you like.
Head on over to Amy's easy to follow tutorial where she'll show you how to create 4 different mini Christmas paintings. She';; also show you how to transform these mini canvases into hangable ornaments for your tree!
Paint this adorable Rudolph the red nose reindeer on an old vintage window. You can check out local second hand stores, garage sales or a local buy nothing group near you for the window. Then take some simple acrylic paints to paint anything Christmas on it.
Enjoy painting and create your Christmas cards done all at once. Sending out these cards to family and friends will have the most personal touch too. Learn the materials you need to make these in the link below.
Follow Joni's lovely, detailed and calming tutorial and learn how to paint this vintage christmas painting, reminiscent of beautiful Christams art of the past. This painting would also make fabulous greeting cards.
Follow along with Amanda's fabulous step by step tutorial to recreate this magical winter scene with a reindeer, galaxy sky and some trees. And you'll only need 4 simple paint colors to make this painting: black, red, white and blue.
Poinsettia's are a traditional Christmas flower that can make for a great Christmas painting idea. Follow Smitha's wonderful step by step tutorial on her blog to learn the steps to recreate this beaut with watercolors.
This creative Christmas painting idea would make for a fun project with the kids! Follow Amy's wonderful step by step tutorial complete with clear pictures and steps so you and the kids can create these stunning trees!
Add some magic to the holidays by painting this gingerbread house painting. Angela will teach the kids cool techniques like how to use oil pastel to create a paint resist ( snowflakes) , wet on wet watercolor paint method, etc. Check this fab tutorial out!
Paint some custom and cute plates for Santa's cookies with this creative tutorial by Heather. Use some simple white plates if you have them around the house, or pick some up at the Dollarstore. Grab some enamel acrylic paints and sparkly Mod Podge for an extra glittery finish.
Painting your own Christmas cards can be a fun activity for adults and kids alike! Check out Erin's super creative ideas in this post to get inspired. She will share a ton of different techniques that will dazzle you (and easy enough for even the youngest tot!).
Doing a cookie exchange at Christmas? Paint some simple mason jars with holiday designs like Rudolph, snowman and santa and gift your cookies in them. Follow this tutorial by happiestcamper to find out how.
Christmas trees can be a challenge to paint. Wendy will show you a brilliant hack that anyone can do - using a simple fork! You got to check out her tutorial if you're looking for an easy-peasy and fun way to paint Christmas trees.
Looking to host a paint party? Check out Lydia's experience with The Social Artworking's DIY paint party package. A stress-free way to host and enjoy a fab holiday paint party- complete with cute food ideas too. You got to see the picture of her broccoli and cherry tomato Christmas tree!
Get ready to disembark off of the magical Christmas painting train, where we’ve journeyed through 65 festive ideas! From enchanting Christmas trees to charming snowmen, we’ve explored projects perfect for beginners, paint parties, and engaging the kids. Let your creativity fly on your own artistic adventure, guided by the holiday spirit. Happy painting and a merry holiday season to you and yours!