Just like a 24-day advent calendar only filled with crafty Christmas creations and forget about the usual boundaries of a white Christmas, let's go all out and enjoy a rainbow Christmas!
We have created and sourced a stack of festive crafts using the fabulous and ever-colourful Life of Colour products that you get to spread out over the days leading up to Christmas.
We have included the most festive creations that we could find from our social media outlets too!
Follow along to find some wholesome family fun this silly season.
1 - Santa rocks!
Imagine the look of glee on a child’s face when they find this kindness rock.
Everything you need to make colourful, creative and unique works of art on rocks is in our Rock Painting Art Box (a fun gift for all ages!)
Step one - Sketch a Santa holding a present and colour the face and belt buckle. Layer white dots all over the cuffs, hat, beard and the Santa jacket.
Step two - Paint the hat, jacket, pants and ribbon on the present in bright red.
Step three - Add a blue background followed by black detailing.
Step four - Complete the rock with white falling snow and blue snowflakes.
2 - Pastel rainbow ornaments
If you're not into the whole red and green for Xmas, this idea by Jessica Dalglish will be perfect.
With our wooden ornaments as a base and the gouache stix to create this beautiful pastel rainbow, add that extra colourful element to your tree this year!
Step one - Use the creamy Gouache Stix to paint pastel rainbows on some wooden ornaments or wood slices. You can blend the colours using your fingers.
Step two - Wait until completely dry before you move on to the next step.
Step three - Use a black acrylic paint pen to add Holiday sayings or filigree patterns.
Our Super Sized Christmas Decorating Art Box comes with all the supplies needed.
3 - DIY picture frames with ornaments
Turn an old (or plain) picture frame into a work of art in three easy steps, using our fun wooden ornaments. They come with twine, but you can use them in any way your imagination desires.
Step one - Decorate the ornaments using the acrylic paint pens
Step two - Paint the frames to match
Step three - Glue the ornaments to the frames
Voilá! Ready for the holiday season!
Tutorial by @livinguponarainbow
4 - Christmas doodles card
Step one - Draw colourful Christmas items such as trees, lights, snow-people, presents, stars, hats and gloves all over the front of a card
Step two - On a smaller rectangular piece of paper, design a message and attach it to the front of the card! Too easy!
This card is very easy to create using the Dual Brush Pens because they have a flexible brush nib for colouring and lettering, plus a sturdy fine tip for line work.
5 - Christmas Lights Gift Tags
Create the cutest gift cards with this easy to follow tutorial from Tammy Klingner.
Step one - Using the Life of Colour Dual Brush Markers, add a wiggly line with the black marker. Make sure it has a few loops and begins at the top left and finishes near the bottom left.
Step two - Now add a few little squares at intervals along the line.
Step three - Now gather some bright colours, I used two shades of pink, green, blue, yellow and orange.
These will be little fairy lights, add a teardrop shape to each square and colour in, ensuring you leave a small section of white in the centre as the highlight.
Step four - Using a fine tip black paint pen, draw a finer line or two next to the thicker line, roughly using the thicker line as a guide.
Step five - Add a quote or hand draw a caption. Up to you!
Bring on the Sparkle suits the light theme perfectly.
6 - Metallic Baubles
Making use of last year's Christmas decorations to create a whole new look is simple with the shiny Metallic Brush pens. You can use any bauble you have, we used a transparent bauble filled with colourful pom-poms.
Step one - Use letter stickers (or washi tape) to save the shape of the letters that make up the word you want to write on the bauble. Affix these onto your baubles.
Step two - Glide the Metallic brush pen over the top of one letter at a time.
Step three - Remove the stickers / washi tape letters carefully, and trace around the edges using a silver fine tip for precision. Add some silver dots as snow to complete the look!
7 - DIY Wrapping Paper
How colourful is this DIY wrapping paper? We can't believe how easy it is to make your own gift paper using some craft paper sheets and paint pens.
All you need is creativity to create your own motifs! Here are two amazing ideas by @curious_columbus and @livinguponarainbow
Paint pens are great for making your own doodle wrapping paper because the acrylic paint makes the colours pop! Also you can layer and create wonderful artwork without any mess.
8 - DIY snow globes
Step one - Collect old glass jars and transparent plastic jars with lids. We will transform them into cute glitter globes for the kids!
Step two - Draw small colourful trees on cardboard pieces using your paint pens.
Step three - Use a hot glue gun to attach the trees on the inside of the lids. Sprinkle with rock salt. You can also add other small trinkets such as tiny toys, etc.
Step four - Put some glitter, tiny pom-poms or confetti into the jar.
Step five - Affix the lid to the jar. You can decorate the jar with the paint pens, and add a fun pattern to cover the lid.
9 - Crazy scribble card
Step one - Draw swirling lines in different Dual Brush Pen colours to fill the front of the card.
Step two - On a smaller rectangular piece of paper, write “Merry Christmas” and attach it to the front of the card.
Step three - Add a border around the edge and add silver dots.
10 - Rainbow Gift bags
Vibrant Life of Colour Fabric pens are our “go to” for making these Rainbow Gift bags - the design could easily be for all year round too! You can create this same design on any size canvas bag. Shop our fun gift under $30 bundle, containing a large tote bag and fabric pens.
Step one - Sketch a rectangle onto the centre of a canvas bag. Add arch shapes to fill the rectangle in.
Step two - Follow the rainbow arches, adding darker edges and fun shapes onto the outside of each coloured arch.
11 - Santa’s Mug
Revamp a plain mug with our acrylic paint pens. You can either find a mug that already comes with a black and white line work design, or make your own using a fine tip acrylic paint pen.
Step one - Wipe the mug clean to make sure no dust or grease in on the surface.
Step two - If your mug is all white, use a fine tip acrylic paint pen to draw a Santa Claus character with some presents around him. You can choose any other motif.
Step three - Choose your acrylic paint pen colours and fill with colour!
Step four - Seal in the oven at 150-180•C for 30-60 minutes. A light spray of clear acrylic spray paint will also further protect your handy work.
12 - Seasonal paper lanterns
Make this adorable paper lantern and add warmth to your decoration with a small battery-powered tea light. Craft by @livinguponarainbow
Step one - Draw fun and colourful motifs with your acrylic paint pens on brown parchment paper squares.
Step two - Use glue to add four wooden sticks (one on each side of the square).
Step three - Use a hot glue gun (with adult supervision) to join the four sides of the lantern.
13 - Colour in Stocking
We want to inspire you to create your very own stocking, so any order over $80 gets a FREE stocking as a gift (won't reflect on your cart, we will add it manually to your package). Promotion ends Dec 12.
The children always love participating in colourful fun, and the range of colours available in the fabric pens will have them very pleased indeed!
14 - Easy lettering Xmas cards
These are the easiest lettering Christmas and Holiday cards you will ever learn how to make. You can recreate this same design on any colour combinations, for any occasion!
By Jessica Dalglish.
Step one - Think of your message, and figure out what you want on the bigger sized letters. For example: "Merry Christmas" (example above), "Merry" or "Ho Ho Ho Ho" (below)
Step two - Use your brush pens to letter this message. Change the colour for a rainbow look, or use a christmassy colour palette - your choice!
Step three - Cover the middle of the letters with washi (once dry)
Step four - Use a darker colour to go over the letters. The washi will preserve the middle section.
Step five - Remove washi and letter the rest of your message
Step six - Add details and enjoy sending them!
15 - Xmas Ladybug rocks
Make a ladybug rock and add Christmas decorations such like ribbons, antlers, Christmas trees, or even some rainbows!
Plus, these cute faces will be adorable to weigh down your napkins this Christmas lunch.
16 - Christmas themed fairy bottles
These amazing bottles are so beautifully created by Lizzie A. Borden.
The steps involved in one of these bottles involve making and painting clay embellishments and adding hanging trinkets! All the hard work is definitely worth it.
17 - Fun Christmas wood banners
By Kylie Sherwood.
Everyone loves these adorable characters and you can create a nativity scene with any chosen characters. For best results sketch the scene and paint it white then add loads of colour using Life of Colour acrylic brush paint pens.
18 - Goofy Reindeer roll
This reindeer is a quick fun kids activity all you need to do is wrap a coloured piece of paper (we used paint stix) around a cardboard roll and paste a goofy face in place with a couple of antlers and he is complete.
19 - Groovy Grinch Sneakers
by Samantha Dorahy.
Grab yourself a pair of canvas sneakers and fabric pens and get busy designing an original pair of sneakers that will certainly be noticed this festive season!
20 - Heart gift tags
by Karlee Hewitt
Fasten your Christmas bags with gift tags that the kids made especially for each other! The 3 mm acrylic paint markers are perfect for the kids to paint onto the heart blackboard peg clips.
21 - Xmas symme-tree
Create your own dotty Xmas tree cards with this fun worksheet activity, the kids can practice their eye-hand coordination while making fun Xmas cards for the whole family.
22 - DIY wrapping paper
Who doesn't love a good surprise gift? Create this fun wrapping paper using a white crayon and any water based paint. Easiest craft in the world, ZERO MESS and it looks sooo pretty every time!
23 - Colourful Christmas paper ornaments
This one ticks all of the DIY boxes for paper craft activities- it’s quick, easy and recycled paper too!
Step one - Take a piece of A4 paper and add all the colours of the rainbow to it.
Step two - Cut the paper in half to make two pieces, fold the paper into a concertina then crease in half. Glue the edges together to make semicircular shapes then glue both together to make a full circle.
Step three - add a hanging rope and decorate your tree!
24 - Xmas watercolour cards
Let's return to the tradition of sending postcards. Write your special message on the back and send it anywhere around the world.
Step one - Sketch five circles that overlap in a arch format. Paint each space in order of the blended rainbow (red, orange, yellow, light green, green, aqua, blue, dark blue purple.
Step two - Add gold tops and string to the baubles
and flicks of paint everywhere
Step three - Glue onto a blue piece of cardboard.
Step one - Sketch five different sized Christmas trees and paint them red, orange, yellow, green and blue using the watercolours. Add gold stars on top of the Christmas trees.
Step two - Glue onto a blue piece of cardboard.
How about you share this blog with a friend who might need some ideas to create Christmas crafts?