The Holidays are a time for family, food, and decorating to the nines. Don’t break your budget with these simple Christmas wall art designs.
1. Find Inspiration For Your Christmas Wall Decor
When creating my own wall art, I start by getting inspired. I like searching Google images, and creative websites like Etsy and Pinterest for ideas of what styles and colors I like. It also gives me an idea of what I might be able to create myself. These Christmas wall art printables cost $10.50, but I know I could make them myself for free.
2. Choose Your Wall Art Color Scheme
I like to use the website color-hex to find color palettes that fit what I am looking for. You can click on the palette to find the hex codes. Hex codes are the numbers associated with a specific color.
3. Start Your Wall Art
For this project, I am using Canva. Canva is a free website where you can create documents with text and images. They also have fun shapes and designs.
Click on “Create a Design” and choose either a standard size, or your own. If you have a picture frame of a specific size that you want to put your art in, you can measure the inside of the frame and use that to create your design. To see your colors next to each other, you can search for shapes in elements and color them.
Here I am using circles to make a color palette. You can copy the hex code of a color you like, and paste it into your shape. Some shapes do not allow you to change the color. If the color box in the top left corner does not appear, try a different shape. Click on the color box to change the color. Here is an in depth article by Canva on how to change shape color.
Now that you have a color palette, you can use those colors to make the rest of what you design cohesive. This is especially helpful if you are creating a gallery wall. You can refer back to these colors in the color palette section when you click on the color box, or copy and paste the hex code.
4. Design Your Christmas Wall Art
For your wall art, there are two main types of designs that are very popular. One is word art, the other is simple shapes.
I based the above prints off of printables I saw on etsy that cost $30. It took about two minutes since all you do is write the words and color them. So simple, and so cute!
If you don’t want to be quite so minimal, you can play with the background colors, adding fun decorations, and festive designs.
One design that was really fun and simple to replicate was a Christmas tree. You can stack Christmas themed shapes into a triangle. I think this would also look great with a different colored background. This would be really fun in a kids room as well.
5. Print and Frame Your Christmas Wall Art
To make my life simple, I took out the art from the frames I already have hung around my room, and swapped out my prints. I have one piece of art that is hanging like a banner on my wall, and all I did to change it up was turn it over and tape the cut out print onto the back. It makes a fun addition to the wall, and the unique shape adds interest. If you do not have frames or cannot afford to buy any, you could also do this. If you have any cardboard or cardstock, you can tape or glue your print on top and cut out any fun shape to hand with a nail and string.
For the set of prints below, I went with a more minimalist design. Sticking with black and white worked great, and the gold and silver in the frames are a fun pop of interest. If you want more gallery inspiration, check out my pairings below!
Tips and Tricks
- In canva, use the magic suggestions to find designs by the same artist. This provides a cohesive look.
- Search by artist to find similarly styled prints.
- Download clipart or images to add to your design and insert it as a photo in Canva. This works great if you can’t find an item you want in the free elements section. You can check out my article on creating a beautiful screensaver to learn how to search for background free images.
Christmas Gallery Wall Inspiration
The above gallery is so fun and unique. I don’t see very many walls with Christmas animals, and I think this is a fun way to incorporate the holidays into your decor without going overboard.
What art and design DIY should I do next?
Leave a comment with any suggestions you have for other Christmas, wall art, or digital design DIY you want me to try! If you design any wall prints you want to share with others, feel free to link them below. Have fun creating!