These winter art projects will keep you busy and warm throughout the holiday season. Not only will you have a ton of fun making them (or teaching them!), but they also make festive decor pieces for your home. If you are looking for projects for your next paint party night or your own holiday crafts, choose any of these 7 winter art ideas and get crafting!

7 Winter Art Projects to Try

Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us! While I LOVE gift giving, my favorite part of the holidays is making fun and festive winter art projects and decking the halls with my creations. You can do it, too! Here are some winter art ideas you can get started with today.

1. Winter Art Gnome Painting

Before I even started on this super cute gnome painting, I had the perfect spot for it in mind: the fireplace mantel next to our tree. What’s even better about this sweet little painting is that it can stay up throughout the winter – there’s no Christmas-specific theme here. In my post, there’s a step-by-step video, supply list and tracer, so you’ll have everything you need to channel your own inner artist by creating your own gnome painting!

Winter art painting project with gnome, trees and river

2. Easy Backdrop for Christmas Mantle

This backdrop is such a quick and easy way to jazz up your mantle for the holidays! Simply choose a color scheme and get going. Since I was planning to place a ton of colorful Christmas decorations in front of it, I chose a gray and green theme that’s subdued and also feels 100% winter. If you want, play the video in the post and we can paint together!

Christmas mantle backdrop with snow-flocked trees and snowflakes

3. DIY Merry Christmas Porch Sign

This fan favorite DIY merry Christmas porch sign is sure to catch anyone’s eye at over six feet tall! If you are looking for an easy, high-impact decor piece for your front porch, look no further. This sign will spread cheer to your entire neighborhood right from your front porch.

DIY Porch sign that says merry christmas with painted snowflakes

4. Birch Tree Snowman on Canvas

I love this unique snowman design. Best of all, you can paint this freehand! Using thick, wrapped canvas is an easy way to make your projects look extra elegant. Pro tip: choose your own color scheme to match all of your home decor and Christmas decorations.

Winter art idea with snowman and birch trees on canvas.

5. Ceramic Trees (Great for Paint Parties!)

These ceramic Christmas trees are PERFECT for your winter decor! In this post, I’ll share with you the art supplies and paint you’ll need to make one of these vintage pieces. They also make a great seasonal project to make with your friends and family, whether in person or on Zoom!

Ceramic Christmas trees for a Winter Art paint party.

6. Ceramic Truck and Tree

If you love painting ceramics, this one will pack even more of a nostalgic punch. How sweet is this rustic vintage truck carrying a Christmas tree in the bed? In this tutorial, I’ll teach you everything you need to make one of these sweet pieces of your own. It also makes a wonderful Christmas gift!

Winter art idea: paint a ceramic vintage truck with Christmas tree in its bed

7. Christmas Truck Door Hanger

This Welcome Truck Door Hanger is sooo versatile, because you can make interchangeable pieces to switch out with the seasons! For winter, you can make a snowman or Christmas tree to pop into the truck bed. Here’s a tutorial on how to make one of your own (spoiler alert: it’s super quick and easy)!

Welcome sign with interchangeable pieces: paint a snowman for a winter art idea.

Make Extra Money for the Holidays Teaching Winter Art!

If you are looking for an easy way to earn money for a few extra Christmas gifts, why not grab some friends and teach a paint party using these pieces as inspiration? It truly doesn’t get better than earning money while doing what you love! If you would like to learn more about how to start a paint party business and make money with your own sip and paint parties, take a look at Paint Party Headquarters. This is where I peel back the curtain and show you EVERYTHING you need to know about running a successful paint party business.

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