Make holiday yours this year with one-of-a-kind ornaments. Of course, we love DIYing here at Brit + Co. But that鈥檚 because the best part of DIYing your own ornaments for the holiday is that you can get super custom.

Need a few examples? You could create an ornament showcasing your beloved hometown (or alma mater). Or how about your newborn鈥檚 first Christmas? Fido needs his own bling on the family tree, too! See, you can have so much fun with it!


For this tutorial, we鈥檙e going to start with some of our favorite holiday sayings. So get ready to learn how to write them out in style. All you need is our FREE downloadable fauxligraphy lettering guide!

Download the lettering guide + instructions!

What鈥檚 fauxligraphy? It鈥檚 calligraphy using just markers (rather than ink and nibs). It鈥檚 a technique that makes it SO easy to achieve that fancy lettering style that everyone loves!


Our downloadable lettering guide features three festive lettering styles that you can mimic. Plus, it includes instructions to create your own holiday ornaments (like the ones below!).


What do you need to start your DIY? Here鈥檚 everything you鈥檒l need to complete this holiday project:

  • Our FREE lettering guide
  • Tracing paper
  • Metallic pens
  • Black pens
  • Round ornaments (white, clear or assorted colors)

Plus, if you need to brush up on your creative lettering skills, we have a class for that! Take our fun Fauxligraphy: Pen Calligraphy online class today.

In under an hour, you鈥檒l master the techniques you鈥檒l need to create a unique lettering style. And don鈥檛 worry, you鈥檙e handwriting doesn鈥檛 need to be perfect! Taught by Alyssa Thiel, she鈥檒l teach you how to add your handwriting on all kinds of surfaces. Just think of all the handmade gifts you鈥檒l be able to make. Coffee mugs, totes, throw pillows and more! Just check out Alyssa鈥檚 Instagram feed if you need more inspo!


Don鈥檛 forget to share your holiday projects with us! Tag us @britandco and use the hashtag #iamcreative.