DIY Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Christmas Ornaments

For this year’s Chinoiserie Christmas, I mostly used decorations I already had from our “white and woodsy Christmas,” with the addition of these hand-drawn ornaments! This post is coming late, because it took me all month to finish these ornaments, and now I am sad that I am putting them away already!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Here’s how to do it:

If you’re like me and don’t do much drawing, I warn you that drawing on a slippery round object takes a little practice, but it does get easier! Some tips:

  • Break your design into components: a border pattern around the top, central design(s), and a filler pattern
  • To draw regular geometric shapes, I used a post-it note as a template – drawing precise shapes on a slippery round object is tricky!!


Progress shot:

I’m really happy with how these turned out! I mixed them in with other white ornaments, like these DIY felt poinsettias, and our classic blue and white theme really came together! And now for a gazillion pictures of these pretty ornaments!

Happy holidays!

I am going to miss these ornament – I have another idea for next year’s Christmas – but I am sure they will be making another appearance down the road!

Julie aka “Jewels”

One thought on “DIY Hand-Painted Chinoiserie Christmas Ornaments

  1. Pingback: I’m dreaming of a (Blue and) White Chinoiserie Chic Christmas | Jewels at Home

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