Who doesn’t love getting a DIY Christmas gift? I would prefer something hand-crafted over store-bought anytime of the year.
I spent about an hour thinking up a “non-morbid” name for this diy Christmas gift idea and “The Demise of Frosty” was the only thing that kept creeping in.
Here are a few more ideas I came up with after the fact:
- use tiny seashells instead of painting the buttons
- you can find a round’ish pebble anywhere, the the flat rock might not be so easy to find. So you can always take a piece of corrugated cardboard and tear it into shape you like, prime it with gesso to make it a bit more sturdy and then paint it white.
- the addition of twigs makes it really organic, but if you can’t find anything small, you can use
- a pipe cleaner
- bamboo sticks for shish-ka-bobs
- cotton swabs (q-tips)
Ready to make this diy Christmas gift for yourself or someone special?
Below you will find the supply list and a video lesson showing you the entire process.
Feel free to substitute the materials to whatever you have on hand.
Substrate: 1 slab of thin rock and 1 small rounded rock
Palette: DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
- Burnt Umber – DMFA03
- Ultramarine Blue – DMFA43
- Titanium White – DMFA39
- Pyrrole Orange – DMFA21
- Pyrrole Red – DMFA18
Prep, Mediums and Finish:
- DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18
- DecoArt Media White Texture Sand Paste – DMM23
- Americana DuraClear Polyurethane Varnish: High Gloss – DS128
Brushes: Royal Aqualon
- #8 & 12 Shader – 2150
- #2 & 5 Round – 2250
- E6000 Glue (optional)
- Palette Paper
- Palette Knife
- Water Bucket
- Paper Towels/Baby Wipes
- Heat Gun/Hair Drier (optional)
- tiny branches/twigs
Diy Christmas Gift Idea
What do you think?
Have you made a diy Christmas gift like this before? What other pieces could you use to come up with something similar if you didn’t have flat stones like this? I’d love to see a picture, so please post your comments/photo below by clicking the little camera icon.