A Gift Guide for the Beginner Painter

Looking for gift ideas for the beginning door hanger painter to stash under your Christmas tree? Here's a holiday gift guide of my favorites for the beginner!

Hey y’all, ’tis the season to make those Christmas wish lists! I’ve put together some of my favorite items to create a holiday gift guide for the beginner door hanger painter. If you’re brand new to crafting and painting wooden door hangers, these are the gifts you’ll want under your tree!

Of course, these gifts would also be great for birthdays, anniversaries, or just to splurge on a treat for yourself, too. We all deserve a little indulgence this year and crafting is such a relaxing hobby!

Read through and find your favorites. Then make sure you share this post with your spouse or family members when they ask what you’d like this holiday season – hint, hint!

This post includes some of my affiliate links for your shopping convenience. If you make a purchase from this page, I may receive a small portion for sharing them with you. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

First - My Favorite Online Shopping Tip!

Before we begin, here’s a quick tip to help you save money! I know we’re all doing a lot more online shopping right now. And that includes buying all those Christmas gifts!

So I signed up for Rakuten to help save money! Every time I shop online at a participating store, I earn cash back AND learn about the latest coupon codes. And I don’t even have to do anything differently! I just signed up, added the extension, and shop online like I always do, and Rakuten keeps track of all of my savings and banks the cash back for me!

Sign up now, and you could earn $30 right away if you use my affiliate link. Plus you’ll earn 1-10% cash back if you shop online at stores like Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, JoAnn’s..and lots more.

Now, here are my favorite products to buy for the beginner painter:

1) Sponge Pouncers

Using a sponge pouncer to paint the perfect polka dot

These sponge pouncers from my shop are perfect for adding polka dots on the background of your door hangers! I find myself reaching for these often. They come in a pack of twenty pouncers and have a variety of sizes. 

2) Graphite Paper

graphite paper being used with a pen

If you’re a beginner painter, graphite paper can give you the confidence you need to paint. I often trace templates directly onto wood using graphite paper. Here’s how I use it for help with hand lettering and stencils. You can find graphite paper here in my Amazon shop.

3) Assorted Brush Set

paintbrushes in storage block

One thing is for sure when you’re painting, you can never have too many paint brushes. This assorted designer brush set from Decoart features a variety of brushes to help start your collection. There are a variety of sizes and brush types for every need!  

4) 12 Pack of Acrylic Paint

Tamara with DecoArt Americana Paints

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love DecoArt paints. My collection has really grown over the years and I have even partnered with DecoArt to create some paint packs just for you. There is a Holiday Paint Pack, Autumn Paint Pack, and a Rainbow Paint Pack. They all feature common colors that I use for my projects!

5) Gettin' Jiggy With It Tshirt

Tamara in a "getting jiggy with it" tshirt

This shirt is perfect for the beginner painter learning to cut their own door hangers! I get so many compliments on this shirt, and I have it available in my shop now! 

6) Artistro Paint Markers

tamara holding a box of Artistro paint pens and pointing to them

Of course I have to add my favorite paint pens to this Gift Guide for a Beginner Painter! I use these Artistro Paint Markers almost every time I paint. You can also save ten percent on their entire catalogue on Amazon with the code TAMARABEN10.

7) Skil Mouse Sander

Skil Mouse Sander

This Skil mouse sander is perfect for the beginner painter if they are cutting their own door hangers! It’s easy to maneuver and gets the job done. You can find it here at Walmart.

8) Skil Jigsaw

Skil Jigsaw

As I create this gift guide for beginner painters, I can’t recommend the Skil Jigsaw enough. I reach for this often as I cut my own blanks. Don’t be intimidated by cutting out your own door hangersYou can find it here at Walmart for a great price.

9) Door Hanger Video Tutorial Set

Welcome to Our Nest Door Hanger
Bless this House

If you’re a beginner painter, I have some great tutorials in my shop for you! You’ll get all the info and step-by-step directions you need to create a cute door hanger like these. A tutorial would be a great gift basket or stocking stuffer addition! Check out all of my tutorials here in my shop! 

10) Painter's Clubhouse Membership

Tamara Bennett Letter board

I might’ve saved my favorite gift idea for last – a year membership to my Painter’s Clubhouse! It’s the gift that keeps on giving, because with a painter’s clubhouse membership you’ll have access to exclusive tutorials, a community of women to inspire and encourage you, and coupon codes to save you money every time you need more blanks and templates. 

Join me and other women in Painter’s Clubhouse as you grow from a beginner painter to a confident artist!

Bonus: Treat Yourself

Here’s one more idea that you might want to tuck into your own stocking this year! It’s my Beginner’s Course – the perfect place to make sure you’ve got all the basic skills you need to paint amazing door hangers! From cutting out your first door hanger, to basic brush techniques and finishing your door hanger, this self-paced course will help you paint door hangers that you will be proud to show off on your front door! 

You’ve saved all the cute Pinterest photos – now it’s time to learn how to bring them to life with my step-by-step course for beginning painters. And it’s on sale right now!

And of course – don’t forget to grab my FREE eBook, Door Hangers 101, for beginners!

That's a Wrap on My Gift Guide for The Beginner Painter

I hope that your wheels are turning about what you might add to your Christmas list next. Are you looking for a gift guide for an advanced painter? I have that as well. Also check out my gift guide for business owners. As always, I hope you take advantage of the freebies I have on my website, many of my blog posts provide tutorials on how to paint a door hanger. 

I also want to encourage you to like my page on Facebook and follow me on Instagram.  Every week you can find me live on Facebook, where I paint a new door hanger from the templates that were released the week before. I always love painting and talking with you guys on Facebook live, I hope to see you there soon! 

Tamara pointing to block wording that reads "My Favorite Resources for Making a Door Hanger"

My Favorite Resources for Making Door Hangers

If you’re in need of quick products for creating your own door hangers, I have a list of all my favorite places to get my supplies and tools to simplify your shopping. Of course, I only recommend items that I personally use and love.

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