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!
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Now, here are my favorite products to buy for the beginner painter:
1) Martha Stewart Sponge Pouncers
The Martha Stewart Sponge Pouncers are perfect to paint polka dots on the background of your door hangers! I find myself reaching for these often. You can watch this video to see how I used these sponge pouncers on a turkey door hanger I painted live on Facebook.
2) Graphite Paper
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
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
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
6) Posca Paint Pens
Of course I have to add my favorite paint pens to this Gift Guide for a Beginner Painter! I use these Posca Paint Pens almost every time I paint. You can see how I use them in this video of me painting a truck door hanger!
7) Skil Mouse Sander
8) 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 hangers! You can find it here at Walmart for a great price.
9) Door Hanger Video Tutorial Set
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) Membership to Painter's Clubhouse
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.
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!
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!