100+ Best Christmas Painting Ideas That’s Easy to Make

We’ve put together the ULTIMATE list of over 100 Easy Christmas Painting Ideas that are perfect for beginners. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, a creative way to decorate your home, or just something fun to do, these ideas are sure to keep you busy and entertained. Grab your paints and brushes, and let’s get painting!

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You can apply these fun and simple painting tutorials to practically any surface such as rocks, canvas, wood, glass, pottery, and much more!

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Most of the Christmas painting ideas have an easy to follow tutorial with photos to create beautiful artwork for yourself or as a memorable handcrafted gift.

Really, those are the best! Am I right!?!

Easy to follow Step-by-step Christmas painting ideas

A fellow blogger and artist, Tracie Kiernan of Stepbysteppainting.net shared her easy Christmas painting ideas step-by-step tutorials with our readers.

These painting ideas can be modified for any surface, some the of the designs will have a downloadable PDF and you set the printer settings to custom, scale down to the size of your choice.

Simply click on the highlighted link, and it will take you to the complete step-by-step tutorial. Enjoy!

A whimsical winter wonderland with this Snowman Starry Night tutorial.

blue snowman

This tropical Flamingo Sunset is perfect for coastal a Christmas.

christmas flamingos painting

Not so prickly Christmas Cactus with Lights painting idea.

christmas cactus with lights

Oh, so yummy Gingerbread House painting idea.

gingerbread house painting

Try this trending Christmas Tree Truck Idea for your next craft project!

red christmas truck and tree painting

Easy to follow along Christmas Rock Painting Ideas

If you like those easy Christmas painting ideas, check out this awesome Facebook group, Reef Rocks Free Workshops.

The trio group of admins are friends with a passion for sharing their joy of rock painting.

These talented ladies from Reef Rocks Free Workshops share all their easy step-by-step rock painting ideas within their Facebook group to inspire others.

Anne Whitlock shares her Snowglobe Snowman painted rock tutorial.

snowglobe painted rock
snowglobe painted rock
snowglobe painted rock
snowglobe painted rock
snowglobe painted rock

Alisa Heap shares her cute little Reindeer painted rock.

reindeer painted rock
reindeer painted rock

Tradition Christmas Tree painted rocks by Fran Ternery

christmas tree painted rock
christmas tree painted rock

Check out the super cute Elf on the Shelf rock painting step-by-step guide by Anne Whitlock.

Elf on the Shelf painted rock
Elf on the Shelf drawing
Elf on the Shelf painted rock
Elf on the Shelf painted rock
Elf on the Shelf painted rock

Alisa Heap used paint pens to make this adorable Gingerbread Men painted rock.

gingerbread men painted rock
gingerbread men painted rock

More tutorials on christmas painting ideas

Here’s a cute Christmas Gnome painting tutorial by Me and My Inklings.


Check out this video on how to make a cheerful snowman by Divine Specks


How to draw: easy christmas painting tutorials

Crafts on Fire shows us how to draw Christmas lights in an easy step-by-step guide. You can find other great “how-to draw” ideas for any craft project.

How To Draw Christmas Lights Step By Step Drawing Tutorial 2

Grinch painting idea by Easy Drawing Guide. Easy Drawing Guide offers free drawing tutorials for all ages.

Grinch drawing guide

The folks at How to Draw Step by Step Drawing Tutorials has it all! Almost all drawings come with a video tutorial along with a printable step-by-step drawing guide. Here are a few easy Christmas painting ideas that my kids love!

Super simple Santa holding Christmas Lights. Click to see more steps.


Santa and Reindeer painting idea. Click to see more steps.


Dabbing Santa will be a hit with your kids! Click to see more steps.


Instagram Christmas Inspiration

Instagram is a great place to get inspired for some great painting ideas for rocks or canvas. Check out some of my favorites!

Watercolor Reindeer by @Matejalukezic

reindeer watercolor

These next few Christmas painted rocks are by @Rocksthatinpsire. Follow on Instagram for more awesome rock painting ideas!

elf painted rocks
funny christmas stones
snowmens painted rocks
class christmas quotes on painted rocks

Check out these funny Christmas painted rocks by @paintedrocksbymeghankessler. Follow on Instagram for more awesome rock painting ideas!

painted rock on ground
christmas squad goals painted rock
gingerbread men painted rocks on ground
resting grinch face painted rock

What’s better than painting hot cocoa with gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and marshmallows? Tasting them! Yum! @paint_the_town


Loving these cute festive Christmas rocks by Sustain my Craft Habit.

christmas painting ideas

While you’re here, check out our easy Christmas painting ideas for painted rocks too!

Mom Approved–Christmas Rock Painting Ideas that your kids will love!

easy christmas painting ideas

Easy to make silly Christmas rocks!

easy christmas painting ideas

Learn how to paint the Grinch and Max in just a few easy steps! Check out our awesome tutorial.

grinch painted rocks

A.i. Art Christmas Painting Ideas

Get into the holiday spirit by exploring the exciting world of AI art! With just a few clicks, you can create stunning Christmas-themed artwork that will bring joy and festivity to your home. Let your creativity soar as you experiment with different styles and colors, making this holiday season a truly memorable one.

peek-a-boo santa christmas painting idea

Peek-a-boo, Santa’s hiding! This fun little holiday painting is perfect for beginners. With a sea of colorful Christmas trees and a jolly old St. Nick playfully peering out, you’ll have a gorgeous piece of art ready to display by the fireplace in no time.

playful penguins

Hey there, feeling crafty this winter? I’ve got an adorable painting project for you that’s sure to brighten up your space. Penguins! These fun, feathered friends are perfect to paint. With just a few simple supplies, you’ll be on your way to creating a playful penguin paradise.

festive aliens

Looking for a fun and festive painting idea to try this season? How about creating an out-of-this-world alien holiday masterpiece? Get your brushes ready and let your imagination run wild as you bring some extraterrestrial cheer to your canvas. It’s a creative adventure that’s sure to add a unique touch to your holiday decor!

christmas kitten

Perfect painting idea for cat lovers. This kitty is getting playful with a string of color Christmas lights.

rockin reindeer for christmas painting ideas

Check out this awesome scene with rockin’ reindeers jamming on guitars! Add a unique touch to your holiday decor with this epic painting.


Get ready to have some winter fun with these adorable snowmen enjoying ice cream cones! It’s the perfect activity to keep the little ones entertained.

winter scene with mug and book

If you’re feeling like creating a super cozy winter painting, this idea is just perfect! Picture yourself with a warm cup of cocoa and a good book, surrounded by a picturesque snow-covered landscape. It’s the ultimate winter scene!

winter owls

Capture the magic of the winter season with a painting of vibrant wintery owls.

christmas french bulldog

This cute pup, rocking a Santa hat and festive bandana, will bring joy and cheer to any room. It’s a unique way to spread holiday spirit and put a smile on your loved ones’ faces.

colorful ornaments
colorful ornaments for christmas painting ideas

Try creating a festive masterpiece with colorful ornaments for an easy and fun Christmas project. With endless options in shapes and patterns, it’s a chance to express your creativity and practice painting techniques.

More Christmas Painting Inspiration

I hope you get inspiration from this amazing list of easy Christmas painting ideas for all your craft projects!

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Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!