Making A Christmas Tree Adult Coloring Page

Adult coloring books can be pricey, but it is simple and fun to make your own Christmas tree coloring page with materials from an odds and ends drawer. When I noticed that adult coloring books were trending on social media this holiday season, I was curious because in general I prefer to draw my own pictures. Also, I noticed the adult coloring books were often sold for around twenty dollars, so I thought there was definitely a way to make your own.

Over the holiday season I planned to post this project to the blog, but I just ran out of time. This Christmas tree coloring page was created by tracing around a quarter, a dime, and a penny, and the illustration was colored in with crayons, markers, and oil pastels. This art project demonstrates how supplies from around the house can be used to create a coloring page. I still think hand-drawn illustrations are more exciting, but using simple objects to create illustrations is a fast way to make a coloring page. Of course you can also create more detailed coloring pages, but it is just pretty darn fun to realize that pocket change can be used to design a Christmas tree image.

I traced around a quarter to make the form of the Christmas tree.
I traced around a quarter to make the form of the Christmas tree.
I traced around the dime to create the Christmas tree topper.
I traced around the dime to create the Christmas tree topper.
Here I traced around a penny to create the ornaments on the tree.
Here I traced around a penny to create the ornaments on the tree.
I continued tracing around the penny to make the ornaments on the tree.
I continued tracing around the penny to make the ornaments on the tree.
I used several different shades of green crayons to color in the Christmas tree.
I used several different shades of green crayons to color in the Christmas tree.
The tree topper and ornaments were colored in with metallic markers.
The tree topper and ornaments were colored in with metallic markers.
Here I finished coloring in all the ornaments on the tree.
Here I finished coloring in all the ornaments on the tree.
I used a blue crayon to color in the sky around the Christmas tree.
I used a blue crayon to color in the sky around the Christmas tree.
Here I went over the crayon with an oil pastel to even out the color of the sky.
Here I went over the crayon with an oil pastel to even out the color of the sky.

I was happy with how this simple Christmas tree coloring page turned out, and perhaps I will make a few more in the future.

 

 

 

Palm Tree Sunset Shoes Created With Fabric Markers

I used fabric markers to create the palm tree sunset shoes.

Today I finished creating a pair of palm tree sunset shoes by using fabric markers to draw a design directly on the canvas. These graphic shoes were inspired by the sunset view of palm trees with the San Bernardino Mountains in the distance. Thus, the pink part of the shoe is the sunset sky, and the purple portion is supposed to be the mountains. The palm trees silhouettes in the foreground were created with a black fabric marker. The photos below will illustrate how I created these palm tree sunset shoes.

I started out with a pair of plain white canvas shoes.
I started out with a pair of plain white canvas shoes.
I used a pink fabric marker to color in a stripe on the top outside part of each shoe.
I used a light purple fabric marker to color a stripe on the outside edge of each shoe.
I used a light purple fabric marker to color a stripe on the outside edge of each shoe.
Here I used a darker purple fabric marker to draw the stripe on the inside of each shoe.
Here I used a darker purple fabric marker to draw the stripe on the inside of each shoe.
I used a black fabric marker to draw the palm trees on the first shoe.
I used a black fabric marker to draw the palm trees silhouettes on the first shoe.
Palm trees drawn on the back side of the shoe.
Palm trees drawn on the back side of the shoe.
Here I finished drawing the palm tree design on both shoes.
Here I finished drawing the palm tree design on both shoes.
The shoes side by side.
The shoes side-by-side.
The fabric marker designed shoes turned to the right.
The fabric marker designed shoe have a row of palm trees on each side. This is a very Southern California palm tree and mountains in the sunset scene.
The shoes toe to toe.
The shoes toe to toe.
The backside of both palm tree shoes.
The backside of both palm tree shoes.
The palm tree shoes are in an L shape.
The palm tree shoes are in an L shape.
Wearing the palm tree shoes with a long purple skirt.
Wearing the palm tree shoes with a long purple skirt.
I worea black top and a purple pencil skirt, which matched the hues of the sunset on the shoes.
I wore a black top and a purple pencil skirt, which matched the hues of the sunset on the shoes.

These palm tree mountain sunset shoes match outfits with purple, black, and pink hues. The video below illustrates how I drew the palm tree illustration with fabric markers from start to finish. The markers I used for this project were the twenty pack of Tulip fabric markers, and the directions said to allow the illustration to dry for at least twenty-four hours before wearing the item. Always follow the directions when using fabric markers to ensure the ink not rub off onto other items.

Sparkly Pipe Cleaners As Christmas Decorations

Here is another fun holiday crafting idea. Simply take sparkly pipe cleaners and twist these into candy cane shapes. These are simple and cheap decorations that can be placed on the Christmas tree. Do not have a Christmas tree? These candy canes also look festive hanging off a hook on the wall. Are you into handmade cards? Then paste some of these adorable candy canes on cards that you are making for family and friends. Take a look at the video below to see how different sparkly candy canes can be fashioned. Thicker canes can be created by using six or more pipe cleaners, and thinner ones are fashioned by simply using two pipe cleaners.