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I love the holidays, and Christmas may be my favorite time of year.
So far, I’ve created two Christmas coloring books. They’re filled with ornaments you can color, cut out, embellish, and display.
Each is designed to hang on your tree or display on your Christmas wreath.
(Of course, if you celebrate holidays other than Christmas, these ornaments still work. The designs are entirely abstract.)
These books include four pages of how-to ideas to do even more with the ornaments.
- Tape them to your windows or your front door.
- Create a mobile of them.
- Use them in your scrapbooks and for art journaling.
- Scan them, print them on fabric, and make quilted ornaments with them.
Why I Created These Books (and there may be more)
A few decades ago, I used to create monthly, full-page crafts pages for Lady’s Circle magazine.
Each of page included a simple pattern for a creative project. And then… I’d go wild with lots of ideas to use that pattern in a variety of ways.
It all started when I created a simple teddy bear design, and turned him into a “no-sew” crafts project. It involved natural herbs that repelled moths, and teddy would become an ornament-sachet to hang in your closet.
He was a huge success.
Lady’s Circle readers responded with enthusiasm.
And… I kept creating designs (and myriad ideas for using them), month after month, until the magazine changed editorial direction, a couple of years later.
I loved creating those projects, and I think I want to get back to that for 2017. I’m still thinking about it.
In fact, I’m re-reading Amanda Palmer’s book, “The Art of Asking,” and Cory Doctorow’s book “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free,” to reconsider my business models.
My hippie impulses are kicking in again, hard. And, I’m looking at ways to make lots more treats available, free… while still being able to earn a living.
The Christmas Ornaments Series
I’m working on these Christmas ornament coloring books. The first two are in Amazon right now.
Each book includes:
- Over 180 unique, round ornaments in different sizes and styles. All designs are printed on one side of the page. So, there’s no bleed-through of ink… unless you’re using really juicy markers. Every ornament is designed to color, cut out, and hang on your Christmas tree or wreath. (Or tape to your window or front door.)
- Also, four pages of decorating and crafts ideas, to get the most from these ornaments.
- Bonus: Two Christmas wreaths to color and decorate.
- Plus: Additional pages of Christmas ornament coloring pages, and samples from my other coloring books.
Both books are suited to family activities and holiday get-togethers.
I tested them with children as young as three years old, and with adults. Everyone enjoyed them.
Volumes 1 & 2
The coloring designs in Volume 1 (black background cover) are more ornate and detailed, but still in my usual “hippie style.” If you liked 1960s art by Peter Max, and the designs in the Beatles’ film, “Yellow Submarine,” this is the book you’ll want.
(Not sure? See the freebie sampler page, linked below.)
Volume 2 (white background cover) is more relaxed, and all the ornaments feature loops, swirls, and circle artwork. They’re probably faster to color.
And, remember: My coloring books are priced super-low, and each books’ copyrights include my formal okay to copy for personal use. So, go ahead and share these ornament pages with your students. Or your friends.
Links to buy at Amazon:
- Christmas Coloring Book – 180 Gorgeous Christmas Ornaments to Color… (Volume 1)
- Christmas Coloring Book – 180 Gorgeous Christmas Ornaments to Color… (Volume 2)
Click here for a page of ornaments from Volume 1. (That’s a free download you can print.)