How to Hand-Letter Different Types of Ornaments

After joining in on this class, you’ll be well equipped to tackle ornaments for your own personal enjoyment, a sweet personalized gift, or even for your business needs!

Topics Covered:

  • Materials needed for a successful ornament personalization
  • Tips for writing on glass, acrylic, and wood ornaments
  • Ideas for different types of ornaments and their wording.

Want to join us for class? It's offered on-demand and available now for all Tier 2 students.  Some classes are also available to Tier 1 students. Click here to see the Tier 1 Class Listing.  

How to Access Your Members-Only Class:

  • Go to
  • Log in to your account
  • Click on Classroom
  • Click on Tier 2 -- Class Archive
  • Click on Holiday Calligraphy Camp

Enroll in Tier 2

Materials Needed:

Wood Slice Ornament:

  • Wood slice with hole drilled (I purchase mine from Hobby Lobby but Amazon and many DIY/craft stores carry them)
  • Craft paint
  • Paint Pen (Sharpie, Posca, or Sakura Pen Touch all work well)
  • Ribbon

Acrylic Ornament:

  • 4" round acrylic circle with hole drilled in top (can be any piece of acrylic in any size or shape)
  • Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Pens
  • Ribbon

Classic Glass (or Plastic) Ornament:

  • Glass or plastic ball ornament
  • Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Pens
  • Ribbon

Homework Challenge

Want to see our students homework? Search the hashtag #kcaornaments on Instagram to see samples from this week's homework. Our students who participate in this challenge get entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Instructor: Carrie Ellis


Instagram: @carrieelliscalligraphy


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