How to Make an Illustrated Hanging Decoration

A flat, hanging decoration is perfect for personalising with your name, or a painted illustration. See here how Suzi Kagi uses acrylic paints to map out and paint this super cute festive llama decoration! Blank ceramics are available online and in store at Hobbycraft!

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Draw your design onto the ceramic shape using light pencil lines. You can do this by either drawing directly onto the bauble or drawing onto a piece of tracing paper and transferring the pencil lines.

2. Create your colour palette. Mix your paints until you have a palette of complementary shades that match your design. Muted yellows, dark blues and reds and a few shades of green work well. You may also want to create an off-white colour for highlights.

3. Start to fill in the shapes by painting block colours. Start with base colours and add smaller details once your first layer has dried.

4. Use a small brush to add tiny details to your design like fur and feather textures, eyelids and leaf veins.

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