Mallory Jansen and Tyler Hynes star in the next Hallmark movie premiere, On the 12th Date of Christmas, as game designers who team up to create a romantic city-wide scavenger hunt. At first, the two seem incompatible, but will things change as they attempt to complete the scavenger hunt themselves? (See previews and learn more about the movie here!)
Coming up with an original ornament to go along with this movie was a little trickier, because the title didn’t lend itself to anything right away. As I dug a little deeper, I decided to go with something that would represent one of the 12 dates the couple goes on during the Christmas Scavenger Hunt.
There’s an adorable scene where they learn to paint Christmas trees on canvas together at a Paint & Sip type event, so I thought it would be fun to recreate that on a little mini-canvas. Here’s how I did it and you can too!
CHRISTMAS TREE MINI-CANVAS ORNAMENT
a mini-canvas (mine is 2″x2″)
acrylic paint (light blue, white, brown, green, red, yellow/gold)
Step 1: Paint the top 2/3 of the canvas light blue, and the bottom section white.
Step 2: Use a fine tip brush to paint a vertical brown line for the tree trunk in the center of the canvas.
Step 3: Add green branches to the trunk, getting longer as you get closer to the bottom.
Step 4: Make tiny red and yellow dots on the branches for ornaments.
Instead of a paintbrush, I suggest using a toothpick or the tip of a pencil!
Step 5: Glue a piece of ribbon/twine to the back of the canvas as a hanger.
That’s all there is to it! This cute little ornament is a perfect tie-in to the 12 Dates of Christmas, and it looks great on the tree.
If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turns out! Just like with the larger canvas paintings the characters create, each one will be wonderfully unique. Hop on over to the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group to share your photos of this or any other projects you’re working on so we can all be inspired.
Before you go, though, have you seen the other ornaments in the Countdown to Christmas series? Check them out here:
If you like this project, why not save it to Pinterest and/or share it with a Hallmark-loving friend? Happy holidays!