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Floral Doodles Merry Christmas Diy Card

Learn how to create this beautiful and easy Floral Doodle Christmas card with this step-by-step tutorial. Plus get access to a FREE Merry Christmas Lettering Worksheet.


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Tools You Need to Create This Christmas Flower Doodle Card

Free Merry Christmas Calligraphy Worksheet
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Get my free Merry Christmas Calligraphy Worksheet for beginners


Step 1: Sketch a Rectangle in the Center of the card


With this card measuring roughly 5 inches long, we’re going to measure 1.75 on either side and then the center is going to be one and a half inches.

Slightly erase the lines forming the rectangle. These lines are going to be for reference so we can draw the Christmas doodles on both sides of the rectangle and then write our Holiday Quote on the inside.

Step 2: Draw the Floral Doodles

Using the Monoline drawing pen, start making the Christmas doodles on top of the rectangle you sketched previously.

If you like you can sketch your doodles with a pencil first. I always recommend that you sketch first,  if this is your first time doodling.

I went ahead and made them directly with the monoline pen just to save us a little bit of time.

The first doodle is very simple. We’re going to draw three branches together. For that, first, draw a curved line, and then we’re gonna draw short lines on either side of the first stem.


The next doodles are holly leaves and berries. Draw three circles, which will be our berries, and then draw the holly leaves.

Last, draw some shading and details inside the leaves.

The filler branches are three little sticks with colored circles at the top. These filler leaves are perfect to fill in the gaps or any spaces you have between your floral doodles.

Another greenery doodle you can draw is this branch with rounded petals.


Next, draw a couple of flowers.  Draw a small center with pointy petals.

PRO TIP: To make your doodles look consistent draw small flowers in groups of three. This will make your piece look more cohesive.

Make two complete flowers, then draw half of the flower as if the flower is covered by the rectangle.


Turn your card around and draw the same set of floral doodles and greenery but make sure you draw them in a different order. This will give the illusion that there are many different types of doodles, but we’re using the same ones as before.


Thicken the lines to form the rectangle that you drew on the first step.


Step 2: write Merry Christmas in Calligraphy

The lettering part I’m sketching first. I’m writing Merry Christmas in calligraphy. You can choose to letter a different quote inside.


I recommend sketching your quote first, so you can make sure it fits inside the rectangle and that it’s centered as well.

Try to sketch lightly, because the lettering part is rarely good on the first try so you’d have to erase most likely.


Have a desktop vacuum handy. This little gadget is a lifesaver when it comes to getting all the eraser dust off your desk.

Once you’re satisfied with how the pencil sketch is, it’s time to ink your quote. I’m using the Tombow Fudenosuki to write Merry Christmas in calligraphy.

Make sure you’re going slow and pause between each stroke when you’re doing calligraphy. Going slow is something that I always recommend so your calligraphy looks better and more consistent.


If you’d like to learn calligraphy I do have a Modern Calligraphy Workbook for beginners that’ll be super helpful for you as well as my Holiday Lettering Guide that has 25 different Christmas quotes and phrases.

Once you’re done inking your quote, erase the leftover pencil marks.

There might be some fading when you erase, so you can go over the downstrokes with the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen.

I think this card looks beautiful like this but we’re gonna give it a special touch with the silver paint pen.


Before you use a paint pen, be sure to always shake it well and use a scrap piece of paper to activate and test the pen before you use it on your card.

All we’re doing with the pen is adding some dots and stars around the card. I wish you could see this in person because the shine of this oil pen is really beautiful!


You can leave the card like this, but I’m gonna be a little bit extra and add some details to the letters by adding shadowing to the letters using the silver paint pen.

This is something extra that you can do to decorate the card a little bit more and give it more pop to “Merry Christmas”.

That’s it! Our Floral Doodle Christmas card is done! What do you think?


Christmas Calligraphy Card Templates:

After I created this card, I received a lot of requests for templates to make it even easier to re-recreate this and other Christmas Cards.

That’s why I created The Holiday Lettering and DIY Cards Workbook:

Holiday Lettering Workbook 2022

More Holiday Hand-lettered Card Tutorials

Want more ideas and easy tutorials to make hand-lettered cards and other holiday crafts?


I also made this card last year…

Easy DIY Christmas Calligraphy Card completed

And to make it even easier for you, there’s a Foiled Christmas Card and Foiled Holiday sign you can make today.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and give this card a try. If you do, be sure to tag me on Instagram @vialdesigns. I’d love to see your work!

Free Merry Christmas Calligraphy Worksheet
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Get my free Merry Christmas Calligraphy Worksheet for beginners

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