Need a Holiday Design? Here’s 12 You Can DIY

All you need is Adobe Illustrator or PhotoShop and a little creative inspiration.

Want to add a personalized touch to your holiday designs, but don’t know where to start? Here’s some of our favorite designs from the Tuts+ archives that you can make your own today:

1. Holiday Party Flyer

Bold designs and playful typography make this design eye-catching, but it’s easy enough that even a beginner could recreate the look. (Tutorial)


2. Christmas decorations

Baubles, ornaments – whatever you call them, they’re pretty simple to make on your own in digital form. (Tutorial)

3. Retro Christmas Postcard

Pick up some ready-made, retro-style ornaments and Christmas tree vectors in our design library, or draw your own in a few easy steps. (Tutorial)


4. Christmas lights text

This Christmas lights text overlays on top of any writing – a nice way to add a unique touch to a holiday sale, a website, or even just to write your friend’s name in lights. (Tutorial)

5. Holiday reindeer

Simple shapes in Illustrator make up this cute design. (Tutorial)

6. Isometric Pixel Art Christmas Tree

Draw a triangle, add some green shading, pop on some ornaments, and you’re done! (Tutorial)


7. Knitted text effect

Take your Christmas party invite to the next level by matching your invitations to your actual holiday sweater. (Tutorial)

8. A letter to Santa

“Dear Santa, I’ve been a good boy this year. The thing I really, really want this year is a complete Adobe Cloud Membership plan.” If you’re lucky enough to have one of those already, this letter graphic will be a breeze to complete! (Tutorial)

9. Festive Greeting Card

If you don’t want to use a template for your holiday cards, check out this guide to make your own on InDesign. (Tutorial)

10. Vintage card with mistletoe

Draw a mistletoe branch, and learn more about the history and lore of mistletoe. (Tutorial)

11. Holiday email newsletter

Skip the default holiday template and use your PhotoShop skills to make one that really stands out in an inbox. (Tutorial)

12. Winter candle illustration

This candle illustration starts out with a hand-drawn candle design. (Tutorial)

Need more holiday inspiration? 

Brittany Jezouit

About the Author Brittany Jezouit

Brittany is a Contributor to the Envato blog. She helped launch the publication and was its founding Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @brittanyjezouit.