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DIY your own Vintage Holiday Ceramic pieces!




Open your KIT and gather your supplies:

Your kit should include: 1 Ceramic piece (+ detached base for med & large style trees) Lamp / Cord Kit, & Colored Plastic Bulbs
  • Acrylic Craft Paint (we suggest matte or chalk paint - not glossy)

  • Brushes (flat brush 1/2" - 3/4", small flat brush or blunt round brush for snow, and 1" foam brush for glitter or clear coat)

  • Paint Palette or Paper Plate

  • Water Basin

  • Paper Towels

  • Table Covering

  • Optional: Clear Water Based Gloss Topcoat

  • Optional: Glitter Paint

The following link will provide you with a list of everything you need to purchase your paints & top coat online + even includes the recipe to make a snow that can add dimension to your piece if you choose!


Click HERE for the shopping list for each project

We've found that our local Wal-Mart has had a GREAT selection of paint at the best prices we've seen this season, plus good stock on the clear gloss mod podge, and great brush sets for groups! If you can buy your items for a group of painters together, this will save money overall, as the topcoats and paint colors come in a greater amount than you would need for any individual piece. I've attached pics of what we've gathered from our local Wal-mart for reference.

Follow along with the technique guide (PDF below) and watch the video below to see tips and tricks in action!





Enjoy your new lighted holiday piece, and tag us on Facebook and Instagram! We want to see your creations! @mcharpermanor

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Hi! We are Tabitha and Tom Harper. Together, we have 4 beautiful kids, a pack of fur babies, and LOADS of creativity! Our blended family is much like a modern Brady bunch; a little “his, mine and ours”. Our McClung and Harper kids are equally important. Our family is often lovingly referred to as “The McHarpers”, and McHarper Manor was born.


We hope that our studio always portrays the close-knit and nurturing vibe of our family, as we hope to share our love of art, learning, growing, and creativity with you and yours. Our studio has become a place for local artists to teach their skills and for students of all ages with a passion for creativity to learn something new. We truly believe in the power of visual arts and craft experiences to heal and nurture our hearts and minds. Because of this, we try to cover a variety of mediums and creative opportunities to engage and inspire people in our community and beyond. Incredible experiences, blossomed skills, and close knit community come from these collaborations. With the right environment and instruction, we can all make beautiful things.


We are so excited to be able to create something amazing with you here.

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