Free Christmas Printable Wall Art for Holiday Decor

The easiest way to decorate for the holidays (without spending a lot of money) is by swapping out your printable art!  This year, I used some free printables from the Public Domain. I rounded up a bunch of my favourite free Christmas printable wall art below that you can download for FREE!  

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Free christmas printable wall art hanging on a range hood with garland framing the hood
I swapped out the art over my range for the season

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I should also mention that A Home is Announced has a website where she curates printable art and I always find a TON of great art through her so be sure to check out her site!

The one thing about downloading free art is that you do have to be able to format the sizing yourself. At the bottom of this post, I also rounded up a few prints that you can download for a few dollars each, and have someone do the sizing for you.  

Why Use Free Christmas Printables for Seasonal Decor?

Every year I struggle a little with Christmas decor.  We do not have much storage space in our house and dragging out bins and bins of home decor for a month or two only to remove it all again gets less and less appealing as I get older.  This holiday season I decided to pair it way back and decorate the easy way – with an easy art swap.

Instead of replacing all my existing art, I take the new free holiday printables and stick them in existing frames I have around the house.  It adds a festive touch without a whole lot of effort.

I found this image for free in the public domain and printed it at Staples!

If you do it this way, you can just store the seasonal art right inside the frame, behind your regular art and it’s an easy swap when the holidays roll around.  No Rubbermaids are required, so you can enjoy more of the fun parts of this most wonderful time of the year!

What is Public Domain Art?

Public Domain Art is any art that is not protected by copyright.  This is usually because the art is older and the artist has been gone for some time.  In most countries that means that the artist has been dead for 70 years or more or the art is 100 years or more old.

Where can you find public-domain art?

There are a lot of great places to look for public-domain art, but the best places I have found are museums.  Most museums have a digital section where you can download high-resolution images of the art for free.  Wikipedia Commons also has a ton of art on it. 

How to Format Your Art Prints for a Frame

One thing to keep in mind when trying to format your art to size is to keep the art similar to the original piece. If you try to blow it up too much you will end up with an image that isn’t very clear.  

Start by downloading the image with the highest file size possible for the best resolution.  

Next, resize your image.  There are several different programs you can use to do this, but I recently discovered that you can do this very easily in Canva, which is a FREE program.

I found this blog post from Hymns and Versus that leads through the steps of how to resize in Canva super clearly, so check that out if you need to resize an image and aren’t sure how!

Using public domain art is a great way to fit art in a picture frame that might be an odd size.  

Where and How to Print Free Christmas Printable Wall Art

If the print you are looking for a smaller size, use your home printer to print the art on a piece of white cardstock.  I’ve done this plenty before and had great results, the gallery wall in my bedroom I printed this way and no one would ever know!

You can print your art at any photo printing shop you like. If you want a larger size, I have found an affordable way to print with pretty good results at Staples using their “Poster” feature.  

Go to the Staples Print Center online, and choose Document Printing services:

When you go to the staples website select “Print Documents” and then “Print a Document”

, and then scroll to the bottom and choose “Posters” – Create Now.  

Choose the Poster Option and then “Create Now”

Staples will open Canva and under “Choose your product” select “Posters”

A pop-up will come up asking for what size you would like your poster to be. Select the size you want (your frame size) and select “Create Posters”. (For odd-size frames I select the next larger size, and you will have to physically trim the print when it arrives with scissors to fit your frame).

Select the size that you want your art to be (your frame size) here

Import your image under “uploads” on the left-hand side of the screen and then drop it into the poster. Once you are happy with the cropping on the image you uploaded, hit “Publish”.

I like to select the “matte” option for printing, usually, the art you are printing is a painting and you don’t want it to look like a glossy photograph. (You can also select “foam core mount” for an additional charge if you want it to be mounted on a foam board, which you might want to do if you are going to add Mod Podge to make it look even more like a painting!)

​This is a very economical way to print art which is nice for something seasonal and the quality is quite good.

The other way I have had good luck printing digital art is through PosterJack.  I have used their Fine Art Paper and the quality is excellent.  It almost looks like a real painting in real life, you have to touch it to tell that there are no brushstrokes!  I have reserved using that service for more permanent art though, the cost of a 16×24 print through PosterJack is about $50 whereas the poster print through Staples is around $19 (at the time of writing this).  

This art over my tub I printed at PosterJack on their Fine Art paper and the quality is amazing!

​Making Your Free Christmas Printable Wall Art Look Like a Real Painting

​If your print does turn out less than realistic looking you can also try this hack to make your art look like a painting by painting over the top with Modge Podge!  I have a post about how to do that here.

Vintage painting with a vintage frame, a free printout made to look more realistic with a modge podge finish on it
This is a free print I put in a vintage frame and added modge-podge to, to make it look more like a painting!

Free Winter Printables

Let’s start with a few winter-themed prints – these ones work all winter, not just for the holidays:

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Free Christmas Printable Wall Art

Here are a few free Christmas printable wall art downloads I found. If you go to Wikipedia Commons and search “Christmas” you will find hundreds more, but there are a few that caught my eye below.

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Frame Round-Up

My favorite place to get frames is Facebook Marketplace or the thrift store, but if you don’t have any luck there here are a few I’ve rounded up:

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Frame TV Printable Ideas

I have found a ton of images for my Frame TV from the Public Domain and I used to go through a bunch of hassle to re-format them in Photoshop.  However, I recently found a website that sells frame TV frames that has a free formatting tool on it where you can format ANY image to fit your TV.  It’s super user-friendly.  

When choosing an image to download on a TV, just make sure you choose something that is in landscape format. Lots of the images from the round-ups above would be great!

black mantel with green garland and white flowers
The art over my TV is from Claude Monet and can be found HERE

Round Up of the Best Printables that are Pre-Formatted

If re-sizing art feels a little too intimidating for you, there are a ton of Etsy sellers that curate vintage art and sell it for a few dollars, and when you get it from them it’s already pre-formatted and enhanced to a few different sizes so it will print easily to whatever size you like.  

Occasionally I choose to print this way as it takes out a bit of the guesswork if you worry about formatting incorrectly or something being too pixelated when it’s blown up.  Here are a few prints I’ve been favouriting on Etsy for the Holidays.

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I hope this inspires you to hang a little free Christmas art in your own home this season.  Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive!  Merry Christmas!

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks Erin! This post is full of creative ideas. This question is a bit off topic. We are looking to add art to a washroom and I’ve been looking at the printables from the resources you provided above. Any suggestions for art in high humidity situations like a primary washroom to extend it’s life? A new extraction fan is in the design plan. Thank you!

  2. I have art in my bathrooms and I just use digital downloads that I print myself, that way if it is ever damaged it was not a big investment and I can easily reprint them!

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