DIY Wood Christmas Ornaments

DIY Wood Christmas OrnamentsEach year I love to create at least one or two new sets of DIY ornaments for my Christmas tree decor. There is something special about creating my own ornaments to mix in with the store bought pretties, sometimes you are just looking for something specific and you can’t find it in the stores…so you make it! I’ve made at least one style of ornament every year for about the past 7 or 8 years, these easy to make DIY Wood Christmas Ornaments are some of my favorite to make. 

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Wood Slats, 6 pack 
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Vinyl Stencils
Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut stencils
Transfer Paper/Tape
Bakers Twine, String, or Ribbon
Hot Glue Gun

I love using these little wood slats for ornaments on my tree, they are the perfect size for taking up space on the tree and can be wedged in nicely between branches. You can pretty much make a ton of cute ornaments with them. 

DIY Wood Christmas OrnamentsI designed my Christmas sayings in a photo editing program and then uploaded the designs to my Design Space account for the Cricut Explore. I created a cuttable file with them.

I then sized them to fit the wood slats and cut them on the vinyl. Weed any of the vinyl pieces you don’t want. 

I kept my wood slats raw, but if you want them to be a specific color you can paint them at this point and let them dry before adding the vinyl stencil.

Using transfer paper/tape you can apply the vinyl stencils to your wood slats carefully. Use your smoothing tool to get out all the air bubbles.

DIY Wood Christmas OrnamentsUsing your acrylic paint and a foam brush gently sponge on the first layer of paint. Add a second layer of paint and let dry briefly.

Remove the vinyl stencil before it’s completely dry. 

To create a hanger for them simply hot glue some bakers twine, ribbon, or string to the back of the wood plaques. Otherwise, you can just wedge them in the tree like I did below.

DIY Wood Christmas OrnamentsAren’t these DIY Wood Christmas Ornaments so cute?! I love that I can pretty much create any saying I want and customize it to my decor. Wouldn’t these be so cute with your kiddo’s or grandkids names on them?! So many possibilities to make!

DIY Wood Christmas Ornaments

DIY Wood Christmas Ornaments

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* This post was originally shared on Tatertots & Jello on 11/22/2016.



    • craftedsparrow says

      Hi Ruth. Sorry for just seeing this message. Thank you so much. Which pattern were you looking for? The stencils to make the ornaments? If so, I created them in and uploaded my designs to Cricut Design Space to cut. 🙂


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