Homemade Christmas ornaments always tend to feel better than store bought. But the idea of making your own Christmas ornaments shouldn’t leave you stressed or cost a fortune. That’s why these homemade Christmas ornaments are perfect!
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Supply List for Homemade Christmas Ornaments
What You Will Need
Makes 3 homemade Christmas ornaments
How to Make Homemade Ornaments for Christmas
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- Gather your few supplies. Of course, if you are feeling extra motivated you can go outside and find a nice thick birch branch. Chop down the branch, set up your saw and slice it up yourself. Or you can take the easier, slightly more sensible route and order these pre-cut and pre-drilled wood slices for making easy homemade Christmas ornaments online HERE. Once you decide which route you want to take to get your wood slices you will need to plan out the positioning of your lettering by tracing the outline of the wood slices onto a piece of paper.
- Draw in the inner border for where the painted center will end.
- Using a lettering style of your choice, practice writing your phrases (such as “Merry and bright”, “Jingle Bells” and “Let it snow” onto the paper. Make any corrections until you are happy with the design. Set aside. This is where you can make your handmade Christmas ornaments as unique or personal as you’d like.
- Paint the surface of each wood slice with white paint, leaving a small border of unpainted wood on the outer edge. Let the paint dry and then repeat on the other side if desired. You can use craft paint like Deco Art, in the color Everlasting (HERE). Or for my fellow furniture painters, you can use your white chalk type paint, like Dixie Belles white in the color Cotton (HERE).
- Do this for all three of your DIY Christmas ornaments.
- With a pencil, copy the phrase from your practice sheet onto each wood slice. Make any corrections as needed until you are happy with the designs. It’s a good idea to use light pressure at first in case you need to erase and make adjustments.
- Next, carefully, trace over the pencil marks with your fine tip black marker.
- Go back and thicken all the “downstrokes” on the letters, leaving the “upstrokes” thinner.
- Let dry at least overnight before carefully erasing any pencil markings (stop immediately if the marker smudges at all).
- Add a thin ribbon for hanging.
DIY Christmas Ornaments
How cute and easy are these homemade wooden Christmas ornaments? They are so easy to make that it almost feels like cheating.
I hope you enjoy making these easy DIY Christmas ornaments. Go ahead and make some extras to give to friends and family. These are perfect little keepsakes that you can personalize however you’d like.