DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments


What can you make using some old chandelier crystals, tassels from the Dollar store and a few jingle bells?
The prettiest wooden ornaments! They'd also make great gifts.
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Aren't the best tree ornaments always the homemade ones?
It's the ones your kids made at school out of popsicle sticks or the ornaments you made yourself that end up having the greatest meaning and hold the best holiday memories.
This year I found some wooden ornaments at the craft store and inspiration struck! Here is what I created:
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Step 1: Start with a wooden ornament. (I happened to find these wooden ornaments at Michaels craft store.)
Step 2: Paint it white using craft paint or any left over white latex paint you have on hand. (Note: I removed the rough twine hanger the ornament was purchased with to make the painting process easier. I attached a new ornament hanger as a final step in the process.)
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Step 1: Start with a wooden ornament. (I happened to find these wooden ornaments at Michaels craft store.)
Step 2: Paint it white using craft paint or any left over white latex paint you have on hand. (Note: I removed the rough twine hanger the ornament was purchased with to make the painting process easier. I attached a new ornament hanger as a final step in the process.)
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Step 4: Finish with a top coat of transparent glitter paint to add a bit of sparkle to your snowflake.
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Step 5: Using a fine drill bit, drill a hole on an angle into the bottom of your snowflake. It is important to work slowly and carefully as the wooden snowflake is delicate.
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Step 6: Insert a piece of fine string, fishing line or fine wire into your freshly drilled hole to tie on your crystal. We used a loop of fine wire, which we twisted closed. (Tip: If you don't have a chandelier crystal, search for a similar type crystal in the jewellery section of your local craft store.)
Step 7: Add a Christmas ornament hanger to the top.
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
Hang your handmade ornament and enjoy that sparkle that only crystals can add to your tree!
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
I also created a star ornament using a small tassel. For the how-to please visit my website.
diy wooden christmas ornaments, christmas decorations, seasonal holiday decor
One final variation on these wooden ornaments. This time, I wanted to add the potential for a pleasant jingle. You can also find the how-to for this ornament on my website.
Happy crafting for the holidays!
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