Faux Vintage Christmas Ornaments

6 Materials
$12
3 Hours
Easy

I love vintage ornaments but let's be real, they are hard to find and pricey when you do so why not make your own?!!

I can't stop staring at them!!

I happened to have a box of old spindles lying around. But you could use old chairs legs or chair spindles. Don't be afraid to grab those chairs by tbe road!!

I picked those ornaments up at Wal-Mart last year on clearance for $5.00 but you could find cheap ornamnts even now. Try the dollar tree or any of the dollar stores.

Paint your spindles. I used a matte chalk paint.


Then paint your ornaments. I rigged up this little drying station so I could paint all the sides at once.

I then cut my spindles down in different sizes.

I used a drill bit to make holes for the ornaments to fit into.

I used hot glue to put the two pieces together.

I drilled a much smaller hole at the top for the hook.

I wrapped twine around the gap and distressed the wood a bit.

I then dabbed some metallic paint on the ornaments to give them some texture.

I stuck a small piece of 20 gauge wire in the hole on top. Hot glued it in and looped it around.

I am loving these!!

I'd love a whole tree of these!!

Hope you enjoyed this diy!!

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  • Jane Parent
    3 days ago

    Wouldn’t they be too heavy to put on a tree?????

  • Dale
    2 days ago

    They look like finials- however they may be to fragile! What would you do with them- there are so many??

  • Bryanna
    2 days ago

    AWESOME... I think I'll decorate my porch with these!

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