Faux Vintage Christmas Ornaments

6 Materials
3 Hours

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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  • Connie Carroll
    on Nov 11, 2019

    These would make great 'musical instruments' for a children's program with added rice or dried beans.

  • Susie
    on Nov 11, 2019

    I have to agree with Renee L. I would not do this to MY childhood ornaments, simply because of my memories. In fact, I have to say, the "before" pics of the box you got on sale at Walmart?? THEY TOTALLY remind me of the ornaments I have of old! BUT, what you did is lovely, too!

  • Bryanna
    on Nov 12, 2019

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

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  • Erica Smith
    on Nov 17, 2019

    These turned out perfect!! LOVE the colors you used! Very Farmhouse vintage!! Blessings,Erica

  • William
    on Nov 28, 2019

    OOOH the complaints. The Walmart ornaments were cheap vintage knock offs. They were a trend against ball ornaments. What you did was make them look like hand carved folk art ornaments before commercial ornaments were available or to expensive to buy. Very cool and genius idea.

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