2 Quick and Easy Wooden Plaque Ornaments

Do you always see the wooden ornaments in at the craft store but never know what to do with them? Let me show you how to make 2 quick and easy DIY ornaments that are nice enough to give as gifts!
Start with a laser copied photo and large unfinished wooden ornament. Stain wooden ornament with stain color of your choice. My favorite stain is minwax in espresso. Allow ornament to dry.
Tear around you photo leaving rugged edge.
Brush Mod Podge on the back of your photo.
Brush Mod Podge to the front of the dried wooden ornament.
Place the photo onto the wooden ornament. Brush more Mod Podge on the top of the photo and smooth out any air bubbles under the photo with your fingers.
Brush one last layer of Mod Podge over the project to seal and finish off the ornament. Allow ornament to completely dry and hang on the tree!
For the second ornament I use a smaller natural wooden shape and a Walnut Hollow Wood Burning Versa Tool with Branding Hot Stamps. The Versa Tool is the same tool I use to cut foam pumpkins! Adding the branding letters makes making words a breeze!
Read all instructions for the Versa Tool and Branding Stamps to take all precautions from the hot tool! The branding stamp letters are screwed into the tool. When the tool is hot you can start to brand your words.
Start with the middle letter and then work your way out. This will help to keep the word centered.
Depending on the softness of the wood, the amount of pressure and the length of time the tool is left on the wood will determine the darkness of the burn mark. I like to vary the marks.
This is the time you will stain the ornament the color of your choice.
The smaller wooden pieces did not come with a hanger so drill the top of the ornament just enough to get the eye hook hanger started. Screw in the eye hook and tie a piece of jute for a hanger.
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