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?!!
Faux Vintage Christmas Ornaments
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!!