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!!
- Wal-Mart ornaments
- Old spindles
- Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint
- Folk Art Metallic Paint
- Hot glue
- 20 gauge wire
- Circular Saw
- Paint brushes
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 the 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.
Step 1: Paint your spindles
Paint your spindles. I used a matte chalk paint in white.
Step 2: Paint your ornaments
Next, paint your ornaments. I rigged up this little drying station so that I could paint all of the sides at once and let each dry completely.
Step 3: Cut spindles
I then cut my spindles down in different sizes using my circular saw.
Step 4: Drill holes in spindles
I used a drill to make holes for the ornaments to fit into. I checked the width of the ornament "stems" and matched them to a drill bit.
I drilled a much smaller hole at the top for the hook.
Step 5: Glue the ornaments to the spindles
I used hot glue to put the two pieces together. Don't worry about any glue that seeps out, because the twine will rescue is there.
Step 6: Cover gap with twine
I wrapped twine around the gap and distressed the wood a bit.
Step 7: Add some metallic paint
I then dabbed some metallic paint on the ornaments to give them some texture. Especially with the more shapely ornaments, this made all the difference.
Step 8: Add the wire hanger
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!!