Scrap Wood Tree Ornament

4 Materials
$3
2 Hours
Easy

My husband and I have bought our first Christmas tree!! In the past, we haven't bothered because we travel to visit family at Christmas. But this year, because of COVID-19, we are staying home and enjoying the holidays at our house. So I've been on a craftorama to make some ornaments for our new tree!

This little scrap wood tree is so easy! I had pieces of this decorative trim left over from a larger scale Christmas tree project.

I had my husband cut my pieces down using a miter box so the ends would be cut on an angle. He cut these three pieces to three different lengths. The longest piece is about 4 1/2 inches long along the bottom edge. The middle piece is about 3 3/4 inches long along the bottom edge. And the top piece is about 2 1/2 inches long.

I painted these pieces using acrylic paint in a light wash of teal blue. I watered down my paint quite a bit so it would go on thinly and allow the decorative detail on my trim to show through. Once the paint dried, I brushed the pieces again lightly with gold paint.

I took another piece of 4 inch scrap wood and painted it with a light wash of gray paint. Once the paint was dry, I drilled a hole towards the top and put a loop of twine through the hole for hanging. Note: I knew my trim pieces would cover the top of my tree trunk, so I drilled my hole and added my loop of twine before attaching the trim pieces.

Starting at the bottom, I used hot glue to attach my longest piece of trim to my tree trunk.

I glued my other pieces in place, overlapping the bottom edge with the top of the piece underneath.

I also had some star buttons in my craft supplies. I painted the edges of a red star with gold paint and used hot glue to attach it to the top of my tree.

This is one of my favorite (and easiest) ornaments so far! I love how it looks on our tree!!

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