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!
Scrap Wood Tree Ornament
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!!