Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments
Y’all I just made the cutest DIY Ornaments for Christmas and I know you are going to love them.Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments are hand painted using hot glue on light weight wooden pieces. They are also great for gift tags as well as ornaments.
Even if you don’t like DIY projects, I think you will love how easy these are to make.
DIY Christmas Ornaments
This is a fun and easy project and there are a variety of ways to do this craft. Today I’m sharing Angel and Cross ornaments with white and gold accents.
- Unfinished Wood Boards
- Cordless Drill
- Rotary Tool
- Hot Glue Gun
- White Chalk Paint
- Metallic Gold Paint
Prepare your Boards
First, you want to prepare your unfinished wooden boards. I used two sizes for my ornaments these with the scalloped edges and these rectangle boards.
Begin by using a cordless drill to drill a hole in the top center on each board.
Then you will want to sand or use a rotary tool to smooth the edges of the holes.
Next we are going to draw our design onto the prepared wooden boards with our Hot Glue Gun.
I’m starting with the angel and I began with a round circle and then filled in with the glue.
Then I added a body and wings.
This is all free hand, without a pattern. I also made some with crosses.
If you feel you need a pattern, you can trace one onto the wood with a pencil.
The random lines of the design is what I love about the ornaments because no two are alike.
After the hot glue is dry, you will want to remove any excess hot glue, such as glue hairs.
Then add a second coat of white paint over the entire surface and design.
Once the white paint is dry, begin applying the metallic gold paint. You can apply as much or as little as you desire.
I like to define the hair and halo specifically and the lightly touch along the other raised areas of the design.
In addition, I use a dry brush technique to add touches of gold onto the background of the board.
In order to age the ornaments, I add Annie Sloan Wax.
Begin by rubbing over the entire surface with clear wax. This will prevent the dark wax for grabbing and making the design darker than you want.
After you have the entire surface covered with clear wax, immediately add dark wax and wipe away any excess.
Finally, buff the waxed surface with a fresh rag until the ornament is smooth.
To finish, you may want to add additional gold paint o highlight the main areas of your design. This is optional, but I found the extra gold helps to give the color more dimension and contrast.
You might also enjoy this Christmas Garland
These are working well with my neutral colors in the loft this year. We also made this Christmas Tree Container.
Enjoyed the project?
- Unfinished Wooden Boards (Hobby Lobby)
- Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
- Chalk Paint (Annie Sloan)
- Gold Metallic Paint (Hobby Lobby)
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