Thursday, December 1, 2011

Simple Wood Christmas ornaments {Christmas tutorial}

I have this problem every Christmas. I pull out ALL the Christmas boxes with the intention of just setting it all up and then after I get it all unpacked I decide I hate it all and want to make new stuff. Last year it was a bunch of Salt dough ornaments.  This year it's wood. So here is a simple tutorial so you can make your own.



I started out with 2 different sizes of wood disks. Just like the wood coasters from yesterday I just found some logs in my backyard and then sliced them with a chop saw into 1/2 inch pieces.  Drill a hole for hanging.


Supplies for the Star ornament:
Star punch (you could use a silhouette or just cut your own)
Mod podge (glitter and regular)
Glitter Paper
Brush

I punched the star out, I could get about 32 stars out of one sheet of glitter paper. Put some regular mod podge on the back of the star and stick it to the wood. Then go over the top with glitter mod podge. Let it dry and you have an adorable ornament. Some of the edges of the star came up a little when they were drying and needed a second dab of glue. This was so easy my 3 year old made a bunch of them and a giant mess of course.





Supplies for the Heart ornament:
Heart punch (you could use a silhouette or just cut your own)
Mod podge
Page from old book
Brush
Paint

Punch a heart out of an old book, apply mod podge to back and stick to wood. Then get a cute little thumb of one of your kids and paint it and help them stamp it into a heart shape. I painted finished painting the bottom of the heart with a brush. Mod podge over the whole thing and you are finished. Be sure to write the year on the back so you can remember when their little thumbs were that size!






Supplies for the Snowflake ornament:
Snowflake punch (you could also use a silhouette or just cut your own)
Mod podge
Page from old book
Brush
Glitter paint

Punch a snowflake out of an old book, apply mod podge to back and stick to wood.  Then paint over the top with glitter paint.



Supplies for the monogram ornament:
Paint
Brush
Wooden disk
Printed letter
Marker

For the monogram I just printed off a letter in a word processing program. Cut it out and then traced around it with a permanent black marker. Then just painted inside the lines.



I used fishing line to hang them from my tree and even hung some up when the glue was still a little bit wet. Figured that was the safest drying spot with a 3 year old in the house!  What Christmas crafts have you been up to?