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Painted Wooden Christmas Ornaments – this is a quick and easy DIY craft that’s fun for the whole family. Our tutorial will show you how to make your own hand painted wood ornaments, plus we have ideas for personalizing these painted wood ornaments, too.
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Honestly, there are endless possibilities when it comes to painted wood ornaments. This craft uses a bunch of items you can pick up at Dollar Tree so they’re quick, easy, and super affordable, too.
Our tutorial will give you the basic steps to create the painted wooden Christmas ornaments that you see here, but there are so many fun ways to personalize this craft and make it your own!
- As you can see, I have painted these with the word JOY. However, you can paint anything you like on them, such as a name or the year. Of course, the more letters, the smaller you need to paint. Thin paint markers work really well if you are not a steady hand with a paint brush.
- Use them to make your own Advent Calendar by painting number 1-24 on them.
- Not only can these be used as ornaments, but you could also use them as decor on your gifts. Just tie them onto presents or gift baskets. (You might also like these fun, free holiday gift tags!)
- If you have leftover blocks, use them to make these adorable Snowman Ornaments (pictured below).
Snowman Wood Ornaments
This is a great frugal Christmas craft! Make your own snowman ornaments using just a few items.
Makes 8 ornaments
- Wooden blocks – I used the Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower Game with light and dark blocks – or scrap wood cut to approx 4.75″x1.25″
- Wood beads (I used the largest size from 125pc pack)
- 8 eye hooks (from Dollar Tree picture hanging kit)
- Antique white acrylic paint for the lettering (I used Apple Barrel brand)
- Other acrylic paint colors, if desired, for the blocks
- Small detail brush
- Twine or thin ribbon
Painted Wood Ornaments Tutorial
Here are the step-by-step instructions to make wood block ornaments like mine:
- Start with the eye hook and screw it into the top center of each wooden block.
- Next, cut a piece of twine about 10 inches.
- Put the twine through the eye hook and pull through until even.
- After that, put both sides of the twine through a bead and pull through until even.
- Push the bead all the way down toward the eye hook and tie a knot in the twine and pull until the knot reaches the top of the bead, securing it next to the eye hook.
- Make another knot at the end to make a loop and trim off ends.
- Finally, use the detail brush to paint the word “JOY” – or any other short word you like – onto the front of the wooden block.
- Let the blocks dry completely before hanging.
Eye Hook Tip: Press the screw into the center to make a little mark. Apply pressure as you turn the eye hook. It may be easier to turn the ornament onto the screw instead.
More Ornament Ideas
- Wood Photo Mod Podge Ornaments from Juggling Act Mama
- Craft Stick Ski Ornament from Arts and Crackers
These homemade citrus slice ornaments look so pretty on your Christmas tree!
Kids will have a blast making these dehydrated fruit slices with you this holiday season.
Scrabble Tile Ornaments are super easy to make and so fun! You can use them to personalize stockings or gifts.
We’ll show you how to make these ornaments in just a few simple steps!
You can also find more DIY ornament ideas here on my Pinterest board.