Thursday, December 18, 2014

Handmade Gifts: Wooden Ornaments

I went to a workshop in November and one of the things they were making were Christmas Ornaments using wood slices.

They were rustic, and I loved the idea. We have been cutting quite a bit of wood, so it wasn't a problem finding some branches that would work. Mike used one of his power tools to cut the branches into slices. (He said it sounds easier than it is)  He also had to drill a small hole for the cord.

If you like perfection, you won't like these. They all come out a little different. Some with all of the bark, some with a little and some with none!

I decided that I wanted to paint mine-I chose black.
I used a white ink pad and some cute, ready made stamps.  (I am not an artist)

Pretty simple-
Paint, let dry.
Attach a hanger (string, twine, cord etc)

(Mike still needs to drill holes in this set)

You can get really creative with these.-Chalkboard paint and chalk, stamps, free hand artwork, paint or raw wood etc...

We enjoyed making them, and the girls really liked how they turned out. Our favorite...the Snowman!

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  1. I just love these! I will def be making these soon. Thanks for sharing :P

  2. My favorite is the chalkboard one with the snowflake. I'm adding this to my list of things I want to do. thanks for sharing

  3. I like the ornaments, Sandra. Simple and spectacular at the same time.
    The snowman is cute.

  4. I like the snowman ornament the most also - so cute! I also like the reindeer with the jingle bell. I am pinning this one for next year. Thanks!

  5. Awesomely adorable!

  6. These are adorable! Where did you find the stamps?

  7. Really cute! Might just have to make some of these!

  8. Adorable home made ornaments. Some of my favorite ornaments are home made. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick


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