christmas crafts: easy diy painted wood ornaments

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I usually try to do at least one DIY ornament every year to add to our collection of special ornaments. This year I jumped on the crafty train early and I made two types of DIY ornaments. On my Christmas to do list, I shared this photo as inspiration for a cool, customizable DIY ornament made from small wood discs.

Ya’ll, this project is super easy and they look adorable on our tree! And the whole thing was so inexpensive that you could make change up your color scheme from year to year.

A tutorial is almost unnecessary, but here it is anyways.

You’ll need small wooden discs (I picked mine up from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon!), craft paint in whatever colors you desire, paint brushes, and tape. Depending on how you plan to hang them, you also might need to have a drill handy.

Disc Ornament 1

The first thing I did was use different size tape pieces to create fun patterns on the discs.

Disc Ornament 3

Next, add your paint. I did about two coats on each disc just to make sure everything was covered.
Disc Ornament 4

Peel of the tape and you’re almost home!

As an extra measure, you could also add a thin layer of Mod Podge over both sides of the dried ornament just to give it a little bit more of a sheen.

I used our drill to make a small hole towards to the top of the ornament so we could add hooks. One tip here; take your time drilling the holes. The discs are pretty thin to begin with and you don’t want to split the wood, so move at a slower pace with consistent medium pressure.

Now just hang and enjoy!

Wood Disc Ornament Combo copy

I also whipped up a few more discs in fun bright colors and added magnets to the back for some fun, year-round fridge decorations! A few live in our kitchen and I gave a few to John and Sherry of Young House Love at the Dallas book signing as a little “welcome to Texas and also we should be friends” gift.

Do you partake in DIY ornaments? What are your favorite ones? Share below!

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20 Comments on "christmas crafts: easy diy painted wood ornaments"

  1. Laura says:

    I saw a comment of yours on design love fest, and hit it because of the name. Love it! Was totally surprised when I jumped through, your blog is lovely. Full of style and wicked pictures. How do you not have reels of comments on this blog? Christmas crafts are a great idea and wonderfully economical. Have had a lovely time browsing. Keep up the good work.

    Laura x

    http://www.coffeetoastandlondon.com

  2. swiemann says:

    I love how these turned out! The paint colors mixed with the natural wood grain looks great! Saw your post on the Christmas Cheer link up and figured I’d stop on by! So glad I did, love your blog and excited to follow along!! :)

    Shannon
    Fabulously Vintage

  3. Kimberly says:

    I love the idea of using them as magnets! You could really stream line the look of a messy fridge by using all matching magnets (plus they are so chic!)

  4. Daliene says:

    These are cute! They would even look good on a wreath. :)

  5. twasnerTiara says:

    Cute idea! i love that you made some as magnets too!

  6. tracy says:

    These are super-cute!!!

  7. These are so cute and modern! Love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment :)

  8. Found you via the linkup! The name of the blog is what drew me in. :) Love it! And your blog is adorable. I’m working my way through your apartment tour, too. So glad to be following along!

  9. Maria says:

    These are so cute. I actually used some wooden discs for ornaments and I love your idea too. I’ll need to try this soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

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