Inside: Make this cute Mountain Christmas Ornament from pallets or scrap wood. Add some rustic charm to your Christmas tree.
Here in Colorado, we are known for our beautiful towering mountains. So I am in love with this simple DIY mountain Christmas ornament. It can easily be made from pallet wood or scrap wood. It adds some rustic charm to your Christmas tree decorating and also makes a great gift.
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*Before you get started make sure you have your Safety Gear. For this project, I recommend safety goggles, ear protection and N95 mask for staining.
TOOLS FOR PALLET MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- Saw – I use this Miter saw
- Sander/sandpaper 120 grit – I use this sander
- Drill – I use this drill
- Small paintbrushes
SUPPLIES FOR PALLET MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- 1 pallet wood or scrap 1 x 4
- Stain – I used Minwax English Chestnut, Minwax Early American and Minwax Weathered Oak
- Old t-shirts – to apply stain
- Acrylic paint – I used white and Martha Stewart glitter paint in sterling
- String or jute
CUTS FOR PALLET MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Tip – It’s easier to sand your board before making your cuts.
- 30-degree miter cuts to make a triangle that is app 4″ wide at the bottom
Your woodcuts will look like a triangle. I made several cuts to make extra ornaments for gifts.
STEPS TO COMPLETE PALLET MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
Step 1) Drill a hole for the string or jute. You can drill through the front or the sides. I opted for the sides.
Step 2) Stain the wood triangles. To apply stain dip a t-shirt in the stain, wipe it on the wood triangle. Let it sit for several seconds and then wipe it off with a dry t-shirt. I chose to use a few different stain colors I had on hand; Minwax English Chestnut, Minwax Early American, and Minwax Weathered Oak. Allow the stain to dry.
Option – you can sand the triangle, focusing mostly on the edges to give it a rustic look.
Step 3) Use white acrylic paint to create the snow. You can make a line straight across or make arcs. I tried out both looks. I kept the snow about 1/3 of the way up the mountain.
To add some sparkle paint a little glitter or metallic paint on the bottom of the snowline.
Step 4) Thread your string, jute or twine through the hole. Tie a knot and you are good to go.
Now you can add a little rustic charm to your Christmas tree.
Hope you enjoy this project and have a Very Merry Christmas!