Do you hoard scrap wood? Then I have the perfect project for you.
There are so many uses for scrap wood so I pretty much hang on to about 90% of it leftover from projects. It has caused marital strife. I happen to find this scrap wood dowel at my dad’s who also happens to keep scrap wood…it must be genetic.
These Christmas Ornaments are quick and easy to make and they add a little rustic charm to the Christmas tree.
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TOOLS FOR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- Large and small paintbrush
SUPPLIES FOR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- Scrap wood dowels or 3/4 inch wood square dowel
- Paint – I used flat white latex paint
- Stencil made with Silhouette Cameo
- Red acrylic paint
- Black latex paint – optional
CUTS FOR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
- 6 inches long
Step 1) Once I made the cuts I drilled a hole at one end large enough for the jute to fit through. If you don’t own a saw ask the hardware store to make your cuts for you. Then I painted them with a flat white latex paint.
Step 2) I created a stencil with my Silhouette Cameo. If you don’t own a cutting machine then draw or trace the letters. You can get these FREE graphics shown plus I added a few extra Christmas sayings in my Resource Library (for personal use only). I applied the stencil then I painted it with red acrylic paint.
Step 3) I removed the stencil and sanded it. Then as an option I created a mixture of 1:4 black latex paint to water, applied it and wiped it off after a few seconds. This helps to pick up the sanded areas more by darkening them.
Step 4) Next I added jute and little silver bells as an embellishment. It was somewhat difficult to thread the jute through the bell hook. I used a small nail to help push it through.
Here is how they hang on the Christmas Tree.
I hope you are having a joyous holiday season.
DREAM BIG & DO IT,
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Angela @ Simply Beautiful By Angela says
Those are super cute! I love the idea of adding the black paint/water mixture –it truly makes them!
Thanks so much! I love to give things a rustic look and the paint/water mixture is much cheaper than buying a glaze. Merry Christmas!
Pat Cotton says
What a great idea. Wish I had seen these in time for this past Christmas. I will definitely be making some of these for next year.
Thanks for your sweet comment! Yes aren’t scrap wood projects the best? Hope you enjoy making some of your own.
Love this! They turned out great. Did the paint bleed on the wood and make the letters fuzzy? Wondering if you have tips to make the letters sharp and clear.
Thanks for your comment. It’s possible that the paint did bleed some, but I also sanded the letters some. I have found a couple of techniques that help to prevent paint from bleeding. Use smaller amounts of paint and use a pouncer with an up and down motion. Another technique is after you apply the stencil apply the background paint color first which in this case would be the white color. The background colors helps to fill in any air pockets/gaps that could allow some come color to seep through. Then apply the stencil color, red. The last technique is to use Mod Podge which again fills in the gaps then apply the red color. I hope that helps.
loretta sweet says
What was the name of the font you usrd.
The font I used is called American Typewriter.
Thanks for checking them out. Scrap wood projects are the best! Merry Christmas!