HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE FARMHOUSE STYLE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS. FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO CREATE PRETTY AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY WOOD ORNAMENTS.
I added a slim tree to our foyer this year and actually debated leaving it without decorations since it was so pretty all on its own. But decided I wanted to add something to the tree. Since it is a slim tree I knew whatever I decorated it with needed to be simple and neutral.
I found this cute wood ornament with the word “Hope” printed on it at AC Moore that I loved but it was too big and bulky for my slim tree. Plus they only had 3 different style ornaments. I knew I’d want more than 3 words repeated on my tree and I also knew I could recreate something similar that would work better for me.
Wood and Tools Needed
Since the tree is so narrow I didn’t want my ornaments to be too heavy. I found the perfect solution in the building department at Lowes with this prefinished building trim sold in 7 ft. lengths. And it was really inexpensive…like under $5! But you could even use pieces of recycled lattice or wood that you may already have.
Measure wood strips
I decided to make my ornaments 5″ long so one length of the trim would be enough to make 16 DIY Christmas tree ornaments. Using a simple ruler I measured the 7 ft. trim into 5″ sections.
Cut wood pieces
Using our miter saw made cutting the 5″ pieces super simple! This tool is a new one for us and we can’t wait to come up with some more DIY projects so we can use it more.
Chris helped me with drilling holes near the end of in the 5″ pieces to tie the twine through later.
Craft Supplies Needed
Once all your ornaments are cut down into the correct length you can gather all the craft supplies you’ll need to finish the DIY Christmas ornaments.
- craft paint
- alphabet stamps
- stamp pad
Paint Wood Ornaments
Since the trim I bought was made of polystyrene it’s not necessary to paint it. However, if you aren’t good with stamping you may need to paint over your mistakes. Take it from me…haha! Acrylic craft paint applied with a sponge brush made this step super quick.
Stamp Christmas Words
I wanted my DIY Christmas ornaments to have a farmhouse style so I stamped Christmas words on each one with black ink. After making several “mistakes” I learned that stamping isn’t meant to be perfect. That made it so much easier!
This natural jute twine from Hobby Lobby is a staple in my house because I use it for so many things from craft projects to wrapping gifts. It gave the stamped DIY ornaments a rustic farmhouse vibe that I love.
Hang on Christmas Tree
Once the DIY ornaments were all finished I didn’t notice the imperfections that I was focusing on as I was stamping the words. And I was able to stamp a different Christmas word or saying on each one instead of repeating words.
I love how these simple DIY wood ornaments look hung on this slim Christmas tree. Do you have a favorite craft project you’ve done this year?
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- Christmas Tree Collar Makeover
- How to Make a Christmas Card Book
- Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour | AnnMarie’s House
- Classic Christmas Home Tour| Anne’s House
- Farmhouse Christmas Candlelight Tour | AnnMarie’s House
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