How to make simple farmhouse style Christmas tree ornaments. You’ll love how easy it is to create these pretty and budget-friendly wood ornaments.

If you’ve been around a while here you know I love to shop.

Clothes shopping? Ehhh sometimes if I’m having a skinny day.

Food shopping? It’s a necessity that has to get done.

Home decor shopping? Yup that’s where my heart lies…there’s nothing I love to shop for more than my house!

I just love to browse around the aisles of HomeGoods, Target, and Kirklands.

And when I can get to Pottery Barn…well that’s my absolute fave home decor store. But the prices…umm let’s just say that there’s no money tree in our back yard…yet!

So what’s a girl to do?

Find inspiration in a piece you love and try to recreate it for less!

And that’s exactly what I did with these simple Christmas tree ornaments.

slim christmas tree by staircase with diy wood ornaments

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I added this awesome slim tree from Michaels to our foyer and actually debated leaving it without decorations since it was so pretty all on its own.

But ultimately decided I wanted to add something to the tree.

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This tree is such a good deal when you can score it for 50% off but they sell out quickly.

I found some other similar options for slim trees for you in case you miss out this exact one.

This Shelton Cashmere 7ft tree is also a great price. And this flocked slim tree is really pretty. If you don’t mind spending a bit more this Carolina Pine slim tree is gorgeous and looks so real!

Simple and Neutral Decorations

Since it is a slim tree I knew whatever I decorated it with needed to be simple and neutral.

Plus simple and neutral is kinda my jam!

before wood ornaments in pile on counter

I found this cute wood ornament with the word “Hope” printed on it that I loved but it was a bit too big and bulky for my slim tree.

Plus they only had 3 different style ornaments and I knew I’d want more than 3 words repeated on my tree.

But no worries!

I could just recreate something similar that would work better for this tree.

Wood and Tools Needed

view of wood trim pieces in store

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 laying around at home.

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1. Measure wood strips

overhead view of miter saw and womans hands measuring trim with ruler

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 ruler I measured the 7 ft. trim into 5″ sections.

2. Cut wood pieces

woman cutting trim pieces with miter saw

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.

It was so fun to use!!

3. Drill Holes

close up of man drilling hole in diy wood ornaments

Chris helped me with drilling holes near the end of the 5″ pieces to tie the twine through later.

Craft Supplies Needed

craft supplies on counter before making diy ornaments

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.

1. Paint Wood Ornaments

pile of wood pieces with paint and sponge brush

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.

2. Stamp Christmas Words

close up of stamping words on ornaments

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.

Which is sometimes hard for me…that type A personality gets me every time!

But once I realized that it wasn’t about perfection it so much easier!

3. Add Twine

wood ornaments stamped with words with twine and scissors laying on counter

This natural jute twine 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.

But you could also use a pretty ribbon!

4. Hang on Christmas Tree

pile of completed diy wood ornaments

Once the DIY ornaments were all finished I didn’t notice the imperfections that I was focusing on so much as I was stamping the words.

And I love that I was able to stamp a different Christmas word or saying on each one instead of repeating words over and over.

close up of wood diy ornament hanging on tree

Aren’t these awesome?

I’m just so thrilled with how they turned out.

They added the perfect farmhouse style to this Christmas tree!

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I think these would also make cute personalized gift tags that you could stamp each recipient’s name.

view of slim tree with farmhouse wood ornaments

And I love that I was able to make them myself.

They were so easy and budget-friendly!

Now what else can I use our new miter saw for?

Do you have a favorite craft project you’ve done this year?

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9 Comments on How to Make Simple Christmas Tree Ornaments

  1. Cute idea! You could also use paint stir sticks! They usually give me 2 or 3 everytime I buy paint so I end up with quite a few. I like the idea of gift tags!

  2. This is so cute! I love the little wood ornaments. They make a perfect ornament! You could also buy the Jenga blocks from Dollar Tree. They come in a package of 72 but are actually much smaller than yours. Maybe 1×3 each. Your idea was fantastic though so I’ll have to get to the hardware store! Love the paint stick idea as well but I save mine for a bit bigger projects.

    • Hi Shirley, Thanks so much for stopping by and reading our post! I love that idea of using the Jenga blocks from the Dollar Tree!! I’m going to have to pick some of those up. Hope you have a great weekend!

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