We put our Christmas tree up this past weekend!!!
Yes, I know it’s early, but both my husband and I always try to get as much Christmas time as possible each year since we love having our place all decorated and cozy!
As I was decorating the tree, I got to thinking about these wood ornaments that I’ve been making lately. Last year for Christmas, I made some really cute snowman ornaments, and I had some of the pieces of wood left over. That, along with my new wood burning tool made for a whole lot of ornament making fun to put me in the Christmas mood! I whipped up some really cute ornaments, put them up on my Etsy store, and got an order from a Zumba instructor who wanted to give out the ornaments to her class. They turned out SO cute!
I wanted to share with all of you how to make these cuties, since they make great gifts. You can also make some really cool gift tags with this process as well – design both sides of the wood, and you have an ornament and a gift tag in one!
Though these aren’t hard to make, they do take a bit of time and care. Also, if you are just going to make one or two, it’s kind of expensive for the materials. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making these yourself, I do sell them at my Etsy store, and they are completely customized and made to order, so you can have me design them however you would like.
That being said, if you are still interested in making you own, here’s how!
DIY WOOD BURNING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
- Wood log discs – I got mine on Amazon here. This gives 50 of them, which is a lot if you aren’t planing on making them in bulk. They actually have gone down in cost since last year, and are at $25.00 plus shipping right now.
- Wood burning tool – Any wood burner will do. I got mine on Amazon here for $20 plus shipping
- An electric drill
- Pencil and eraser
- Stencils (optional)
1.) On your piece of wood, use a pencil to sketch your design. I did all mine free hand, but you can use a stencil if you would like.
2.) Use your wood burning tool to burn the design into your wood. Be very careful with this step as the wood burner gets VERY hot. As a plus, this step will make your house smell nice and cozy like a campfire!
3.) After your design in burned into the wood, use an eraser to erase any left over pencil marks.
4.) Use your drill to drill a hole into the top center of your ornament.
5.) String your ribbon through the hole you drilled, and then tie the ribbon tightly in a bow, creating a loop to hang your ornament with.
Hang on your tree, and enjoy! 🙂 And don’t forget that you can also design and purchase these at my Etsy store! Merry Christmas!