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Easy and Beautiful DIY Wooden Ornaments

November 27, 2016

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.
OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

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OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

Soooooo, I have another DIY Christmas ornaments post for you today because I couldn't stop making them once I got started!  This time, I am going to show you how to make DIY wooden ornaments two different ways.  The possibilities are literally ENDLESS with these techniques, so get some wood slices and get crafty.  These DIY wooden ornaments would make fabulous gifts for your friends or family.  Heck, they would even make great coasters!

Before you check out the full tutorial, I wanted to let you know that I have some gorgeous Christmas printables in my super affordable printable art shop that I think you will love! You can check them out below:

 

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DIY Wooden Ornaments Tutorial

Materials Needed for both types of DIY Wooden Ornaments:

Steps for DIY Wooden Ornaments Method #1:

1) If you are using a vinyl cutting machine, create and cut out your design. I used a simple wreath design around the outer edge of my wood slice with the word “joy” in the middle.  Weed your design (that just means remove all the excess vinyl, leaving just the design you cut out behind).

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

2) Transfer your design onto transfer paper and then place the design onto your wood slice.  Use a plastic card or scraper to press the vinyl firmly onto your wood slice.  Then slowly peel the transfer paper off.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

3) Use a damp paper towel to lightly dampen the surface of your wood slice–this will help the wood accept the stain from the Mohawk Ultra Mark marker evenly.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

4) Prepare your Ultra Mark marker for use by pressing down on the tip until stain fully covers the tip and begins to flow out.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

5) Now you are ready to stain!  Note that I do NOT recommend using rubbing stain for this step because it will bleed under the edges of your sticker or vinyl.  The Ultra Mark marker allows you to have very good control over the stain.  Plus, the Ultra Mark markers contain light-fast pigments that seal, stain and finish all in one step.  Use light, even strokes of the marker. Depress the tip as needed to keep the flow of the stain even.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

6) When your stain dries (it dries very quickly), peel off your vinyl or stickers.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

7) Finally, attach a small screw eye to the top of your ornament and add baker's twine or ribbon so that you can hang it up and enjoy!

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

Steps for DIY Wooden Ornaments Method #2:

 

Repeat steps 1 through 4 outlined above.

5) Now you are ready to stain! Using your Mohawk Ultra Mark marker, begin making dots around the edge of your vinyl or stickers.  Heavily concentrate your dots around the edges of the letters.  As you work your way outward, make your dots less concentrated.  You can use 1 color or multiple colors.  I used 1 color (nutmeg).

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

6) After your stain dries, peel off your letters and attach a screw eye to the top of your ornament and hang with baker's twine or ribbon.

That's it!  Aren't these DIY wooden ornaments easy and absolutely gorgeous?!  I love them!

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

OMG, I love, love, love these DIY wooden ornaments and they look so easy to make! I'm definitely going to make some of these handmade ornaments to give as Christmas gifts this year.

 

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