I love making Christmas ornaments. And I love making things from wood. So when I think of a craft project that combines the two I am in my element. Add some glitter to make a sparkly Christmas ornament for your tree and it’s a winner. When my over 50 blogging group decided to get together to share our Christmas ideas I had to jump on it. Their posts are on the bottom so be sure to look at them. You will be inspired, we are a talented group.
I pulled out the miter saw and cut 4 pieces of wood about 3 inches square.
Turn the piece of wood so it is like a diamond shape and drill a hole at the top
Use white craft paint or any white paint you have handy and paint the pieces of wood. I painted the front, back, and sides. I made two ornaments the same way. Spread the Mod Podge on one side of the piece of wood. Carefully place the doily on top, making sure to have the hole visible. Then apply Mod Podge on the sides and smooth the doily down.
While that dries work on the other two pieces of wood. Brush Mod Podge on the top of the wood. Place the doily on top but don’t press down on it. Sprinkle the gold glitter on the wood. Remove the doily and repeat on the other piece. Let dry. I usually clean or do my exercises.
Here are the basic things to do. Cut a piece of sparkly scrapbook paper to fit the back all 4 pieces of wood. Make 4 bows from the wired ribbon. Cut 4 pieces of the gold cord.
So for the two pieces with the doily on top, I just painted the glitter crystal craft paint on top. Once it dries, thread a piece of the gold cord through the hole and knot it. Then hot glue the knot. Hot glue the bow hot glue to hide the knot. You will notice there are little pieces of doily sticking out at the corners. Once the Mod Podge is dry I cut the points off with the utility knife. After that, I painted the top with sparkle paint.
For the pieces that have the glitter on the tops, I did one with “Joy” stenciled on the top of the board. Use the copper craft paint.
Cut a piece of the wire ribbon to go around the sides. Brush Mod Podge on the sides and put the ribbon on, press down. You may need to put a dab of hot glue at the edge of the ribbon to make sure it sticks. Of course, thread the cord through the drilled hole and glue the bow to hide the glued knot.
On the final piece of wood, I applied Mod Podge to the 4 sides and sprinkled the glitter on it. Once it dried I used a stencil sponge brush and pounced copper paint in a random pattern on top of the glitter. The final step is to hot glue the scrap paper stars in various sizes to the top. I cut the stars out with my Cuddlebug.
Glue the paper to the back for a nice finish on all the pieces of wood.
And that is all there is to making a sparkly Christmas Ornament for your tree. Don’t you love handcrafted ornaments that you can make with friends and family? And please be sure to check out all of the fabulous Christmas ideas my blogging buddies are sharing. You will find all sorts of wonderful things to inspire you.
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Materials and Supplies
3”x3” piece of wood White craft paint or other white paint
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