By Olivia Kanaley
One of my favorite ways to celebrate at Christmas is making new ornaments for the tree, like these painted wooden ones. What I love about these is is that they’re simple enough to whip up in one evening but sturdy enough to last for years to come. We chose a palette of neons and bold hues but you can make these any color combo you want to complement your home.
Keep reading to see how to make them…
Step 1: Start with an unfinished wood ball. For a different look you can give it a base coat of paint first.
Step 2: Tape off half the ornament. Be sure to tape in the same direction as the grain to minimize bleed-through.
Step 3: Apply a coat of acrylic paint (starting with lighter colors works best). When dry, remove tape.
Step 5: Apply paint to the taped off area. When dry, remove tape.
Step 7: Insert the screw eye into the hole, and hand tighten. If desired you can apply a bit of white glue to secure it.
Step 8: Thread a 7″ length of ribbon through the screw eye and knot at the top. Now you’re ready to trim the tree!
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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