I love Christmas crafts, and I love quick crafts, so when the holiday edition of Craft Lightning came around, of course I was IN! I’m on a mission to make a bazillion Christmas ornaments this year, so that was my project of choice. And there are so many ways to make a fast ornament!
- Wooden Christmas shapes
- Embellishments (optional)
- Eye screws
Start with wooden cutouts of Christmas-y shapes. I found mine at a thrift shop for 19 cents each and they look like they were traced and cut our by hand, but you can also find similar wooden shapes at most craft stores.
Paint the shapes with a very basic paint job – don’t worry about too much detail, just give each one blocks of color to define the basic parts of each shape. Some shapes, like the heart, will only need one solid color!
Once the paint dries, it’s time to add some details! On the heart, I decided to add some washi tape around the edge. I chose some tape that had a folk art inspired look with assorted snowflakes, and sealed it to the wood with a coat of Mod Podge.
For the other shapes, I used a Sharpie to add some details. I added just enough details to give each shape a little more definition. You can add as much or as little detail as you like!
To hang the ornaments, screw an eye screw into the top of each shape and add a loop of ribbon for hanging.
These cute, simple ornaments will make a great addition to your tree, and would also make great gifts. Give them on their own, or tie one into the bow of a Christmas present for an extra bonus gift!