Hey there! I am so excited to share my first Christmas decor for the year!
A very easy, thrifty and CUTE, wooden Christmas ornament It’s perfect to hang from the tree, a door knob or even a fun teacher’s gift! Here’s how you can make your own!
I purchased 3 unfinished wooden blocks and 3 packages of chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby. If you wait until these items are 40% off you can get a real steal
I also purchased one package of Finial Dowel Caps in the unfinished wood section of Hobby Lobby as well.
To start, I used a favorite of ours, Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain on the finial caps and the wooden blocks.
Paint one coat on with a foam brush…
and wipe away with a cloth after 5 minutes.
While the stain dries, we have time to pretty up the chipboard letters!
I chose the new Glitter spray paint by Rust-Oleum in silver! It is soooooo pretty and is available in red, gold and silver!
I chose to use the word ‘JOY’ for my ornament and wanted a letter on each side of every cube, so… you see above I have 4 j’s, o’s and y’s. I sprayed 2 coats of glitter making sure to let each coat dry before the next.
While the glitter is drying, you can drill holes into the blocks. I used 4-ply jute (also available at Hobby Lobby) and matched a drill-bit to the thickness.
Using my 18-Volt Ryobi drill, I pre-drilled a hole in each block, from top to bottom (don’t worry, no granite was hurt in this process)
Our letters are now dry so, flip them over and squeeze a little hot glue on the back and place one letter on each side of each cube.
Starting with the last letter (y), thread the jute through each cube. It helps to twist as you thread to keep the jute from unraveling
tie a knot at the end and cut the excess jute…
apply hot glue to the finial cap…
and cover the knot
Make a loop, for hanging, at the top of the ornament. Tie and knot and cut away the excess! That’s IT!
I hope you all love it!!
Thanks so much ~ Ashley:)