Hey there!  I am so excited to share my first Christmas decor for the year!

DIY Wooden Block Ornament

A very easy, thrifty and CUTE, wooden Christmas ornamentWinking smile  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 stealWinking smile


wooden finials

I also purchased one package of Finial Dowel Caps in the unfinished wood section of Hobby Lobby as well.


Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut

To start, I used a favorite of ours, Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut stain on the finial caps and the wooden blocks.


stain blocks

Paint one coat on with a foam brush…


wipe stain

and wipe away with a cloth after 5 minutes.


While the stain dries, we have time to pretty up the chipboard letters!


Rust-Oleum Glitter Spray Paint

I chose the new Glitter spray paint by Rust-Oleum in silver!  It is soooooo pretty and is available in red, gold and silver!


paint chipboard

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 processWinking smile)


attaching letter to block

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.

assemble ornament

Starting with the last letter (y), thread the jute through each cube.  It helps to twist as you thread to keep the jute from unravelingThumbs up


twine knot

tie a knot at the end and cut the excess jute…


attaching finial

apply hot glue to the finial cap…


last step

and cover the knotSmile


how to twine

Make a loop, for hanging, at the top of the ornament.  Tie and knot and cut away the excess!  That’s IT!


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I hope you all love it!!

Thanks so much ~ Ashley:)


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  1. helo
    love all the christmas ideas! im having a hard time finding the glitter rustoleum…i’ve tried hobby lobby, lowes, michaels, ac moore and joann’s. any ideas? thanks!

  2. I like to have a nice white table cloth on my dining table. I then use a beautiful mango wood round tray to transport my coffee and my breakfast. I got these gorgeous blue and off-white striped cloth napkins. It is soooooo pretty site.

  3. hi there! love all the christmas ideas! im having a hard time finding the glitter rustoleum…i’ve tried hobby lobby, lowes, michaels, ac moore and joann’s. any ideas? thanks!

  4. I think I need to hire someone like you to come deck out my house. I’m hopeless at this sort of thing. I know what I like, it just doesn’t get done! Tragic, I know. At least I can dream about someday become more adept at these things…

  5. ***LOVE*** These would also be cute for other holidays…..pastel painted blocks for Easter, red for Valentines, etc. Oh, the possibilities…lol!!!! 🙂

  6. These are adorable…love how they turned out. I was wondering where you purchased the Rustoleum Glitter Spray…I have not been able to locate any.

  7. I have found the idea for Christmas gifts this year, thanks to you, with the only difference being that I will use the grandkids names instead. Great idea!