Y’all, I just made the cutest DIY Ornaments for Christmas, and I know you will love them. They are a hot glue gun craft that’s super easy to make. The options are unlimited.
These cute Angel and Cross Christmas Ornaments are made using a hot glue gun and hand-painted with gold and white accents. They can be made in various sizes and used for gift tags as well as tree ornaments.
Even if you’re not a big crafter and shy away from DIY projects, I think you will love how easy these are to make.
In addition, this would be a great kids’ project with adult supervision because of the hot glue.
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How To Make Christmas Ornaments
This is a fun and easy Christmas ornament project, and there are various ways to do this craft. Today, I’m sharing Angel and Cross ornaments with white and gold accents applied to thin wood board ornaments. However, you can be creative with other designs and colors.
- Unfinished Wood Boards
- Ryobi Cordless Drill
- Ryobi Rotary Tool
- Ryobi Hot Glue Gun
- White Chalk Paint
- Metallic Gold Paint
Prepare your Boards
Begin by using a cordless drill to drill a hole in the top center of each board.
Then, you will want to sand or use a rotary tool to smooth the edges of the holes. Ryobi makes this easy-to-use cordless rotary tool that is convenient for small projects like this.
Finally, the last step in preparing your boards is to paint them with white chalk paint.
Draw with Hot Glue
I’m starting with the angel, beginning with a round circle and then filling in with the glue.
Then I added a body and wings.
This is all freehand, without a pattern. I also made some with crosses.
If you feel you need a pattern, you can trace one onto the wood with a pencil.
The random lines of the design is what I love about the ornaments because no two are alike.
After the hot glue is dry, you will want to remove any excess hot glue, such as glue hairs.
Then, add a second coat of white paint over the entire surface and design.
Once the white paint is dry, begin applying the metallic gold paint. You can apply as much or as little as you desire.
I like to define the hair and halo specifically with a light touch along the other raised areas of the design.
In addition, I use a dry brush technique to add touches of gold to the background of the board.
Add Wax To DIY Christmas Ornaments
To age the DIY Christmas ornaments, I added Annie Sloan Wax.
Begin by rubbing over the entire surface with clear wax. This will prevent the dark wax from grabbing and making the design darker than you want.
After the entire surface is covered with clear wax, immediately add dark wax and wipe away any excess.
Finally, buff the waxed surface with a fresh rag until the ornament is smooth.
To finish, you may want to add additional gold paint to highlight the main areas of your design. This is optional, but the extra gold helps give the color more dimension and contrast.
You can see the gold areas under the wax versus the extra swipes added afterward on this closeup view.
The Christmas Ornaments will look great on a gift package and on a Christmas tree.
The options are endless regarding the different designs and colors you can use.
These are working well with my neutral colors in the loft this year.
Easy DIY Christmas Crafts
Here are some additional DIY Christmas Crafts that are easy.
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- DIY Old Book Page Big Christmas Ornaments
- How To Make Paper Christmas Trees
- How To Upcycle Tin Cans For Christmas Lambs
- How to Make Easy Ticking Fabric Tassels
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