Craft · Fun

Handmade Woodland Christmas Ornaments

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I was excited to create some homemade Christmas ornaments this year and I’m pretty pleased at how they turned out. I initially wanted to display my drawings on a thicker piece of wood, but opted out and bought a four pack of plywood discs. You can purchase these discs at any craft store near you.

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Cheers to crafting with glitter! Beware that the glitter will end up anywhere, everywhere and book a vacay all up your business for the next few days. I noticed a piece on my son’s forehead hours after I completed the project. ‘You’re Welcome’ for the heads up!

So, I began by drawing the calligraphy with a pencil before filling in with a Sharpie pen. I was going to use an acrylic paint pen, but it bled a lot within the plywood cracks (a regular Sharpie marker does this as well). Best to stick with the thin Sharpie pen.

Once my doodling was complete, it was drill time…

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I created a small hole with a drill bit (exact diameter was 5/32). Since it’s plywood, the other side of the disc cracks a bit…no worries though, everything remains in one piece.

Brace yourself for the next step.

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*Glitter Time*

I used a glue stick on the back to avoid clumpiness and to speed up the drying process. Once I had the glue as even as I could, I placed glitter in a tupperware box and shook it back and forth until the entire back was shimmering with sparkles. I used hemp string to hang the finished ornament and TA-DA! My dream of a woodland themed tree for this year was a success!

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*The Deer: I had a deer stamp and then colored in with a Sharpie marker and Sharpie pen.

Cheers to finding glitter in your underwear in the morning!

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