Monday, November 16, 2015

12 Days of Ornaments - Day #3

Welcome Back to 12 Days of Ornaments! It's Day 3!!!
We have a fun and easy ornament tutorial 

to share with you today!

Decorative Wood Ornament
By: Rhonda Merry

Ornament Supplies:
Kaiser Kraft Wood Ornaments
A Variety of patterned papers 
(I used Simple Stories- Claus & Co.)
Scissors, Quick dry tacky glue, 
Coordinating ink colors for paper edges,
Coordinating ribbons, 
2” round paper punches or die cuts
Sticker Numbers, Flourish die cuts or stickers,
Clear gems/bling,
Hairy Twine or Bakers Twine, 
Brown & Green paint
Paint brush
Chipboard or corrugate
Scallop border punch

How to:

First paint the edges of the wood tree green and the tree trunk, brown. (Paint the back side of tree if you plan on only decorating one side of tree.)

Make a template of your trees.  I used a flat chipboard for the straight cut tree and a heavier corrugate for the shaped tree for a dimensional look. Cut two if you would like to decorate both sides of trees.  Or make sure the back of your wood ornament is painted if you plan on only decorating one side.

Now start building your paper pieces to cover tree. 
Ink the edges of papers that will lay on tree.

I laid down the bottom piece first. Then layered the top two and added the scalloped piece last. (Scalloping the paper is optional but I thought is added some interest to the tree.)

Trim sides of tree and ink around the rest of the tree.
Add twine hanger and adhere chipboard piece onto wood tree using quick dry tacky glue.

Next decorate with your favorite circle punch or die cuts.  
Add the “25” and a ribbon as shown. 

To complete the Second tree, cut chipboard or corrugat template into three sections and trim up bottom edges to fit wood ornament.

Cut printed paper strips approximately 2” wide 
and scallop bottom edges.
Trim three sides of tree section leaving the scalloped 
edge to overhang bottom.

Add twine hanger to wood ornament. Ink all edges and adhere to wood tree, then decorate.

I used some printed Christmas words but sticker sheets from Christmas lines would also work great. Add some bling and a flourish using stickers or dies.

Layering some ribbon trim under the 
sentiment to add some interest.

 Thanks for joining us today! 
Come by and see these adorable tree ornaments 
in person and gather up all the supplies
 to create them at The Little Blue House!!
Happy Crafting,
Rhonda Merry
Our Day 2 Ornament Winner is.....
Ashley Smyrniotis

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How many Christmas Trees do you put up in your house?


  1. I am lucky to get one small tree up in my house.. but get to help put up my daughters big tree this year.. cannot wait.. Love your Tree gift Tags Rhonda....

  2. I actually put up 5 trees in my home-but only one BIG one. The others are small, table top trees. Super cute ornament!

  3. Rhonda, your trees are so cute! I love what you did with both of them and it would be hard for me to decide which one I like the best.
    I've simplified and now only put up one really big tree and 2 small tabletop trees for my Grandchildren.

  4. Depends on the amount of time I have. We have put up as many as 5 but usually 2-3 trees. The mor the Merrier!

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    1. Depends on the year but I've had as many as 4. 1 big one and 3 smaller.

  6. Cute ornament Ms. Rhonda! I have four trees in the main living area, one in my studio, and five more that are on the smaller side. Decorating trees is one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

  7. Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree!
    Thy leaves are so unchanging.

  8. Cute ornament and my kind of tree. I used to do a huge tree but now the kids our out of the house and the grandkids are out of state. I may or may not do a tree this year.

  9. I need some of these pretty papers. Great tutorial!


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