In case you’re looking for a fun arts and crafts project to help get the kids more involved in the holiday season—or if you’re really low on Christmas tree ornaments—you can always try whipping out these wooden slice decoupage ornaments!
Requiring only some small wooden rounds and your favorite decorative napkins, this project allows you to customize your decorations and match them to your specific decorating style. They also have the added benefit of saving you considerable money since, as we all know, store-bought ornaments are expensive by themselves. If you think this project is right for you, let’s get started on those ornaments!
Materials and Supplies
- Small wooden ornament rounds (often available with pre-drilled holes)
- Acrylic craft paint, white
- Mod Podge matte decoupage glue
- Flat paintbrush, one-inch
- Decorative holiday 2-ply patterned napkins
- Sandpaper, fine grit
- Ribbon or twine
Directions for Wooden Slice Decoupage Ornaments
- Start by painting one of the sides of a wooden ornament round with the white craft paint. It’s okay to paint this side of the wood slice right to the edge, but leaving the bark edge unpainted may provide a better, more natural look. Allow the paint time to fully dry.
- Take the decorative napkins and begin peeling the layers apart, discarding the unpatterned bottom layer. Cut out a square of the napkin’s decorative side that is slightly bigger than the wooden ornament round.
- Apply one layer of Mod Podge over the painted side. Avoid adding an especially thin layer, as this could cause the paper from the napkin to wrinkle and bubble. Gently and smoothly lay the napkin square onto the Mod Podge, smoothing out bubbles that may have snuck in there. Allow the Mod Podge time to fully dry.
- Using the sandpaper, gently remove excess paper—making the decorative pattern round as well—and smooth out the wood’s edges.
- Seal the wooden ornament round with an additional layer of Mod Podge, letting it dry completely before moving on.
- Add a strand of ribbon or twine that will allow the ornament to hang from a Christmas tree branch. You’ll require a pointed object for making a hole in the wood round if it doesn’t already have a predrilled hole.
From here, you can make as many of these mini ornaments as you see fit. Any children in the house would likely get a kick out of this project, given it takes little time and few steps and makes the tree decoration process all the more fun. Either way, enjoy your wooden slice decoupage ornaments!
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