These DIY Christmas ornaments are fun and easy to make. All we need is a little bit of paint, some plain precut wood ornaments, and loads of imagination. Our Girl Scout Troop is gearing up for the upcoming Craftapalooza where we plan to set up a booth all our own. This is our first time participating in something like this (so far, it has only been cookie sales to raise funds for the troop and for Girl Scouts) and all the girls are totally excited about this. With just a vague idea of what to expect (since we have never even been to one of these events before), we picked these ornaments as our DIY to-sell items. We have spent the last couple of meetings in a flurry of colors and joyous sounds. Some of the girls manage to get more paint on themselves (and each other) than the ornaments, but in the end, they all are totally enthused throughout the meeting and have made many ornaments already. As you can see in the picture below, more than ornaments got painted:)
For the actual pieces, we had two different types of wood 0rnaments to work with. One of the dads graciously sawed and sanded wood pieces from tree branches in their backyard, and the girls drilled holes in them (pictured above with the gold background and pink hearts). The second base material we worked with was unfinished wood ornaments that I ordered from Amazon (pictured to the left)
All the girls came armed with brushes and sharpies, as well as acrylic paints, and as I mentioned before, loads of enthusiasm and creativity. We primed the ornaments with white or lighter shade paints and then got on to designing on them. These are totally fun to make and hopefully easy to sell at our Craftapalooza event soon.
For the one pictured above, I used brass colored spray paint on a few of them and then used pink sharpies to write on. It was fun and easy-peasy!
Here are a few pictured below (made by the girls and their siblings, ranging in age from 7 to 12) and these need an additional coating of clear varnish.
My question to the readers: Will you buy these ornaments? Do let me know in the comments.. And which one might be your pick among the ones pictured? Maybe if a couple turn out to be favorites here, we should make more of them… 🙂
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