I have recently shared that I am looking to create a rustic, beachy Christmas this year in our new home as our old decorations aren’t going to fit in with our brand new colour scheme. That is why when I saw my friend Jennifer’s post on Facebook about these rustic tree ornaments she was making, I fell in love. The images she shared were beautiful and I know from following her on FB, that she is quite talented in the DIY and “upcycling” department.
Not only did I want some for myself (I’m buying four) I wanted to know how she did it. I figured that if I was curious, there were probably a lot more people who would be curious too. Jennifer has graciously agreed to share a ‘how-to’ for us so that we can make our own or perhaps just gain some inspiration to get out and discover ways to “upcycle” what is right in our own backyards.
There has never been a better time to do so as rustic, shabby-chic and natural elements design is right on trend.
Please “meet” Jennifer and learn how to make these beautiful, rustic wood ornaments.
JENNIFER’S DIY RUSTIC WOODEN ORNAMENTS
Hello! My name is Jennifer and I’m a habitual recycler and upcycler of just about anything I can get my hands on! I love to create and repurpose items that I often find curbside or in my backyard.
These simple DIY Rustic Wooden Ornaments are no exception; they’re made from branches from my yard that came down in a windstorm a few weeks ago. The steps are simple and the tools required are minimal:
- Branches (mine were 2 – 2.5” in diameter)
- Wood-burning tool (I use one from Lee Valley)
- Circulating chop saw or table saw (I use The Mister’s)
- Hand drill
- Decorative ribbon
- Cut branches 1/4” thick, sand away any rough pieces
- Drill a small hole in the pieces (for ribbon)
- Draw your pattern onto the wood pieces (I did rustic trees)
- Using your wood-burning tool, trace pattern on each piece
- Repeat for each ornament
- String with ribbon and hang!
THE FINISHED PROJECT
These ornaments make great personalized gifts! Be creative…get outside and see what you can find to re-purpose. How inspiring!
PIN FOR LATER
If you like Jennifer’s rustic ornaments and would like to save it for later, here is a fun image that you can use to Pin!
Thank you Jennifer for sharing your how-to and for this wonderful inspiration as we head into the holiday season.