After weeks of fun Christmas projects, crafts, cricut ideas… it’s finally time for fun Christmas ornaments! I absolutely love Christmas trees and coming up with fun ornaments are the best part of the season.
This year, I thought we’d do a quick and fun Christmas ornament project. This one is inexpensive and only takes a couple of minutes per ornament. Which is my absolute favorite part of the whole project. The best part? If you’re looking for even more ornament ideas you can look through any of the other fun projects down below!
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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!
Step 1: Add Your Nails
The very first step is to add your little nails into your wood slice. It’s easiest to do simple shapes like a star or present… maybe a little Christmas tree! String art can be pretty complicated but with little wood slices you lose the space to do larger string art.
If you’re not sure where to put the nails go ahead and sketch your shapes onto the wood with a pencil… then add all of your nails onto the wood slice. Just make sure not to push the nails through the back of the wood slice… and if you accidentally go through the wood slice just pull the nail back through!
Step 2: Tie Your Yarn to a Nail
Now it’s time to tie your yarn onto the first nail. This is very simple… simply tie your yarn onto a nail! Trim down the tail making sure that you’re close enough to the knot that there won’t be any bits of yarn peeking out.
Before you move onto the next step make sure to pull on the yarn to double check that the knot will hold. Sometimes that pesky yarn will slip right out of the knot!
Step 3: Wind Your Yarn
Now’s the fun part… winding the yarn! Make sure to go around the outside before hitting the inside of the little shape. Just keep going around and around the little nails and push down the yarn every so often so that the little nails are covered up.
Just keep winding the yarn around and around making sure to watch the pattern in the yarn so that it looks nice when you’re done! Once you’ve filled up all of the nails go ahead and tie off the yarn on an inconspicuous nail making sure to cut off the tail of the yarn so that it doesn’t show.
Step 4: Add a Bit of Yarn to the Back
We are so close to finished with our little yarn ornament project! All we need to do now is add a bit of yarn to the back of our little wood slice so that we can hang it on the tree. You can use a bit of hot glue or just add an extra nail to the back so you have a place to tie your loop.
Now hang your ornaments on the tree and enjoy!