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DIY Vintage Style Wood Christmas Ornaments

December 5, 2016 by Scott - Saws on Skates

Happy Holidays friends! Have you busted your holiday budget? Need an easy and economical gift for neighbors, teachers, coworkers or anyone on your gift list? Well, you’re in luck, today I’m sharing an easy and budget friendly DIY project. That’s right, today inexpensive rosettes become vintage style DIY Christmas ornaments!

Inspired by vintage glass ornaments, cheap wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments with the use of metallic and glitter paints. The ideas are endless! So easy and they make great gifts!

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Last year I shared plans for stocking holders inspired by West Elm and made entirely with scrap wood. This year I wanted to share a new holiday project that was easy to put together, inexpensive and would make a great gift. For inspiration, I drew on my love of vintage Christmas decorations… bottle brush trees, glittery putz houses and shiny glass ornaments.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Do you remember a few months ago I shared plans for a DIY chippy paint rosette candle holder on Domestically Speaking? If you missed it, I mentioned a buddy had given me some wood rosettes that he never used. I had them kicking around my shop for years until I used a few for the candle holder.

Inspired by vintage glass ornaments, cheap wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments with the use of metallic and glitter paints. The ideas are endless! So easy and they make great gifts!

When I looked at the center of the rosette, I thought, “hey, this looks like the center of a vintage glass Christmas ornament!” The trouble with glass ornaments is they are so fragile, but wood DIY Christmas ornaments would be virtually indestructible. Plus, they would be great for people with kiddos and pets.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

These are great for decorating your own tree, but they’re quick to make, so they are also great for gift giving. To make it even more of a gift, I created a small gift tray from scrap plywood. Between the inexpensive rosettes and the scrap wood gift tray this makes for a really budget friendly gift.

Inspired by vintage glass ornaments, cheap wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments with the use of metallic and glitter paints. The ideas are endless! So easy and they make great gifts!

Below is the easy to make plan for the gift tray. Please skate over to Domestically Speaking where I’ll show you how easy it is to transform wood rosettes into vintage style DIY Christmas ornaments!

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

DIY Christmas Ornaments Gift Tray Plan

Supplies
1/4″ scrap plywood – 1-1/2″ wide and about 24″ long
1/2″ scrap plywood – 2-3/4″ x 4″
1/2″ pin nails
Wood glue
Painter’s tape
Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain – Dark Walnut

Tools
Stanley FatMax Tape Measure
Miter Saw
Table saw
Hammer or Pin nailer

Step 1. Make the Bottom. Cut a 1/2″ piece of plywood to 2-3/4″ x 4″.

Step 2. Make the Sides. Rip a 1/4″ piece of plywood to 1-1/2″. You’ll need a total of about 24″ – you’ll have some extra.

Step 3. Attach the Sides. Cut a 45 degree angle on one end of a side piece. Place against the bottom, mark the other end and cut a 45 degree angle.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Test fit and adjust if necessary.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Apply glue to the bottom.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Place the side and attach using 1/2″ pin nails.

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Cut a 45 degree angle on one end of a side piece, place it against the 45 degree angle of the side you just installed, mark the other end and cut a 45 degree angle. Test fit and adjust if necessary.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Place the side you just installed on your workbench and attach a piece of painter’s tape.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Place the side you just cut against the installed side and press against the painter’s tape.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Apply glue to the bottom and the miter cut.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Fold the side and attach using 1/2″ pin nails. Repeat for the remaining side.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

For the last side, cut a 45 degree angle on one end, place against the 45 degree angles of the installed sides, make a mark and cut a 45 degree angle. Test fit and adjust if necessary. Apply glue and attach using 1/2″ pin nails. Check out my miter cuts made easy post for more help with miter cuts.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

Step 4. Finish the Tray. Sand and apply a coat of dark walnut stain.

Wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments. So easy and they make great gifts!

How easy is that? Great for your tree or as a gift! Don’t forget to skate over to Domestically Speaking to check out how to turn wood rosettes into vintage DIY Christmas ornaments. Please share some pics when you make them. I’d love to see the colors you choose!

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Inspired by vintage glass ornaments, cheap wood rosettes are transformed into DIY Christmas ornaments with the use of metallic and glitter paints. The ideas are endless! So easy and they make great gifts!


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