How to: Make Giant Wood Veneer Christmas Ornament Decorations

By: Lexy.b.ward Dec 12, 2013

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating the Christmas tree. I just love vintage ornaments and I scour flea markets every holiday season to add to my Shiny Brite collection. We won't have the space for a big Christmas tree this year, so I decided to make some oversized ornaments from wood veneer to hang on the wall instead!        

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1. Supplies:

  • Birch wood veneer sheets
  • scissors
  • bakers twine
  • pen
  • dinner plate
  • silver glitter paper
  • glitter washi tape
  • hot glue gun (not pictured)

2. Draw ornament shape on wood veneer. This can be an onion, a simple circle, or elegant drop. Tip: To get the perfect circle, trace a dinner plate directly onto the wood veneer!

3. Cut out your shapes with scissors. Cut carefully, as wood veneer can tear easily down the grain.

4. Admire your perfect circle.

5. Using a hot glue gun, attach a piece of foam core to the back of your ornaments. This will give it some stability allowing you to store these ornaments year after year! 

6. Accessorize! Add glitter, ribbon, gold leaf, or in this case, glitter tape! I followed the stripe design of a vintage ornament from our Christmas tree.

7. Lay the tape flat and make sure each piece is secure.

8. Trim the edges of the tape so that they are round to match the ornament.

9. Assemble the ornaments. Trim a piece of baker's twine to your desired length. Hot glue one end to the top of the ornament and place a square of the silver glitter paper on top. 

I hung the ornaments using neon pink washi tape to keep things nice and colorful. These festive ornaments would be perfect to use in a cluster for a holiday photo backdrop! 

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas?

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