Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Color-Pop Striped Ornament Trees

DIY Color-pop tree ornaments

This holiday season, a group of Curbly contributors and editors got together to create a series of DIY ornament projects. We'll be sharing our creations each day this week.   

For the first inaugural Curbly Ornament Challenge we wanted to do something colorful and simple. After seeing these unfinished wood pine trees at a craft store, we were inspired to create a stripey, colorful forest.

Here's what you'll need to make your own:

Tree ornament supplies
  • A few wooden craft pine trees. We found ours at Michael's, but here's a similar set.
  • Acrylic paint. We used Martha Stewart's acrylic paint in the following colors: Gold, Deep Sea, Caribbean Blue, Spring Pasture, Party Streamer and Wedding Cake 
  • Paint brush
  • Eye hook
  • Hanger

We played around with the order of paint on my trees, using gold, white, and navy blue as the bases, and decided to have only one pop of color on each tree.

Painting the color pop tree ornaments

Once your paint dries, simply screw an eye hook to the top of your tree and add a hanger.  

If you like this project, please help us by sharing on Pinterest! Here's an image just for that:

DIY Color-pop tree ornaments

What are your favorite DIY ornament ideas? Share them in the comments!


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alicia on Dec 09, 2014:

Thanks, Chris!

Chris Gardner on Dec 09, 2014:

Yes! I love these. Looks like the makings of a festive Christmas-y crafternoon. I'll bring the candy canes.

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