Christmas tree ornaments made with wood pieces

These little ornaments are really fun to make and would be a great project to do with your kids. I purchased the wood pieces in the floral department of Hobby Lobby but I think you can also get them at Wal mart or Michaels. I made one for each of my family members to take home.


  • 1 bag of wood pieces
  • scrapbook paper
  • ribbon
  • thin twine or cord
  • glitter

Step 1.

Cut out tree shape from scrapbook paper. Cut another piece for the back of each tree.


Step 2.

Apply glue to tree and start putting wood pieces on until tree is covered.


Step 3.

Thin out some glue by adding a little bit of water and then paint it on the wood pieces. I left a few dry here and there so that I could apply some green glitter after the translucent glitter dried.  To do this just take a fine brush and cover the ones that were left dry with glue and then shake some glitter on them. The glitter will only stick to the wet spots .


Step 4.

Cut a piece of ribbon that is long enough to wrap around the tree and glue it at the back as shown.  I printed up the names of all my family members on fabric paper and glued it on top of the ribbon. You could also use plain paper if you don’t have fabric paper.


Step 5.

Glue a bow made from twine and glue it on the front of the tree. Make a loop of twine and glue it to the back. Cover the back with a piece of contrasting paper. I wrote the date on the back of mine.




About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.