Friday, November 2, 2012

How to: Wood Block Christmas Ornament

This ornament might look complicated, but it's easy to make! Basic wood blocks are covered with paper, connected with eye-hooks and tied with ribbon. Read below for the full tutorial!

Crafted by Bonney
  • Three, 2"x2" wood craft blocks
  • Patterned holiday paper
  • Two burlap craft flowers
  • Six eye screws
  • 1 yard of 1/4" red ribbon
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Acrylic Craft Varnish
  • Satin finish Mod Podge
  • Scissors or Paper Trimmer
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Optional: Drop bead (single or stacked), one jump ring and beading pliers.
We used Jolee's Boutique natural burlap flower embellishments on our ornament. They come in a 2 pack and for $4.99 they are a steal!

  1. Paint the blocks in your desired color and let dry.
  2. Cut 24 pieces of paper into 1 7/8" squares. This is the fun part! Look for patterns, critters and fun designs on your paper. Choose focal pieces for the sides of the block a basic colors and patterns for the tops and bottoms.
  3. Using Mod Podge adhere your pieces of paper to the sides of your block with your clean foam brush. When the paper is in place, apply a top coat of Mod Podge to the block and let dry. Repeat for each remaining block.
  4. Once the Mod Podge is completely dry, apply a layer of varnish to all sides of the blocks. Let dry.
  5. Place a burlap flower in the center of the top of the first block and press an eye screws through the flower and into the block. Twist until secure. Repeat this process to the bottom of the third block.
  6. Secure an eye screw into the bottom of the first block, the top and bottom of the second block and the top of the third block. If you are using a drop bead, attach it to the bottom of the third block eye screw with a jump ring.
  7. Tie each block to the next with a length of ribbon long enough to tie a small bow. Use the leftover ribbon to make a loop through the top eye screw for hanging.   

You can see more of our craft tutorial from our website here. 

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