I don’t have my Christmas Tree up but I am sure having a blast prepping for when we do put it up! I’ve been making decor, gifts and today I have some fun ornaments to show off!
These sweet Wood Cut Folk Art Village Ornaments are super easy to make and I think they’d be great as gift tags or present toppers too! I love the way they look like they’ve been etched but they are so much simpler than that to make. Just a little paint and some wood laminate sheets gives these wood slices their cool look.
I love the little folk art village houses on the them, and paired with the blue and green paint, I think they will look so cute on the tree!
So let’s get started! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Wood Slices – I found mine at Michaels
- Wood Sheets – (pictured below) found at Jo-Ann
- Assorted Paint colors, brush
- Jute for hanging
- Cricut Explore™
Begin by drilling a small hole at the top of the Wood Slice. Paint the top surface of each slice, up to the outer ring of the wood.
Feel free to get a little carried away and make up a bunch.
While those are drying, get out your Cricut Explore™ and your wood sheets. I used these sheets by EK Tools:
These are so cool and I can’t wait to make more with them. The package comes with 4 adhesive sheets and 4 non-adhesive. I tried to cut the little houses of the adhesive sheets and that didn’t work out great – it didn’t cut cleanly. It could have been entirely possible that I didn’t have it on the right setting, but I had much better luck with the plain sheet. If you want to use my layout you can click here (I think this link will work). I used the little folk art houses available in the Cricut store. They are so cute! Set the cut material to custom, then choose the setting for Cardstock with delicate cuts. That seemed to work the best for me.
Cut out your little houses. Peel them carefully off the mat.
Glue your pieces to the front of the wood slices. I used rubber cement because I had it on hand, but I think anything strong that you can brush on will be fine.
Knot some jute through the hole in your ornament and your ornament is all ready for hanging!
Repeat for a whole village of ornaments!
Aren’t they fun?? Have you started your Christmas crafting yet?