If you’re looking for a unique and personal way to decorate your Christmas tree this year, why not make some decoupage Christmas ornaments?
Decoupaging or decoupage is the art of cutting and pasting with mod podge.
It’s a simple craft that anyone can do without requiring special skills.
The great thing about decoupage is that you can use just about any medium to create your masterpiece, including newspapers, magazines, fabric, wrapping paper, and even photos.
I’ve even included beautiful vintage-style printables to help you get started and they are FREE!
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Supplies Needed to Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
- Mod Podge
- Foam Brush
- Free Vintage Christmas Printables
- DecoArt Dimensional Texture Paste
- DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint – Everlasting
- Snowy Glitter
- Paper Cutter
- Wood Ornaments for Crafts – I made over a set I received in the Decocrated Winter Subscription Box (save with my code CRAFTYMOM15)
How to Decoupage Christmas Ornaments
Step 1. Paint the wood ornaments
Use a foam brush to paint the wood ornaments with white paint. I used chalk paint but you can use any white paint. Let dry.
I’ve had readers ask why you have to paint before decoupaging an ornament and the reason is the image that you are using will show up so much better on a white background.
I’ve tried it both ways and the painted backdrop makes for a much brighter design.
Step 2. Cut your printables or images
Once the paint has dried, you want to add your images.
My Christmas mantel is decorated with pops of pink with a nostalgic feel so I am using Christmas printables with the same vintage style.
Simply cut your images to fit the size of your ornaments.
You can use so many things to decorate your ornaments.
If you are a regular visitor here, you know I LOVE decoupage crafts.
Here are some helpful tips and tutorials.
What Materials Can You Use to Decoupage?
- Specialty Decoupage Paper
- Laser-printed photos
- Book Pages
- Beautiful Napkins for Decoupage
- Sheet music
Here Are a Few of my Most Popular Decoupage Projects:
- How to Decoupage with Napkins
- How to Decoupage on Glass
- How to Make Buffalo Check Plates with Mod Podge
- How to Decoupage with Mod Podge on Soap
For more traditional Christmas printables that are perfect for ornaments, try these little red truck Christmas printables.
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Step 3. Add mod podge
Cover the ornament with a layer of mod podge. I like to use foam brushes. They are cheap and work great!
Step 4. Attach image
Place the image onto the ornament and press lightly to adhere.
A super helpful tip for decoupage is to use plastic wrap to secure the image and remove any wrinkles.
Step 5. Add dimensional effects and glitter
To take my handmade ornaments to the next level I added a border of dimensional effects and glitter to give them a snowy look.
Simply use a craft stick or paintbrush to add a border of dimensional effect, then sprinkle snowy glitter on while it is still wet.
Everything is always better with a little sparkle!
Step 6. Add ribbon for hanging
The last step is to add a ribbon or twine for hanging. These beautiful ornaments can also be used as an extra embellishment on a gift.
The recipient can hang it on their tree after they open their present.
I can’t decide which one is my favorite, but this sweet little truck may be it:
Here is another ornament I made using the bottom from a tin can planter shown HERE.
I hope you enjoyed these pretty decoupage Christmas ornaments! The possibilities are endless with this holiday craft.
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