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How To Decoupage Christmas Ornaments With Free Printables

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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!

decoupage Christmas ornaments

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Supplies Needed to Decoupage Christmas Ornaments

wood ornaments before painting

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.

deco art white chalk paint

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.

painting wooden ornaments white

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.

cut printables for Christmas ornaments

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?

Here Are a Few of my Most Popular Decoupage Projects:

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!

mod podge and foam brush

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. 

adding dimensional effects to ornaments

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!

add ribbon to ornaments

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.

handmade decoupage ornaments

I can’t decide which one is my favorite, but this sweet little truck may be it:

vintage handmade ornament

Here is another ornament I made using the bottom from a tin can planter shown HERE.

tin can ornament

I hope you enjoyed these pretty decoupage Christmas ornaments! The possibilities are endless with this holiday craft.

decoupage ornaments hanging on the tree

I’d love it if you would PIN the below image:

DIY decoupage Christmas ornaments

Wait…take a look at some reader-favorite DIY Christmas ornaments here!

Handmade DIY Christmas Ornaments

Enjoy even more handmade ornaments here!

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Claudia House

Monday 13th of November 2023

I would love to download the free printables for decoupage little red truck and christmas tree ornaments. But I can't find a link


Tuesday 14th of November 2023

I sent you an email with the direct link. Enjoy!

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