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Round Birch Wood Ornaments

By: Dear Creatives
December 4, 2015

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Round Birch Wood Ornaments
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When it comes to the holidays I love making ornaments to hang in the windows and on Christmas trees. Americana Acrylic paints, Craft Twinkles glitter and pretty ribbons are always my go to supplies for ornament making. I spotted these Birch Tags and other supplies at Michael's Crafts and knew they would be the beginning of my ornaments for this year. This is a project the kids could help you paint. Let's get started.

Items needed:

  • Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylics 2oz - Red Barn
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Sour Apple
  • Craft Twinkles 2oz - Silver
  • Dazzling Metallics 2oz - Shimmering Silver
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Royal Fuchsia
  • Americana Acrylics 2oz - Bubblegum Pink
  • Round Birch Tags
  • Floral Accent Pieces
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue

Instructions:

Gather all your supplies. I decided to use a mix of traditional and non traditional holiday colors.

Instruction #1 - Americana Paints -1
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For this ornament project I wanted it to have a primitive or rustic look when finished. These birch tags were perfectly cut, but misshapen and had loose bark edges.

Instruction #2 - Birch Tags
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Start out by painting each birch round on one side. Let dry and flip to the other side. When both sides are done. Paint the edges of the bark all the way around with twinkles glitter. Let dry.

Instruction #3 - Painting birch rounds different acrylic paint colors
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Next cut floral accents to measure half way round your birch round. Warm up your hot glue gun.

Instruction #4 - Cutting Ashland Floral Accents
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Spot glue the floral accent with a big dab of glue hot glue. Carefully hold outer side of floral accent in place until dry. I also use tweezers for this part and highly recommend using them if you have them available. Repeat this step for each ornament.

Instruction #5 - Hot Glue floral accent hold in place until dry
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Next measure about 8 inches of holiday ribbon. I used a gingham cotton ribbon with deer print. Hot glue inside of folded over frayed edge into place. Important to use tweezers for this part! Repeat step for other end of ribbon. 

Hot glue folded edges together creating a loop for the ornament. Create one for each ornament.

Instruction #6 - Hot glue folded edges together creating a loop for the ornament
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I am showing this laid out only because I couldn't photograph and do the steps. Take Cinnamon stick attach to top ornament where the floral accents are, let dry. Next glue ribbon to back of cinnamon stick. It will look like above but, attached to ornament.

Instruction #7 - Take Cinnamon stick attach to ornament and glue ribbon to back of cinnamon stick
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Paint Twinkles Glitter to rustic forest accents and let dry. Next hot glue a rustic forest accent to the bottom of each ornament. (This could be optional depending on taste) You could also use a tiny bell, pinecone or other accent.

Instruction #8 - Side view 2 81
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You can see the twinkles make the sides and bottom accent piece sparkle in the sunlight. It will do the same with tree lights.

Instruction #9 - View from side to see twinkles glitter IMG 6246
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I'm making a few more sets of these ornaments with the other colors too. I hope you enjoy making your own.

Instruction #10 - Holiday Oranments option 2 IMG 6245
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Be sure to visit Dear Creatives  for more projects and to learn more about Theresa.

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