We love to make ornaments over here, and with a five year old, most of them involve a lot of glitter, paint and felt in lots of bright happy colors. Which is of course fine, and perfect for where we’re at right now.
But I found these pretty laser cut frames at Michael’s and they seemed to want a nice subdued “grown-up” treatment, so after thinking a little bit, this is what I did.
You will need:
laser cut wooden frame ornaments (I got mine at Michael’s)
a fine point pen
white card stock
1. Make a paint wash: in a little cup, mix a bit of water with a bit of paint until you get the desired level of color. For my shade of aqua, it was a small squeeze of paint with about a tablespoon of water.
2. Brush your paint wash all over both sides of the frame. Let dry.
3. Cut a small strip of card stock. I cut it in a wavy shape, just a slight little curve. Then roll the ends up like a scroll.
4. With your pen, (I used a fine point Sharpie), write a word or message on the card stock. Some of my other ones are going to say, “cheer,” “hope,” “glad tidings.”
5. Affix the paper banner to the frame with a little tacky glue once the paint is dry.
Hang on the tree and enjoy! They come with twine for hanging, but you could remove that and put ribbon or yarn or baker’s twine in it’s place.
So very easy, and very pretty! Two of my favorite qualities when it comes to a Christmas craft. :)