DIY Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments
I can’t stop with the DIY ornaments, I suppose. I shared a series of 7 DIYs for clear bulb ornaments recently (here’s the first one with links to all the rest at the end of the post!), and today I’m sharing DIY paint stirrer Christmas tree ornaments.
We were doing our usual weekend Home Depot/Lowe’s run with Tootie last weekend when I got the idea for these ornaments. The nice guy at the paint station gave her two paint stirrers to wave around (which she did, at everyone for the remainder of the visit) and the idea just popped into my head to make something with them. As one does. So I settled on little Christmas tree ornaments.
Here’s what I used:
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- Paint stirrers
- Dremel and small saw blade attachment
- Fine-grit sandpaper
- Wood glue
- Measuring tape, straight edge, pencil
- Craft paint (I used DecoArt paints in black and white) and small paintbrush
- Drill (we have this one) and drill bit big enough for an ornament hook to fit through
And here’s how I made DIY Paint Stirrer Christmas Tree Ornaments.
(Remember to wear a mask and eye protection while sanding and working with wood. Follow the directions and warnings from your particular brand. Do not use any tools without proper training, precautions, and supervision. Read my full disclaimer here.)
Step 1: First I cut a small “tree trunk” piece from another paint stirrer (you could also use a Popsicle stick) and glued that down on three paint sticks like so.
Step 2: Once the wood glue was dry, I took a straight edge and drew two diagonal lines to make a tree shape. I cut along those lines to form the tree shape. (I do not recommend using something higher powered like a miter/chop saw since these are small and you would have to get your fingers pretty close to the blade!)
Step 3: After using the fine-grit sandpaper to polish up the surface, any glue, and any splintery edges, I used craft paint to paint the trunks.
Guys. Paint stirrers are free, and you probably have some laying around your house or garage if you’re a DIYer. Make thyself some Christmas tree ornaments!
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