Handmade Ornaments & Tags
You can use these wooden ornaments as a colorful garnish on your tree or a decorative addition to a friend's gift. Add them as a tag and your friend can enjoy the ornament for years to come!
I purchased these round and nicely sanded pieces from a vendor on Amazon. You can always cut a limb from your backyard and slice the pieces yourself. It is worthwhile to sand to a smooth finish. You will get better color coverage.
The pieces of wood are ~2.5 inches in diameter so I selected small images to fill the center of the ornament. The cheerful penguin is from the Brr...Friends stamp set. He is such a cute character.
The other images are from the Christmas Clothesline set. This set includes stars, mistletoe, holiday lights and small round ornaments. I really loved the look of the mistletoe stamped in Sepia. The vintage color blends with the rustic edges of the ornament.
It was quite easy to stamp on the wood pieces. I even placed them in my MISTI for perfect alignment. Remove the foam pad. The depth of the wood raises the surface to meet the photopolymer stamps. I used Versafine Ink and Prisma colored pencils. The colored pencils spread smoothly on the sanded wood finish. You can layer and blend the color as if you were coloring on paper. I even used Gamsol and a blending stump.
Once you have colored the images, you simply tie a string and your ornament is complete! I added some red ribbon to be a bit more festive! This is an easy project to share with friends. You can even stamp the wood pieces in advance and give them to your children to color or paint.
Everyone loves handmade ornaments!