Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oval Shaped Wood Handpainted Ornaments

How to make handpainted ornaments with any word or lettering.

diy handpainted oval ornaments with town name

I made them two different ways:

diy handpainted oval ornaments with town name

Just in time for the Christmas Fair.

diy handpainted oval ornaments with town name

Below are the step by step instructions to make handpainted ornaments using any word you desire.

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Step 1: Paint the background color.  (I used an off white.)

Step 2: Print out words / letters in desired font and size to fit oval wood shape.

Step 3: Center the printout over the wood shape and trace the letters with a ball point pen.  Use heavy pressure to create an indent in the wood.

Step 4: Use a fine brush to paint on and inside the indent.

Step 5: Drill two holes for twine using 7/16" bit in a dremel or regular drill.

Step 6: Stain using Minwax provincial.

Step 7: Seal with clear acrylic spray.

Step 8: Prepare the berry decoration by tying together some berries and greenery with red ribbon.

Step 9: Add the twine hanger by threading through the holes and tying a knot.  Then hote glue the berries in place in between and trim ribbon ends.

Your ornament is ready to be hung.



  1. Super ideja draga, hvala na tutorialu..

  2. These are super cute! I think it would be fun to do them for all of the places we have lived! I would love for you to share them with our readers at out 4th Friday Finale at Over the Big Moon!


  3. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! (and red during the holidays!)