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DIY “Joy” Rustic Wood Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments are the perfect handmade addition to a shabby chic Christmas tree. Experiment with different colors of paint to create an ornament that complements your Christmas decor.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 20 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished Wood Ornament Cutout
Miniature Green Sisal Wreath
Miniature Ivory Frosted Wreath
Letter Stickers
Red Acrylic Paint
White Chalk Paint
Paint Brush

Things to do:
1. Stain the ornament and let it dry completely.
2. Place J and Y stickers on the ornament allowing room for the wreath in the center.
3. Paint your ornament, covering the stickers.
4. Gently pull off stickers when paint is completely dry.
5. Sand the edges of the ornament.
6. Spray the ornament with clear coat and let it dry.
7. Glue your miniature wreath in between the J and Y then string a piece of jute through the top hole and knot the ends, creating a loop hanger.

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How to Make Felt Christmas Village Luminaries

Light up the night with these miniature felt homes! This project is perfect for a snowy afternoon – Make multiple homes and arrange them together like a village for an adorable shelf display of table centerpiece.

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Knife and cutting mat
Battery-powered tea lights

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating a pattern for your houses. We’ve included an image of our pattern with dimensions below.
2. Trace the pattern onto the back of your felt. Trace around the windows and doors too, so you know where to cut.
3. Using a ruler as a guide, cut along the edges with a knife.
4. Fold the sides of the house together and stitch them in place with a needle and thread.
5. Place a battery powered tealight inside to illuminate the house.

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