If you’re looking for an easy Farmhouse Christmas ornament to make, this Rustic Wood Slice Christmas Ornament is it. I have 2 free SVG Cut Files for you to download so that you can make them exactly like mine. Follow along and see just how easy it is.
For a few years now I have wanted to make some rustic farmhouse Christmas ornaments of my own. Each year I pick up a few at the store to add to my collection but I’m excited to DIY some this year.
rustic wood slice christmas ornaments
Every third Thursday of the month I get together with some blog friends and we create unique SVG designs JUST FOR YOU! They are always FREE whether you download them today or a year from now. Each month we choose a theme and then get to work. This month’s theme is CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT SVGS
My friends and I have been very busy working on some new SVG cut files for you to get creative with this Christmas. At the bottom of this post you’ll find links to the rest of the freebies so please feel free to hop along from blog to blog and download as many Christmas Ornament SVGs as you’d like.
HOW TO MAKE A WOOD SLICE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
I love an easy holiday project, don’t you? If you are looking for a Christmas Gift Idea for friends or teachers or are just looking to get crafty for yourself this holiday season, this DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornament is a great place to start.
Farmhouse Christmas Ornament Supply List
Wood Slices (you can pick them up on Amazon or Michaels.)
Black Craft Paint
Silhouette Came or Cricut
Buffalo Check Ribbon (optional)
Rustic Christmas Tree and Reindeer SVG (download further down in the post.)
Step One: Grab your black paint and foam brush and a paint the insider perimeter of your wood slice, black.
Step Two: As paint is drying cut out your Tree and Reindeer cut files using your cutting machine. Note: You will need to measure the size of your wood slice and resize the SVGs down to the proper size before cutting. TIP: Add a box around the design before cutting. This will make peeling the excess vinyl away from the design much easier. Working with a small area vs an entire sheet will save you some frustration.
Once your design is all cut out, you need to decided if you want to apply the actual vinyl design to the painted wood slice OR do you want to remove the design, use the vinyl as a stencil and paint instead.
As you can see from the photo above, I decided to use my vinyl as a stencil and paint so I’ll continue with those instructions.
Step Three: Take a piece of transfer tape (I used clear contact paper) and smooth on top of vinyl stencil. You’ll want to really rub that transfer tape on hard so that it sticks to the vinyl and picks it up from the carrier sheet.
Turn your stencil over face down and peel the the carrier sheet off of the vinyl. Now firmly press the stencil down onto the painted wood slice and remove the carrier sheet. Smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles.
Step Four: To prevent the paint from bleeding through, put a coat of Mod Podge right over the vinyl. Be sure to get all the little small edges and details of the design. Once dry, paint. *Use a very, very light coat of paint for your first coat. Blot off any excess paint from the foam brush BEFORE painting.
Step Five: After the paint is dry, slowly peel back the vinyl. Finish your Rustic Wood Slice Ornament off with some buffalo check ribbon.
Although the method I showed you uses the vinyl as a stencil, you can use the actual vinyl design and it will come out fine. I tried it both ways and they both look great. It’s just a matter of preference. The photo below shows the vinyl design.
IMPORTANT: There’s one thing that I believe is worth mentioning just in case. If you decide to use your own wood slices cut down from a log or a branch you find at home, you will need to REALLY sand down the surface of the slice before you paint it black. This is especially important if you intend to apply vinyl instead of paint.
I applied vinyl to my store bought wood slices and it held up nicely. I also applied vinyl to wood that I cut down on my own and it began to bubble and peel.
FREE FARMHOUSE SVGS
To download these FREE Rustic Farmhouse SVGS for Christmas Ornaments, simply complete the form below. Once you hit SUBSCRIBE your download will begin instantly. These designs are FREE for PERSONAL USE. Download includes the following files all zipped up in one download: SVG, DXF, PNG and EPS. You will need to extract the files and save them to your preferred location on your computer.
For more FREE Christmas Ornament SVG, visit my bloggy friends below!
- Snowflake Ornaments – We Can Make That!
- Winter Wonderland Arabesque Tile Ornament – Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Good Cheer Hand Lettered Wood Ornament – Printable Crush
- Mistletoe and Merlot Ornament – Kelly Leigh Creates
- Merry Christ-mas Wood Slice Ornament – unOriginal Mom
- 3D Tree Ornament – Try it – Like it – Create it
- Oh Snap! Gingerbread Man – Hello Creative Family
- House Under Elf Surveilance – Happy Go Lucky
- Let it Snow – Everyday Party Magazine
- Shaker Ornament – Mom of 5 Trying to Survive
- Gingerbread Ornaments – Artsy-Fartsy Mama
- Rustic Elements Wood Slice Ornaments – The Girl Creative
- Layered Christmas Wreath Ornament – Liz on Call
- Felt Christmas Ornament – Life Sew Savory
- Big Bulb “Holly Jolly” Ornament – Fynes Designs
- Merry Christmas Gnome – Cutting Machine Crafting
- 3D Paper Ornaments – That’s What Che Said
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