I love this boho Christmas Tree ornament that I made and I’m sharing how you can make one for yourself!
Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home!
Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts
Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts
My partner for this ornament exchange was the sweet Susan from Super Mom No Cape. She and her husband have traveled extensively and lived in so many places, including Canada, where they currently live, Maui, Florida, Georgia, and Nebraska. She loves sewing and crafting, and uses traditional Christmas colors in her decor. Susan sent me the cutest Sawtooth Star with Applique Center Ornaments, and she went above and beyond by making three of them! Overachiever much, Susan? I kid, I kid. I love them, and I think I am going to incorporate them into a garland or something instead of to put on the tree. They deserve a spotlight! She also sent a sweet card and a nail file, and made me feel like an underachiever because I barely got her ornament into a box. Ha!
I do have a good excuse, Susan. I have been hard at work on the One Room Challenge, which was pushed back to a week later than it was supposed to b, which screwed up my editorial calendar, which is why this post is a day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. I just didn’t want to have two great posts going live in the same day. But Susan, seriously, I hope you know how thoughtful and sweet your gifts were, and much appreciated. And please know that mine was made with love, and much Aloha!
Since Susan is a wordly woman, I decided to shake up her Christmas tree a little bit with this boho Christmas tree ornament. I love the way it turned out, and I do hope she can appreciate the slightly non traditional Christmas touch in her decor this year. In fact, I love it so much that I am considering making a few more for my own tree! Now, let’s get on with this and let me share my boho Christmas tree ornament with you, and show you how I made it! I am so in love with this ornament!
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Miter saw ( You can probably use a hand saw, but I used my miter saw)
How to Make a Boho Christmas Tree ornament
Start by determining how large you want the Christmas tree shape to be
Lay out one wooden craft stick and cover it with your wood glue
Choose the pieces of wood mouldings you want to use and lay them in a straight line on top of the craft stick you just glued. You can see in the photos above and below how I laid mine out. You will want to make sure you are allowing enough room on each side of the wood craft stick to make a triangle the size of the tree you want.
In these photos, the moulding is already glued to the craft stick that is behind it. I glued them over at the far edge of the mouldings because I wanted to have as much left over moulding as possible in case I wanted to make more of these ornaments.
Once all the mouldings are glued to the craft stick, allow time for them to dry thoroughly.
After the glue is thoroughly dry, you will be able to pick up the mouldings and the craft stick and turn them over so you are now looking at the back. Use painters tape to tape off the shape of the Christmas tree. You will use this tape as a guide when you are cutting the trim. Make sure it is even on both sides.
Use a saw to cut right along where you taped off. I used a miter saw because I could cut it all at once. That seemed much simpler to me. However, you can probably use a hand saw, it will just take you longer. It took me only a few seconds to cut this whole tree with my miter saw.
After the cuts are made, you will need to use your sanding pad to sand down the edges until they are smooth.
Next you will glue on two more craft sticks to the back, right on top of the existing craft stick. You will glue one at the bottom to make a little tree trunk, and you will glue one sticking up at the top so that you have something to glue your star onto.
Next, you will paint your star with mod podge, and then sprinkle your gold glitter all over it until it is covered nicely, and then allow that to dry for a few minutes. After it is dry, you can glue it onto the craft stick at the top of your tree.
The next thing I did was use my wood stain marker to color onto some of the mouldings to make them various colors. The mouldings are already varied in color, so I just chose a few pieces to paint. Do this according to your liking.
After everything is nice and dry, it is time to add your fringe to the tree. This is my favorite part! You will need to trim your fringe down to be short enough to fit onto your little tree. Just use scissors and trim it to your desired length.
Next, you will use your hot glue gun to glue the trim onto the tree. I wrapped my trim around to the back of the tree, and then just put a little dab of hot glue on each end and glued the trim onto the wood. You can see that I did mine in a diagonal. I love this little red fringe so much that I am planning to use the full size version on my own tree this year!
The last thing you will need to do is add something to hang the ornament with. I used gold glittered bakers twine and just hot glued it to the back of the star to make a little loop to hang it with.
You are now finished with your boho Christmas tree. Now go hang it up somewhere and admire your handy work! Just like I did! I just love this little boho Christmas tree so much. I am going to make as many more as I can to use on my own tree. I hope my partner Susan will enjoy this little ornament as much as I do!
I hope you enjoyed my boho Christmas Tree ornament and tutorial today. And don’t forget to check out all of the other handmade ornaments below. There are so many adorable ornaments, and they all are sharing tutorials for how to make them yourself. I think handmade ornaments add so much character to a home at Christmas time, don’t you?
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