Easy Rustic Snowflake Ornaments

Homeroad Barn Wood & Hand Cut Snowflake Ornament http://www.homeroad.net/
I found inspiration in this snowflake ornament on barn wood created by Susan from the Homeroad blog.  The contrast of the hand cut white paper snowflake on the weathered wood was perfect for a Christmas ornament.

My version of Susan's barn wood snowflake ornament begins with Mason jar snowflake inserts that I purchased at Ben Franklin crafts for $4.49.


I used an old weathered shingle for my wood squares.  I cut them 3 1/2" square.

I painted the inserts with Annie Sloan Chalk paint in "Old White".  I actually had some trouble getting the chalk paint to stick so I washed the snowflake jar inserts in Dawn dish soap.  There must have been an oily film on the inserts because this did the trick and the paint adhered perfectly.

I gave them two coats, and then sanded the edges to distress them.  I also sanded down the brush strokes with a fine grit sandpaper.

I then glued the snowflakes to the barn wood with E6000.  I put a thick bead around the outer edges of the underside, and placed some heavy books on the ornaments overnight.  I tied on a piece of jute string for hanging.

Barn Wood Snowflake Ornaments www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
 These ornaments were very easy and only cost me a little over $1 each.

Barn Wood Snowflake Ornaments www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I hope to add these barn wood/snowflake ornaments to my Christmas tree this season.

 Thanks Susan for the inspiration!







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7 comments:

  1. Well now that was darn good thinking! I'm so glad I could inspire you for a change LOL Great project Carlene!

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  2. Oh very cute and clever. You are the queen I tell you. I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. We got all of our Christmas decor up today and that includes four trees but tomorrow we will go pick out our fresh tree.

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  3. Those turned out really cute, Carlene! Love your header look, too!

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  4. Love theses, Carlene! I'm always looking for rustic ornament ideas to use up scraps of wood. Love how easy these are!

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  5. Hi, my friend...oops...seems I lost you for awhile but here I am...:)
    Your ornaments are wonderful....how fun.
    Gotta do a little catch-up and see what you've been up to. :)
    xo bj

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  6. These are so cute and creative.....as usual! I can't wait to give these a try....
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with me, Carlene!

    Tammy

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