Up-Cycled Hobby Lobby Paper Christmas Ornaments

November 16, 2018
Last year, Donna Williams of Funky Junk Interiors and Old Sign Stencils, cut out wood squares from a 3" x 3' hunk of wood, and made these ornaments with her buffalo check stencil and black and red paints.  

I love them!

This year, I found these paper round ornaments at Hobby Lobby!  Two per package at 50% off of $2.99.

If you don't have a 3" x 3" laying around, or YOU CAN'T cut one up, here is an alternate plan.

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

First, I cut the gold strings off of my ornaments.  My ornaments are going to be rustic.  No shiny gold hangers for me.

Then, I painted the ornaments with my favorite Christmas red, DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge

I just brushed on one coat, and then touched up any areas that needed it.

I then pulled out MY *Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil.  (My stencil is STILL in great shape after all of these projects!)  

I clean it between projects with KRUD KUTTER Tough Task Remover Spray   I spray the stencil in the sink, wait about 10 minutes and then run very hot water over the stencil.  The paint starts to loosen up and fall off.

I used Dixie Belle Paint Company Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar to stencil the buffalo checks.

This is how my ornaments look after the stenciling.

I also used the medium sized snowflake from the *Old Sign Stencils winter graphics stencil.

I stenciled the snowflakes with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain

I then screwed a Screw Eye 17/32" into the hole from the gold thread hole.  The screw eye stays in very well but if you want to reinforce it, add a drop of glue to the hole.

Then I tied on a thin jute string for hanging!

My four ornaments are all done!  

I have four new ornaments for $2.99.  If you don't have the buffalo check stencil, just paint and add a snowflake.  

Ornaments need not cost a lot!

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Another great project! You're giving me such good ideas! ��

  2. These ornaments are so fun, and totally do-able! Love how the snowflake pops off the buff check! Stunning and professional results!


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