Up-Cycled Hobby Lobby Paper Christmas Ornaments

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.

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.

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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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