Rustic Painted Snowflake Ornaments Tutorial. Create a handmade winter wonderland with these easy DIY white-washed wooden snowflake ornaments.
These rustic wooden snowflake ornaments are a simple craft you can make for your Christmas tree. They also add a beautiful handmade touch as a gift topper! Keep reading for a full tutorial and supply list, along with 47 additional homemade Christmas and holiday ornament ideas!
Today I’m sharing these rustic snowflake ornaments for the 2018 Ornament Exchange. I’ve participated in this exchange for the past four years, and it’s always so fun to see the different ornaments our group creates to swap with each other! Click on the links below to see my ornament tutorials for previous years:
Each participant in the Ornament Exchange is paired up with another blogger with a similar style of holiday decor. My partner this year is Emily of Domestic Deadline. We both gravitate toward a traditional tree at Christmas, with reds and greens. And we’re both “ornament collectors”—our tree branches are decked with mementos from family vacations, heirlooms and homemade ornaments. Emily describes her overall style as “modern farmhouse”. I was inspired by her recent kitchen makeover, where she kept things simple with white cabinets and accents of natural wood. (Check out her kitchen makeover here.)
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How to Make Rustic Painted Snowflake Ornaments:
- Wooden snowflakes (these are similar to mine)
- Wooden words (check the holiday aisle, card-making aisle and discount bins at your local craft store)
- DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint in Dark Chocolate, Terra Cotta, and Snow White
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Artifact
- Jingle bells (optional)
- Titebond Wood Glue
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
- Fine grit sandpaper
1.) Begin by mixing the Dark Chocolate and Terra Cotta paints. Then paint both sides of the wooden snowflakes.
2.) Once dry, paint both sides with one to two coats of Snow White paint, depending on how opaque you want the white paint to be. When the painted snowflakes are completely dry, sand lightly with fine-grit sandpaper for a slightly distressed, rustic look.
If you’re not into the distressed look, you can skip Step 1 and go straight to painting your snowflake ornaments with white paint.
3.) Paint wooden word(s) in Artifact grey.
4.) Use Titebond Wood Glue to adhere the wooden word to the front side of the snowflake.
5.) If your wooden snowflake ornaments don’t already have a hole for hanging (mine did not), loop and tie a piece of twine. Adhere to the back of each snowflake ornament with hot glue. If you’d like to add jingle bells, thread these through the twine before gluing down to the ornament.
These rustic wooden snowflake ornaments are simple, but so pretty. And easy to make, too! These would also be so cute personalized with a monogram wooden letter and used as gift toppers or to adorn Christmas stockings! Honestly, the possibilities are endless!
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2018 Ornament Exchange
You can hop on over to Domestic Deadline to see the ornament that Emily created for me! And be sure to jump over to our Ornament Exchange Link Party to see all 48 ornaments created for the Exchange, plus you can add your own handmade ornament tutorials until December 15th! Happy Holiday Crafting!
Emily! I had so much fun getting to know you and doing this exchange with you. I love my ornament and for the first time, am actually contemplating putting my tree up before Thanksgiving! Thank you so much!
I did, too, Emily! I’m so glad you love your ornament 😀 I am itching to get our tree up, too!
Oh those are cute! They’d be a really fun craft to make with kids or grandkids or as a classroom project.
Thank you! These would be a perfect kids/grandkids craft 🙂
The wooden snowflakes are so cute! I love them both and can’t decide which one is my favorite.
Thanks Jenny! Same here, that’s how I ended up with two, haha! Liked them both too much to choose!
These are wonderful. I love what you did with them. So bright and merry.
Thank you, Leanna!
The ornaments are so gorgeous!!!! I would love them on my tree, your exchange partner must be so happy with this!! #2018ornamentexchange
Thank you Evija! I wish I’d made one for myself!
These came out so great Emily! Love these for the farmhouse look!
Thank you Kim!
I just love these! I have a “thing” for snowflakes and snowmen (even though I don’t really love them in real life!). Pinned.
Thank you so much!
How pretty. I love snow flake ornaments. Love that you changed them to white. The embellishments are great, too.
Thank you! They’d look lovely without any embellishments, but I felt they needed a little something 😉
So cute! We don’t get real snow here, so these are the perfect snowy touch!
I love these. They’re so cute and classy, but my kids could probably help make them!
Yes! So easy & definitely kid-friendly!
These look beautiful Emily! I love white ornaments, they just stand out really nicely in all that green 😉
Thank you Katrin! I agree – white ornaments go perfectly on a green tree 🙂
You always come up with wonderful ornaments. The snowflakes are so adorable.
Thanks so much Debra!
These are so cute! I love snowflakes at Christmas. Will definitely have to add these to my to do list!
Thank you Kristin!
Can’t go wrong with snowflake ornaments. I have a ton of snowflake ornaments in and these would make a great addition to any Christmas ornament collection.
Thanks Erlene, I love snowflake ornaments, too!
Sweet as can be . I love the country feel. Pinning to my ornament board.
Thank you Michele!