By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Create some cuteness for your Christmas tree with these easy to create animal ornaments.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Wood Slices
- Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 2 oz.: #2036 Ivory, #2071 Terra Cotta, #2506 Black
- Plaid FolkArt Brush Set Artist Variety 10pc
- MultiCraft Cord Jute 2 ply 80 g Natural
- Drill and Drill Bits
- Felt: Orange, Light Brown, Light Grey
- Small Twigs (For deer antlers)
To begin, drill a small hole in the top of each wood slice so you’ll be able to thread a piece of twine for a hanging loop.
I chose to use the natural color of the wood as a part of my design for my ornaments; the lighter fur on the fox, and the brown of the deer and bear. Depending on the natural color of your wood slices, you may want to paint the slices either ivory, or brown instead.
To paint the fox: Use your terra cotta paint to paint a wide, lowercase “m” across the middle of your wood slice. Use your terra cotta paint to also fill in the area above the “m.” Let dry.
To paint the deer: Use your ivory paint to paint a wide, lowercase “m” across the middle of your wood slice. Use your ivory paint to also fill in the area below the “m.” Let dry.
Decorate your fox ornament with a band of ivory colored dots across the forehead.
Decorate the deer ornament with a fan of ivory colored dashes on the forehead.
To paint the bear: Use your ivory paint to paint a double band of zig-zag lines across the forehead.
Give your fox a sweet face using black paint.
Use your black face to give your deer some eyes and a nose.
Give your bear some little round eyes, and a nose and mouth using the black paint.
For the fox, cut long triangular ears from the orange felt, and give them grey centers.
For the deer, cut long triangular ears from the light-brown felt, and give them grey centers. Before attaching the ears, glue the small twigs to the back of the head, and then hot glue the ears over the twigs.
For the bear, cut little rounded ears from the light-brown felt, and give them grey centers.
What other sweet animals could you make from wood slices?