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Easy DIY Stamped Wood Block Ornaments

This is one of those projects that I did­n’t total­ly come togeth­er until the very end. At first, the plain ole wood blocks do not look that impres­sive. I encour­age you to stick this one out until the end. I think you will be present­ly sur­prised.

I start­ed with these cute lit­tle pre-cut wood blocks I have avail­able in R+R SUPPLY. They are made of pine, and can eas­i­ly be stained or sand­ed. A stamp set, paint, sand­pa­per and some string are all you need to com­plete these lit­tle gems!

Start by paint­ing your blocks and allow them to dry. Noth­ing crazy about this step, just a good coat of paint. I chose white because I plan to do a white theme tree this year!

Once the paint was dry I sim­ply decid­ed on which “Christmas‑y” words I want­ed to stamp on my blocks. I used a clear sil­i­cone stamp set I got from Michael’s sev­er­al years ago. I love this style because you can spell all your own words, the pos­si­bil­i­ties are end­less.

Repeat this step for each block and allow the ink to cure for about 10 min­utes before mov­ing to the next step.

Up until now, the blocks were look­ing pret­ty plain-jane. I actu­al­ly thought they might be a com­plete flop BUT alas I stuck it out! To give the oth­er­wise stag­nant-look­ing orna­ments some char­ac­ter, I sand­ed them by hand with 80 grit sand­pa­per.

I sand­ed the edges rather heav­i­ly and moved the paper with a lit­tle less force across the word­ing. This lit­tle extra added touch took these lit­tle beau­ties up to a whole new lev­el!

After the sand­ing was com­plete, I grabbed my jute twine and snipped off a piece. Thread­ing it through the pre-drilled hole offi­cial­ly made this cre­ation an orna­ment!

I fin­ished by tying the two ends to make a loop and then used a half-hitch knot on the top. That’s is just a fan­cy way of say­ing I fold­ed the twine on itself to cre­ate a loop, then cinched it down. See pic­ture below.

And just like that, with min­i­mal sup­plies, a sim­ply GORGEOUS set of DIY Christ­mas Orna­ments!

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