Christmas is the perfect time to explore your creativity, especially in the realm of woodworking. Whether you’re a beginner or just looking for some festive projects, these 5 easy DIY wooden Christmas ornaments are sure to add a unique touch to your holiday decor. Let’s get started!


1. Classic Wooden Stars
Materials: Thin wood sheets, jigsaw or handsaw, sandpaper, paint or stain, string

  • Cut your wood into a star shape.
  • Sand the edges for a smooth finish.
  • Paint or stain as desired.
  • Drill a small hole and thread a string for hanging.


2. Rustic Wooden Snowflakes
Materials: Popsicle sticks, glue, white paint, glitter

  • Arrange and glue popsicle sticks into a snowflake pattern.
  • Once dry, paint them white or any festive color.
  • Sprinkle some glitter for a sparkling effect.


3. Personalized Wooden Sleds
Materials: Craft sticks, wood glue, paint, thin ribbon

  • Form a sled shape using craft sticks and glue.
  • Paint in traditional red and green or your choice of colors.
  • Add a ribbon to hang on your tree.


4. Wooden Bead Wreaths
Materials: Wooden beads, wire, ribbon

  • Thread wooden beads onto a wire, forming a circle.
  • Twist the wire ends to secure.
  • Decorate with a ribbon bow for a classic look.


5. Wooden Slice Ornaments
Materials: Wood slices, drill, paint, brushes, string

  • Drill a small hole at the top of each wood slice.
  • Paint festive designs like trees, stars, or snowmen.
  • Thread string through the hole for hanging.



Creating your own wooden Christmas ornaments is a rewarding way to get into the holiday spirit. These projects are not only easy for beginners but also offer a personal touch to your Christmas tree. Enjoy the process and have a merry crafting season!



Q: What type of wood is best for beginners?
A: Softwoods like pine or balsa are great for beginners due to their ease of cutting and shaping.

Q: Can I use natural wood finishes instead of paint?
A: Absolutely! Natural finishes like linseed oil or beeswax can enhance the wood’s beauty.

Q: How can I make these ornaments child-friendly?
A: Use non-toxic paints and finishes, and supervise any cutting or drilling.


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These ornaments are perfect for decking your halls with something a little more special this year. Remember, the beauty of DIY projects lies in their handmade charm. Happy woodworking!