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Painting unfinished Christmas ornaments together is fun and easy way to spend family time together during the holiday season.
When my two girls were little, they loved crafts of all kinds. I would regularly go to Michael’s and buy them foam craft kits and glue dots,plus things like pipe cleaners, construction paper, and pom poms that they could use to design their own crafts.
I bought an embarrassing huge number of things from Oriental Trading Company, which had sticker scenes (the girls loved these!) and all kinds of craft kits for any occasion. The girls did them regularly on their own, and we also used them for activities at birthday parties.
Now my son and crafts … not so much. While the girls would entertain themselves for long periods of time with stickers, coloring, and gluing, he was much more interested in playing with his car and trucks (and today, his Legos).
The great thing about making Christmas ornaments is that you can never have too many of them. Even if you did, you could easily start giving these as gifts to teachers, relatives, and neighbors.
Here are several unfinished wooden Christmas ornaments I found, in various shapes, that you (or your kids) can paint yourself.
Table of Contents
- 1 Unpainted Wooden Christmas Ornament Kits
- 2 Unfinished Wooden Cutouts to Paint
- 3 Wooden Snowman Ornaments
- 4 Wooden Christmas Balls
- 5 What Kind of Paint is Best to Use on Wood Crafts?
- 6 Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments on Etsy
- 7 Using Wood Slices for Christmas Ornaments
Unpainted Wooden Christmas Ornament Kits
Winter Snowman Large Wood Paint Kit
This kit includes one wooden snowman, a winter scarf, 6 paints, 1 glitter glaze, 2 paint brushes, gemstones and a sticker sheet. It would make a nice way to have some nice family bonding on a cozy winter afternoon.
Set of 6 Wooden Nutcracker Figurine Ornaments
This set comes with 6 wooden Nutcracker figurines, each standing 5 inches tall, with hair to glue on (but be aware that the kit does not include glue).
Some reviewers complained that the figurines were flimsy and that the arms fell off easily, so you might want to have some wood glue handy in case that’s a problem.
However, many reviewers said the quality was just right for the price, and that it fit the bill perfectly.
3-Piece Kit with 3 Unfinished Ornaments and Paint
This kit includes a wooden snowman, Christmas tree, and wreath, plus paints and paintbrushes.
The nice thing about these cutouts is that they are not flat and thin, but rather have some raised, 3D designs on them, giving them some texture and more opportunities to be creative.
Set of 5 Wooden Ornaments with Paint
This kit includes a wooden Christmas tree, a snowman, and 3 round figurines that could be interpreted as either a snowmen or Santa.
One nice thing about these ornaments is that they each have a metal hook on top for hanging on the tree (plus silver string), but they also stand up on their own, so they could be used as table or shelf decorations as well.
The kit also comes with a thin paint brush and six different colors of acrylic paint.
Overall, most people loved this kit, but there were complaints that the “red” paint” was really orange — definitely a problem in a Christmas kit! So you might want to provide your own red paint.
Kids’ Ornament Cutout Kit with Markers
This all-in-one ornament set includes ten reindeer, ten mittens, and ten ball ornament wood cutouts, plus three different colored glitter glues, and twelve markers. They come already with little holes and gold-colored thread attached for hanging.
This kit has a lot more ornaments than it does glitter glue and markers, so you might want to have more decorating supplies handy if you’re working with a large group of kids.
This is the perfect kit if you have a lot of kids (or a small amount of kids who just want to make a lot of ornaments!) and you’re more concerned about the kids having a good time than whether or not you end up with high-quality, beautiful ornaments that will last for many years.
Unfinished Wooden Cutouts to Paint
Wooden Christmas Tree Cutouts
30-Piece Unfinished Wood Christmas Ornaments for Hanging
This attractive set includes not only Christmas trees, but also angels, reindeer, and ball ornaments.
It does not come with paint or brushes, but does have a really nice box with dividers that you can use each year for storage.
Wooden Christmas Tree Cutouts with Twines for Hanging
Reindeer Wooden Cutouts
24-Pack of Assorted Reindeer Design Cutouts
These cutout have 4 different reindeer “poses.” They are flat and thin, but reasonably priced for what you’re getting. This is another good choice for a kids’ craft where you’re not something of very high quality.
Wood Cutouts of Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Snowman, and Snowflake
Wooden Snowflakes to Paint
Pack Of 10 Wooden Snowflake Cutouts
20-Piece Wooden Snowflake Ornaments
Set of 20 Wooden Hanging Snowflake Ornaments
Simple Wooden Snowflake Cutouts
This is a simple set of 24 four-inch snowflake cutouts. It’s ideal for painting with a fairly large group — say, a pre-school or Sunday School class, or a kids’ Christmas party, where each child does one craft and you already have things like paint, glitter glue, and ribbons on hand.
If you wanted more variety — or just have a lot of painters — you could pair it with this kit of 24 round wooden ornaments.
Wooden Snowman Ornaments
Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts
Pack Of 10 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Ornaments
Set of 24 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts
This snowman are very versatile. They could be simply painted one or two colors by a young child, but they could also be given quite a bit of detail in their face, scarf, and hat. They are each three and a half inches tall.
Wooden Snowman Crafts
If you want another wooden snowman craft in addition to painting your ornaments, check out this easy idea. Paint a block of wood white, then when it dries, use a pencil to sketch its, then paint it.
Finally, wrap any blanket pieces or old scraps of cloth around it for a hat and scarf and tie it with twine. That’s it!
DIY Tutorial — Wooden Snowman Decorations
Wood Slice Snowman Ornaments
Here’s a really cute snowman ornament you can make using wood slices, white paint and paint pens, twine, felt, pom-poms, and pipe cleaners.
DIY Wooden Snowman
Wooden Christmas Balls
30-Piece Round Wooden Ornaments with Twine
10-Piece Wooden Ball Ornaments
What Kind of Paint is Best to Use on Wood Crafts?
Acrylic paints are a good choice for working with wood. Compared to oil-based paints, they don’t take long to dry and they don’t have much odor. Also, it’s easy to rinse the paintbrush and use again and again with different colors.
Another plus of working with acrylics is that they mix well with water, so you can blend colors, sponge them on, and just generally have fun being creative!
Wooden Christmas Ornaments Acrylic Painting Tutorial
Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments on Etsy
As usual, Etsy is a great place to find things that unique and specialized. Here are some wooden ornaments that you can do some really detailed and beautiful painting. And honestly, some of them would also look nice if you hung them on your Christmas tree as is!
This is different! A set of 10 wooden light bulbs. You could either use them as separate ornaments or string them together when you’re finished to wrap around the tree or hang from a doorway or the top of a mantel.
If you want something a little more detailed and intricate than just flat wood, consider these hard-carved, sanded bird sculptures made of pine wood. These are intended for adults, not children, to paint, and depending on how you choose to use them and what colors you choose to paint them with, they could either be part of your Christmas decor or simply make a nice Christmas gift for someone’s home or office.
This Etsy sellers also offers a bird sculpture with wire feet attached so that they stand up easily.
I’m not sure which I like more — this set of reindeer and antler die cuts, or the divided wood box that they come in! These 35 pieces can be misted, painted or covered with paper or fabric. In addition to being used for tree ornaments, they would work great as scrapbook embellishments or Christmas card accents.
Don’t you love it when you get a gift that is not only wrapped beautifully, has it also has a really interesting gift tag attached to it? These wooden snowflake tags could be dyed, stained, or painted, and then attached to wrapped gifts with twine or colorful ribbon to make an extra-pretty package.
Personalized ornaments are always nice, especially when they’re given as gifts. It makes the recipient feel special and shows that the gift-giver spent a little more time and was a little personable than just grabbing something off the shelf. These monogrammed wooden snowflakes would make not only a nice Christmas ornament, but also a year-round wall decoration for a family room, kids’ bedroom, or nursery.
Using Wood Slices for Christmas Ornaments
If you want something a little more adventurous than just painting a wooden cutout or figurine, then check out some of these cute ideas for what you can make with wood slices.
Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments
Some yellow felt, green ribbon strips, buttons, and a glue gun is all you need to dress up wood slices and turn them into these adorable ornaments:
Wood Slice Snowflake Ornaments
This ornaments are ridiculously simple to make. All you need is a white paint pen. Start by drawing 4 straight lines, then go from there.
Wood Slice Reindeer Ornaments
Drill a hole in a wood slice, stick in a twig or two, decorate with ribbon and pom-poms … and ta-da! You get some reindeer ornaments!
Predrilled Natural Wood Slices for Christmas Ornaments
How to Make Wood Slice Ornaments
Hopefully this post has helped you find the perfect wooden ornament that you can paint this holiday season. Now get out there and have fun being creative!