Unfinished Wooden Christmas Ornaments to Paint: Kits, Snowmen, and Trees

Unfinished Wooden Christmas Ornaments to Paint: Kits, Snowmen, and Trees

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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.

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.

Winter Snowman Large Wood Paint Kit
Winter Snowman Large Wood Paint Kit

Click here to see a photo of the snowman after it’s painted!

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.

Set of 6 Wooden Nutcracker Figurine Ornaments
Set of 6 Wooden Nutcracker Figurine Ornaments

Click here to see a photo of the finished product!

 

3-Piece Kit with 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.

3-Piece Kit with 3 Unfinished Ornament and Paint
3-Piece Kit with 3 Unfinished Ornament and Paint

 

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.

Set of 5 Wooden Ornaments with Paint
Set of 5 Wooden Ornaments with Paint

This reviewer used her own red paint — look how nice her ornaments turned out!

 

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.

Kids' Ornament Cutout Kit with Markers
Kids’ Ornament Cutout Kit with Markers

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.

30-Piece Unfinished Wood Christmas Ornaments for Hanging
30-Piece Unfinished Wood Christmas Ornaments for Hanging

Wooden Christmas Tree Cutouts with Twines for Hanging

Wooden Christmas Tree Cutouts with Twines for Hanging
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.

24-Pack of Assorted Reindeer Design Cutouts
24-Pack of Assorted Reindeer Design Cutouts

Wood Cutouts of Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Snowman, and Snowflake

Wood Cutouts of Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Snowman, and Snowflake
Wood Cutouts of Reindeer, Christmas Tree, Snowman, and Snowflake

Wooden Snowflakes to Paint

Pack Of 10 Wooden Snowflake Cutouts

Pack Of 10 Wooden Snowflake Cutouts
Pack Of 10 Wooden Snowflake Cutouts

20-Piece Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

20-Piece Wooden Snowflake Ornaments
20-Piece Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

Set of 20 Wooden Hanging Snowflake Ornaments

Set of 20 Wooden Hanging Snowflake Ornaments
Set of 20 Wooden Hanging Snowflake Ornaments

Simple Wooden Snowflake Cutouts

Unfinished Wooden Snowflake Cutouts
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.

Unfinished Wooden Snowman Ornaments for Painting

Wooden Snowman Cutouts

Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts
Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts

 

Pack Of 10 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Ornaments

Pack Of 10 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Ornaments
Pack Of 10 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Ornaments

 

Set of 24 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts

Set of 24 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts
Set of 24 Unfinished Wooden Snowman Cutouts

Snowman Ornaments to Paint
Snowman Ornaments to Paint

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!

Wooden Block for Crafts
Wooden Block for Crafts

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

30-Piece Round Wooden Ornaments with Twine
30-Piece Round Wooden Ornaments with Twine

 

10-Piece Wooden Ball Ornaments

10-Piece Wooden Ball Ornaments
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!

Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners
Acrylic Paint Set for Beginners

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!

Wooden Ornament Light Bulbs
Wooden Ornament Light Bulbs

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.

 

Unfinished Wood Bird Sculpture
Unfinished Wood Bird Sculpture

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.

 

Laser Cut Die Cuts in Wooden Box
Laser Cut Die Cuts in Wooden Box

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.

 

Christmas Gift Tags With Snowflakes
Christmas Gift Tags With Snowflakes

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 Snowflake Ornament With Monogrammed Letter
Snowflake Ornament With Monogrammed Letter

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

Predrilled Natural Wood Slices for Christmas 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!



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