For Day 9 of the 12 Days of Handmade Ornaments series I decided to dig deep into my southern roots and make a monogrammed ornament to share with y'all! A gold and white monogrammed wood slice ornament to be precise. I actually made these last year for several friends and family members and they were a big hit. Everyone loves something with their own initials on it.
Here's how I did it:
- Wood slices (purchased or cut with a miter saw)
- Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Gold Paint (*affiliate link)
- Paint brush
- Circle monogram letters image (for reference)
- Painter's White Paint Marker (*affiliate link)
Here's your one-sentence tutorial: grab a wood slice ornament (I sliced mine up from a log at my in-laws' house, but you can also buy them online), paint it gold, draw monogram letters on it, drill a hole in the top and hang it!
I freehanded the letters, but used this awesome image of a circle monogram font so I would know how to draw them.
Here's what the wood slices look like from one step to the next:
Once I got the hang of drawing the letters like the font above, these were a piece of cake to make. I hope this tutorial inspires you to get creative with your ornaments!
Don't miss all the other pretty ornaments from Day 10! Links are at the bottom :).
Fabric Scraps Christmas Ornament | Whats Ur Home Story
Chalkboard Christmas Ornament | Remodelando la Casa
Marbled Ornament | Bigger Than The Three of Us
Painted Pinecones Ornament | All Things G&D
Bottle Brush Tree Ornament | It All Started With Paint
Wood Slice Noel Ornament | Cherished Bliss
Glitter Inside Glass Ornaments | Mom 4 Real
Mason Jar Ring & Recycled Card Shadowbox | Serendipity Refined
Monogrammed Wood Slice Ornament | May Richer Fuller Be
Glitter Paper Ornament | The Happier Homemaker
Wooden Photo Ornament | Lovely Etc
Mini Woodland Wreath Ornament | Thrifty & Chic