DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations You Can Paint at Home
Enjoying a rustic-style Christmas is all the rage right now – think forest finds, handmade decorations, and a wonderful woodland feel as you cosy up in front of the fire! But how can you easily achieve that stylish nod to a more Nordic style, whilst still indulging in the handmade Christmas that we crafters love so much? With these gorgeous DIY rustic Christmas decorations, of course! We sent Denise Holmes our wonderful wooden slices to decorate for the Christmas tree; check out her fun festive designs below, and discover just how easy it is to craft something perfect to add rustic charm to your home this Christmas!
Time it Takes to Make: 2 hours, approximately
You Will Need:
- Wooden Discs
- Acrylic Paints
- Stickles glitter glue
- Permanent marker pens, if not confident with paint
- Ribbon or Twine, to hang
- Iridescent glitter
How to Make Personalised DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations:
Take the wooden discs and paint with a base coat, or gesso.
Once dried, paint in the colours of your choice.
Once dried, choose your designs, and use a mixture of paint and pens to customise the wooden discs. Don’t worry if you’re not particularly creative… I am not very good at drawing, but found some images on the internet and used them to guide me as I created my DIY rustic Christmas decorations!
I used glitter glue to add extra sparkles by dotting around the decorations and highlighting snowflakes, once the paint had dried.
I also used white acrylic paint to draw snowflakes, and dot around as snow!
Once all my discs had dried, I drilled some holes in the top, then threaded these with ribbon to hang on the tree! You could get really creative with your designs, and create a personalised decoration for each member of the family by adding their names, or stick with a traditionally festive theme and add simple snowflakes, cheeky Santas, pretty Christmas trees and more!
Looking for more Christmas crafting ideas? Check out the rest of our festive projects and tutorials right here!