A simple tutorial on how to make wire ornaments for your Christmas tree or decorate your home this holiday season.
Are you looking for a unique way to decorate your Christmas tree this season? Have you thought about making custom ornaments? There are many different ways to make an ornament, but this tutorial is about how to make wire ornaments. And they are easier than you would think to make.
As a side note, this tutorial is part of the Deck the Home challenge from At Home DIY. The Deck the Home challenge is a 5-week series with amazing holiday projects from 30+ DIY bloggers.
Each week there is a new theme, and this week’s theme is DIY ornaments. I will be sharing my project below, but after the tutorial, there is a link to all the other projects for the week, so be sure to check those out!
Now back to making your wire ornaments.
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DIY Wire ornaments
- decorative wire (any color you want)
- scrap board (size of printout)
- wire cutters
You can print the material list and instructions below.
STEP 1: Printout design
The first step is deciding on your design. I decided to create a star and a Christmas tree.
To find the printout, I searched the internet for black and white clip art for the object I wanted. Then I saved the image to my computer.
Then I would recommend resizing the object so that it is around 4″ to 5″ but you can do whatever size you would like. Just make sure it will fit on your wood board.
After, print the object onto a paper.
SIDE NOTE: You can also freehand the design!
STEP 2: Secure the design to the wood
Now that you have your design attach the paper to the scrap board with tape.
Don’t worry about the paper being perfectly centered on the board, and I would recommend placing enough tape so that the paper does not move around.
STEP 3: Place nails
Now place nails onto the design wherever a point is or an arc. Place the nails wherever it is needed to give the template the correct shape.
TIP: Place a nail on the inside of a point and the outside of the indent point.
STEP 4: Wrap the wire around the template
Take the decorative wire, leave about 1-1/2″ to 2″ at the top of the template. This is so you can secure the end of the wires together.
Then start wrapping the wire around the template following the paper design.
TIP: To give you a better point, wrap the wire around the nail, pull it straight then move to the next nail. See the video for an example of this.
Once you have come back to the start, wrap the beginning end around the wire. Then remove the wire design from the template.
Adjust anything that you feel needs to be adjusted, then create your hook and cut the wire with wire cutters.
Now create another wire ornament using the same template.
Then place your homemade wire ornaments on your tree or around your home as Christmas decorations.
I hope this tutorial helps you make wire ornaments to decorate your home this holiday season. And don’t forget to check out the other DIY ornament tutorials.
Just in case you missed one of my other Deck the Home projects:
- DIY lighted outdoor Christmas tree
- DIY Happy Holidays Wood Sign with lights
- Simple Christmas Hoop Wreath
- DIY Winter wreath with magnolia leaves
- Let It Snow throw pillow cover
- Merry Christmas Wood Sign
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