DIY Wood ornaments with Free Templates

It’s so much fun to make your own DIY wood ornaments during the holidays.

I love making my own DIY wood ornaments during the holiday because it adds so much more meaning to each one of them. I also involved the kids too and it’s a great way to spend some quality time (that doesn’t involve surgery treats!).

diy wood ornament ideas

I love the look of a rustic wood ornament on the Christmas try. There are actually so many different types of wooden ornaments that you can make yourself. From photo transfers, to silhouette art, the possibilities are endless.

Wood ornaments can be made with any artistic skill level. Whether you are a novice with arts and crafts or you’ve been crafting all your life, there’s something fun and meaningful to make during the holiday season.

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Materials for DIY Wooden Ornaments

Wood Rounds – You can get a pack of wood rounds from amazon and make a bunch for the family and gift the rest.

Wood Ornament Blanks – If you prefer the smoother less rustic ornament-shaped wood blanks, you can also get a pack in bulk and make one for the entire extended family!

Acrylic PaintAcrylic is an affordable paint that you can use for these wooden ornaments.

Cricut – I use a cutting machine to do some of the cutting for this project. This of course is optional but it sure makes things go faster. Check out my reviews for Best Cricut machines for beginners if you’re new to the Cricut.

Templates – The seasonal sayings and other templates featured here are all available for free in both SVG and printable PDF formats in my resource library.

Wooden Christmas ornaments ideas

There are lots of variations on wooden ornaments for the holidays.

I find making ornaments out of wood rounds to be the most versatile. With a wood round base, you can paint, add vinyl or even add a photo of the family.

I do a lot with my Cricut cutting machine during the holidays and these are just a few examples. I made these designs using vinyl and a template (that is available for free in my resource library). You can also iron them on with HTV or just do some painting by hand.

diy wood ornament ideas

Wooden ornaments for living room

The holidays are also a great time to craft with the kids. Every year, we have half the tree decorated with homemade ornaments. Check out my full tutorial on making snowman crafts for more ideas on how to make these wood rounds snowman ornaments.

diy wood ornament ideas

Personalized wooden ornaments

I love making personalized ornaments as gifts. These are actually silhouettes of my kids that I cut out and put on wood discs.

diy wood ornament ideas

Check out my full tutorial on how to make silhouette art from photos for more details.

Wooden picture ornaments DIY

diy wood ornament ideas

It’s always fun to personalize with photo during the holidays. Here I made this photo imprint using freezer paper and my printer. Check out my tutorial on how to do photo transfer with freezer paper here for more details.

DIY elegant christmas ornaments

For more sophisticated taste, you can also cut your own wood ornaments into elegant shapes like my minimalist antlers ornament here. This is actually wood veneer that I stacked on top of each other. Wood veneer is thin enough to cut with a pair of scissors and is perfect for more detailed projects like this.

I used the Cricut branded walnut wood veneer sheets for this project.

diy wood ornament ideas

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4 thoughts on “DIY Wood ornaments with Free Templates”

  1. Courtney

    I signed up for your newsletter and have access to your freebies, but they are so difficulty to sort through, I can’t find these ornament files.

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Please use the search bar to find designs – that’s the quickest route.
      Also you can send an email to us at with the name and image of the design/s you are looking for and we will send them over.


    Dear Elf, Has something changed here? I have several svg’s from here but have not had the problems that I have had today. Why is it so difficult to get to the Resource Library? I have the password. Please help!


    Cherie (kraftychic)

    1. Elf @DomesticHeights

      Hi Cherie,
      Please send us an email- I will send you the direct link to access the library. there has been no change.

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