Our new Nativity Christmas Ornaments for the tree were really simple and easy to craft in only a matter of minutes. It is just a matter of waiting on the paint to dry.
THE CHALLENGE OF DECORATING A LARGE TREE
Making changes to your Christmas decorations can quickly become costly. Ever since moving into our new home a few years ago, we have been challenged with decorating a large tree at Christmas. The tall ceilings in the living room warranted more than our little 6 ft tree. Having never decorated one larger than 6 ft made the task a challenge for me.
YEAR ONE SOLUTION
The first year, we opted for the real tree and a trip to the Tree farm. We came away with a 12 ft. tree. I went very traditional with lots of the glass ball ornaments from my collection. It took me three days to decorate it. Ribbon served to add a little depth. I felt like I could have easily added another hundred ornaments but exhaustion had set in. Take a peep right here.
YEAR TWO SOLUTION
Year two, we purchased a 9 1/2 ft. fake tree, on sale. I had to help my hubby get that 12 ft tree in and back out of the house the previous year and did not want a repeat performance of that event! I’m all in for this fake tree for a while. I wised up and decided to use lots of bows as I had seen in the Christmas stores on vacation. Year two I went with red and gold. There was lots of glitter left behind from the bow making but the tree was gorgeous which you can see here.
WELCOME TO YEAR THREE!
I need more ornaments! But that can get expensive so DIY is the solution.
Because I loved the ribbon and bows so much, I’m doing that again but my color scheme is different. I want to use some buffalo plaid but not too much and incorporate red and black. Part of my solution is to incorporate these adorable balsam wood cut out ornaments and paint them black.
We wanted to add some Nativity Christmas Ornaments to our tree this year and were excited to find these faith inspired, affordable easy to decorate ornaments from right here.
Unfinished Wood Nativity Silhouette Ornaments (from here)
Unfinished Wood Joy Nativity Ornaments (from here)
DecorArt Acrylic Paint Ebony Black (found here)
DecorArt Acrylic Galaxy Glitter Silver (found here)
Unfinished Balsam Wood Nativity Christmas Ornaments
I love the rustic look and charm of the wood and the simplicity of the ornament.
They all come with a jute hanger but I removed those on a few and replaced it with a small ribbon to match the bows I created for the tree.
Pulling Off Black Christmas Ornaments
I decided to paint all of the ornaments black because I love the silhouette look and I knew it would blend well with the ribbon colors I selected for my Christmas tree this year. Black is not an easy color to add to a Christmas tree but these faith ornaments allowed me to do that gracefully.
Some of the stars are also painted black and highlighted with the DecoArt Galaxy Glitter in Silver. The white lights on the Christmas tree make the stars over the Nativity Ornaments shimmer as I imagine it did when the Three Kings were following it to baby Jesus.
DecoArt Galaxy Glitter
I L-O-V-E- the new Galaxy Glitter paint from Deco Art. (link in Supplies list) I also did a couple of red unfinished wood ornaments with it and think they turned out really pretty on the tree. I only used one coat of the Galaxy Glitter paint on each ornament so the process went very quickly and they all dried fast.
You can use these ornaments on the tree or as gift tags on packages. Adding them as gift tags allows you to give an extra special hand painted gift to the recipient.
Painting ornaments is therapeutic and fun for me. If I had dozens more, I’d keep on painting. You can’t have Christmas without the tradition of making ornaments. It has always been one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season.
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