Looking for some unique yet frugal handmade wood ornaments to beautify your Christmas tree? You are at the right place!
Every Christmas season, it’s become a bit of a tradition in our home to make handmade wood ornaments! This year was no exception and we decided to make some cute woodland animals inspired by our Canadian roots: beavers, bears, owls, and foxes! In this way, we decorate our home on a budget and inspired our kids to DIY. The best part I personally like about these ornaments is they go well with other festivals as well.
We used four different types of wood, so each individual ornament has a different natural shade of brown. Sanded them carefully and rubbed oil-based sealer on the finished product. Then, we simply drilled holes at the top and used leather scrap as ties! It’s so simple, cheap, and beautiful – perfect little gifts for our closest family and friends!
For us, ornaments like this will never lose appeal! They go with practically any color scheme and look great hanging on their own. We gave our oldest son the bear, our daughter the fox, and our youngest son the beaver. My husband and I will share the owl! Unfortunately, there was supposed to be a deer to add to the group, but our scroll saw broke before we could finish them. Sad, I know but no worries because we are waiting for some parts to replace, and then we will have to finish them up as soon as possible!
I think it’s great to add a personalized handmade element to your Christmas decor each year. Especially when it’s something you can keep for years to come and give to your kids so they can pass it down when they are parents one day too as a family heirloom.