Easy-to-Make Paint-Dipped Wooden Ornaments

Craving a more modern holiday look this year? These dipped wooden ornaments are stunning and simple to make.

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Craving a more modern holiday look this year? These wooden ornaments are simply stunning and really fun to make!

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

Materials Needed

  • wooden spheres (various diameters)
  • small eye hooks
  • small finish nail
  • hammer
  • painter's tape
  • acrylic paints (white, copper, gold)
  • paint palette or dish
  • paintbrush
  • string
  • scissors

Add Hanging Hook

Create a pilot hole for the eye hook by tapping in a nail about 1/4" at the top/center of the sphere using a hammer (Image 1). Next, screw the eye hook into the pilot hole (Image 2).

Add Tape

Place painter's tape along the bottom 1/2 or 1/3 of each sphere. Make sure you get a tight seal on the painter's tape along the middle of the sphere.

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Step 2- Add Tape Place painter’s tape along the bottom ½ or 1/3 of each sphere. Make sure you get a tight seal on the painter’s tape along the middle of the sphere.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Paint Sphere

Using a paintbrush, paint the bottom half of the sphere in your desired color.

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Step 3- Paint Bottom of Sphere Using a paintbrush, paint the bottom half of the sphere in the desired color.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Remove Tape

While the paint is still damp, carefully remove the tape from the sphere. Prop it in a glass upside down and allow to dry, approximately 10 minutes.

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Step 4- Remove Tape While the paint is still damp, carefully remove the tape from the sphere. Prop it in a glass upside down and allow to dry (appx 10 minutes).

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Add String

Once the ornament is dry to the touch, loop a 6 to 8" section of string or ribbon through the hook and tie off in a knot to create a hanger.

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Step 5- Add String Once the ornament is dry to the touch, loop a 6 to 8-inch section of string or ribbon through the hook and tie off in a knot to create a hanger.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Display

Hang several on a miniature tree to create a striking and modern look. 

Painted Wooden Spheres

Painted Wooden Spheres

Craving a more modern holiday look this year? These wooden ornaments are simply stunning and really fun to make!

Photo by: Photographer: Christina Wedge

Photographer: Christina Wedge

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