Create Enchanting Vintage Ornaments with Simple Steps

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Transform ordinary wooden ornaments into charming vintage treasures with these easy-to-follow instructions. This delightful DIY project allows you to personalize your holiday décor with a touch of nostalgic elegance.

Gather Your Supplies

– Wooden ornaments – Vintage magazine pages/free art – Scissors  – Pencil – Small brush – Modge Podge – Twine or ribbon  – Exacto knife

Select Your Vintage Images

Collect vintage magazines, scrapbooks, or other sources to discover images to use.

Trace & Cut Out the Images

Using a pencil, carefully trace the outlines of the images to the size of your ornaments.

Adhere the Images

Apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the back of the cut-out images using a small brush. Avoid using too much Modge Podge, as it can cause the paper to wrinkle.

Seal the Ornament

Once the Modge Podge has dried, apply a thin layer of Modge Podge to the top of the images and ornaments. This will seal the images and add a protective sheen.


Thread the twine or ribbon through the pre-drilled holes on the ornaments, creating loops for hanging. You can also add a thin coat of gold metallic paint for a shimmer.

Hang them gracefully on your Christmas tree, or adorn them on gift packages.


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