6th Day of Craftmas: DIY Farmhouse Style Ornaments

On the 6th Day of Craftmas, we made for you a set of DIY Farmhouse Style Ornaments! Here are some of my favorite painted Christmas ornament crafts for Craftmas.

Hello and welcome back for the 6th day of Craftmas!

I am so excited to be participating in a fun little series called the 12 days of Craftmas with my blogging friends (Craftivity Designs and North Country Nest).

Throughout the first 12 days of December, we will share a DIY or craft each day that would be perfect as a gift this Christmas.

12 Days of Craftmas Projects!

A collage of images of Christmas crafts surround a central image with a wood background and graphic that says

Here are the DIY Christmas crafts we’ve completed so far:

For the 6th day of Craftmas, it’s my turn again to share a fun DIY/craft idea.

I posted early this week a few farmhouse-style ornaments I absolutely loved.  So, I decided to stick to my farmhouse theme and make a cute set of farmhouse-style painted Christmas ornaments myself!

I’m going to go over how I made each ornament individually since they were all a bit different.  Other than the ornaments themselves, I didn’t have to buy any other supplies.  That puts the total cost of this gift idea at less than $15!  Woo!

A stacked image collage has two images. The top image is decorative text that reads "DIY farmhouse-style ornaments" in black font on white background. The bottom image is a set of painted Christmas ornaments - black, white, silver, and gray ornaments on a red box surrounded by pine tree branches and white fabric.

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How to Make 5 Different DIY Painted Christmas Ornaments

Five DIY painted Christmas ornaments sit on a white and gray plaid blanket. Three of the ornaments are blubs - one is gray, one silver, and one is white with the word "joy" handwritten in black marker. A fourth ornament is a round black disk with "merry christmas" and a laurel wreath painted in white paint. The fifth ornament is a smaller bulb painted with white, black and gray paint in a marbled effect.

1. Color Block Wooden Ornament

The first ornament was a simple color-block wooden ornament.  I got the unfinished wooden ornament at Michaels for just a few dollars.

I used Milk Paint in Driftwood for the top half of the ornament (it’s like the perfect farmhouse gray color) and Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Linen White for the bottom little part.

2. Chalkboard “Merry Christmas” Ornament

I purchased the plain chalkboard ornament from Michaels and made the design using some art I had previously purchased from Creative Market.

A simple wreath and “Merry Christmas” seemed perfect for the chalkboard ornament.  After resizing a few different times to fit the ornament, I printed the design out on my printer.

I then used my favorite transfer method to get the pretty design onto the ornament.  Basically, color the back of the design with white chalk and use a pencil to trace the outline of the top of the letters/design onto the ornament.

A black chalkboard ornament has a simple wreath design and the words "merry christmas" drawn on with white chalk.

The chalk magically transfers to the ornament and then just traces over the chalk with a paint pen.

I cover the entire chalk transfer process more in detail here.

3. Silver Foil Gray Plastic Ornament

This ornament may be my favorite! I’ve been dying to silver foil something ever since I made some gold foil-painted pots back in the summer.  There’s copper foil, too!!

I started with a plastic ornament and used the same Driftwood paint from the first ornament.  Instead of painting the outside, which may not stick since it’s plastic, we painted the inside!

For the silver foil, I used some spray glue and gloves (because it sticks to everything) and rubbed some silver foil sheets over the glue.  I used the glove to rub some off to create a blotchy, rustic look.  (Check out the gold foil painted pots post for a more detailed explanation).

4. Joy Plastic Ornament

This ornament was painted in the same way as the silver leaf ornament.  Instead of the dark gray color, I went back to the Chalked Paint in Linen White as the interior paint color.  It had to be diluted a bit to cover the entire interior of the ornament since it’s a bit thicker than normal paint.

I used a pen to write out the word “joy.”  It’s easy to erase since the exterior of the ornament is shiny plastic.  If you don’t like how it looks, just wipe it off with a paper towel.

A clear plastic globe ornament is filled with a layer of white chalk paint which coats the inside of the ornament ball. On the outside, the word "joy" is faintly traced onto the surface of the ornament.

Once I was satisfied, I traced over the pen with a thick, black sharpie.

5. Whitewashed Wooden Ornament

The last ornament was another wooden one purchased from Michaels.  First, it was painted using black chalkboard paint.

Once dry, I used the Chalked Paint in Linen White to quickly brush on a little paint, then wipe off the excess with a dry paper towel.  The result is a whitewashed effect!

A small black ornament sits on a white tabletop next to a white paper towel. A paint brush applies white chalk paint to the surface of the ornament.
A woman's hand uses a paper towel to wipe white chalk paint off the surface of a black wood ornament, leaving a streaky white paint finish on the ornament,

One last detail, I picked up some plaid/buffalo check fabric from Joann that I’ve been using for random projects this holiday season.  For 3/5 ornaments, I cut a small strip of the fabric to use in place of twine to hang the ornaments on the tree.

And that’s seriously it!  Very little work, and almost no cost, and you have a custom-made farmhouse style painted Christmas ornaments set!  I’m not gonna lie, I wanna keep these for myself!

Five homemade painted Christmas ornaments sit in a red box. Each ornament is decorated differently. There are three round globe ornaments in white, gray, and silver. One ornament is a black chalkboard ornament that says "merry christmas", and the fifth ornament is a small black wood ornament with a rustic white-washed paint finish.
Five DIY painted Christmas ornaments hang on a wooden dowel rod. Three ornaments hang from black and white buffalo check ribbon, and two hang from craft twine. From left to right: a grey and white color-blocked wood ornament; a plastic globe ornament with gray and silver-leaf, a round black chalkboard ornament with a simple wreath and the words "merry christmas" in white; a black wood ornament with a whitewashed paint finish; and a white globe ornament with the word "joy" written in black marker.
A red gift box sits on a white and gray plaid blanket; the box is filled with DIY hand-painted Christmas ornaments, each decorated with a different design, in the colors black, white, silver, and gray.

That’s all for today, friends!  Do you like the painted Christmas ornaments?

And, come back tomorrow for another great crafty gift idea!

Wishing you a joyful day!


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  1. These are so simple, but so gorgeous! I would love to give a set as a gift. Also, love that you used the buffalo check fabric as a tie.

  2. You are always coming up with some brilliant idea. I love this set of ornaments – they go so well together. This is such a nice gift to any one – and they’ll seriously cherish it!! BTW: I checked out the gold foil post and the post are so beautiful – never done anything like it!!

    1. You just squeeze paint inside (a little goes a long way) and spin the ornament around until the whole thing is covered. I let it sit with the open part on top. You inevitably get a little pooling at the bottom of the ornament just because of gravity but as long as you don’t use a ton of paint it’s not noticeably since it’s at the bottom.