DIY: Rae Dunn Inspired Christmas Ornaments

Create beautiful, on trend, Rae Dunn inspired Christmas ornaments, in a few easy steps!

I used to buy wood ornaments every year from a website that would put my kids pictures on them so that I could have a snapshot in time of what my kids looked like that year. Well last year I bought these wood ornaments from Amazon to make my own (this will be a future blog post, LOL!). They were $8.99 for a pack of 20 ornaments, so very budget friendly.

I didn’t get around to making my photo ornaments and wanted to do something different with the ornaments that I purchased. I decided I wanted to use my Cricut to make Rae Dunn inspired ornaments!

I started out by painting my ornaments, some in Waverly white chalk paint, and some in Apple Barrel Black paint.

Painting the ornaments.

While the ornaments were drying, I used “The Skinny” font that I downloaded from Then I chose what words I wanted to use. I designed the words I wanted to use in Cricut design and printed them out on vinyl, matte black for some, and white black for others. Then I weeded the vinyl and put them on transfer paper.

Vinyl transfers
Transferring the vinyl

Here are some of the words I did:

Festive words, can be customized to your liking!

Next, I painted the tops of each ornament black. For the black ornaments, I painted the tops Folk Art Silver Sterling, by Plaid.

Painting the top of each ornament.
Painting some Apple Barrel black.

Next, I painted the tops silver.

Silver tops on the black ornaments.

I am super pleased with how they turned out! Since I don’t have a mini Christmas tree out yet, I displayed them 3 different ways. In a wood box, on a magnetic board, and the reindeer names I made were displayed in a galvanized basket.

Not bad for $8.99, plus the cost of the vinyl and paints.

Here is the link for the Amazon ornaments, in case you are interested:

20 Pcs Unfinished Wood Ornaments Wood Slice DIY Christmas Ornaments Hanging Decoration 2.75″x3.6″ with Pre Cut Strings

And some of the finished ornaments:

Displayed in a box that I got on clearance at Joann. I love that place!

Hanging from magnetic hooks on a magnetic board, another clearance item from Joann.
I love the reindeer names! I am thinking of painting the O in Rudolph red and adding a red heart to Clarice.

If you don’t have a Cricut or don’t want to create your own transfers, they are available in my Etsy shop. I can customize different words as well as different colors.

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Published by Carla

Carla is a married Mom of 3 who lives in Pennsylvania and loves all aspects of crafting, home projects, cooking, baking, and shopping.

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