Wood tag barn ornament
Friends, I have the most adorable wood tag barn ornament to show you! This was a project I started last year and wasn’t able to perfect it. Yesterday, I decided I would sit down and see what could be done to not only finish this project, but to take it over the top. I believe I accomplished that by adding the snow and the glitter. You can never go wrong with glitter, can you?
Not only is this project cute, but it is also budget friendly. These ornaments would look great hanging on the Christmas tree or also as gifts. I had so much fun making them, and now I want to show you how to make one of your own!
Let’s get started! Here is a list of all the materials that will be needed to complete this project. I try to make all my crafts budget friendly with supplies that are easy to find of that you may already have on hand. I would check your craft stash before heading to the store to buy any of these products. You may even fins some of the patching plaster in your basement =)
- Wood tag (you can find these at Walmart in the craft department)
- Antique wax
- Red chalk paint ( I used the color Holly Berry from A Frayed Knot paint line)
- 2 Large popsicle sticks (the smaller ones will not work for this project)
- sharp scissors that will cut the popsicle sticks – These FISKARS work nicely!
- Pine pipe cleaners ( These can be found at just about any craft store or in the Christmas section at Walmart)
- Fine point black sharpie or black paint and fine tip paint brush
- Sand paper
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Patching plaster – to achieve the snow look ( This can be found at any home improvement store)
- White glitter
( I want to apologize for the less than spectacular photos. The past few days it has been cloudy and my camera was not working with me at all.. I think its soon time for a new one, lol! )
Step 1: Stain both the popsicle sticks and the wood tag using the antique wax. Adding the stain before painting will darken your paint a little and give more of an antique look. If you do not prefer the antique look, you can totally skip this step.
Step 2: Paint the red tag and one of the popsicle sticks red. You do not want to paint the other popsicle stick red because that us going to be your roof.
Step 3: Cut two pieces of the painted popsicle stick to fit the bottom half of the barn as doors. No need for precise measurements here, just do what you feel looks best.
Step 4: Cut the stained popsicle stick into three pieces. One piece to fit the top, center of the barn, and two pieces to fit the sides. Make sure to leave a little over hang on the sides as this will add to the cuteness!
Step 5: Secure both doors in place with some hot glue. You want them to be side by side with no gaps in-between.
Step 6: Hot glue the roof in place making sure to leave a little over hang. I found it easier to start with the center piece. I then matched each side up so it was even with the center.
Step 7: Now, let’s add some snow to this barn! To do this I am using something called patching plaster. You can find this at pretty much any hardware store. I bought mine at Lowes, but I’m pretty sure Walmart sells it, too! So, to add the snow, dip a small popsicle stick into the patching plaster and begin to apply it to the roof of the barn. I sort of use a scraping motion to get it to look the way I want. The plaster is thick, so giving it a few taps with the popsicle stick will really add to the snowy look.
Step 8: While the patching plaster is still wet, add a generous amount of white glitter. The glitter really takes this project to the next level, in my opinion.
Step 9: Using the pine pipe cleaner, shape it into a wreath, and twist to secure. Obviously, you will not use the entire pip cleaner.. that would be one big wreath, LOL! Hot glue the wreath to the center of the barn, but make sure it is under the pre-drilled hole. We will need that open so we can hang this beauty on the tree!
Step 10: Take a piece of twine and thread it through the pre-drilled hole. Tie and knot it the twine to secure and push the knot to the back so it is not visible.
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube