DIY Christmas Tree Ornament: Easy Decoupage Craft

by Alli

These festive, decoupage DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments are so pretty and inexpensive. It’s my type of craft – cheap, easy, and pretty. 

I’ve linked the simple craft supplies you’ll need at the end of this post. You probably have most of them on hand. As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. 

I’ll be the first to admit that I cook much better than I craft. Simple things, I can handle, and this one is so easy that anyone can do it. 

When it comes to crafting, I especially like to decoupage. Decoupage is simply gluing pretty paper or tissue cutouts to glass, plastic, or wood. It’s a relaxing way to spend an hour or two. 

DIY Christmas Tree Decoupage Craft - Easy and Simple

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Supplies To Make DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

For your convenience, I’ve added the links to the list of supplies at the end of this post. 

  • Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments (or your favorite wooden ornament)
  • Sponge Paintbrush or Small Paint Roller
  • Mod Podge 
  • Christmas-Themed Wrapping Paper And/Or Tissue Paper (the better-quality wrapping paper and tissue paper works the best)
  • Scissors 

Cover your work surface with wax paper or something similar to keep drips contained.  Place a wooden Christmas tree ornament on the wrong side of the tissue or wrapping paper. Trace with a pencil.

DIY Christmas Tree Craft - trace paper with pencil and cut out

Cut out the tissue paper (or wrapping paper) tree. 

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament - Cut out wrapping paper and wooden tree ornament

Pour out some mod podge onto a paper plate. Using a sponge paintbrush or roller, cover one side of the tree evenly with the mod podge.

Use Mod Podge with a paint brush to brush over the wooden tree ornament

Carefully, place the cut-out tissue paper (or wrapping paper) on top of the tree, gently smoothing out the paper as you go. 

Wrapping Paper cut out and placed on wooden Christmas Tree Ornament

Brush on another layer of Mod Podge on top of the tree. Let dry completely. 

Add another layer of Mod Podge on top of the wrapping paper

I didn’t try to decoupage the area with the hole to hang the ornament. You can leave it natural or paint it green or red. 

Also, I only decoupage one side of the ornament. You can certainly do both sides if you’d like. 

Can I Use Other Materials For Decoupaging? 

Yes! If you don’t have any holiday Christmas tissue paper in your gift-wrapping stash, fear not. There are several other materials you can use.

After I used tissue paper to make several festive Christmas ornaments, I was like a madwoman, hunting down other materials I could use.

I found some scraps of wrapping paper leftover from last year. You know those ends that you keep in case you need to wrap a very small package and you never do? 

It was my favorite wrapping paper so I decided to make a few trees using that paper. They are adorable. 

I try to always buy the thicker wrapping paper and I have to say that I enjoyed using the wrapping paper more than the tissue paper. The wrapping paper I used for this project was leftover from last Christmas. I think I purchased it at T.J. Maxx. Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx always have the best wrapping paper. 

The ornament below is made using wrapping paper!

wooden Christmas tree ornament decoupage with festive wrapping paper

I used tissue paper to decoupage the Christmas tree ornaments below!

DIY Christmas Tree covered with wrapping paper

Other Materials You Can Use To Decoupage the Christmas Tree Ornaments

  • Festive paper napkins (Make sure you separate all the layers. You’ll only need the top, pretty layer)
  • Wrapping Paper 
  • Fabric
  • Origami paper  
  • Wallpaper
  • Pages from a magazine
  • Greeting cards

This is a very inexpensive craft project. The only thing I had to buy was the wooden ornaments. I had everything else on hand. 

You can also use cardboard ornaments. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut ornaments from cardboard. I would probably decoupage both sides if using cardboard. 

Optional: You can hang these festive ornaments on the tree or use them to adorn wrapped gifts. 

I also think these Christmas tree ornaments are a fun and easy project for kids. I’m definitely going to let the grandkids get in on the action. 

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Yield: 10

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

DIY Christmas Tree Ornament is so pretty and easy to make. This inexpensive craft is fun for kids as well.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Wooden Christmas Tree Ornaments (or your favorite wooden ornament)
  • Mod Podge 
  • Christmas-Themed Tissue Paper OR Wrapping Paper (the thicker, better tissue paper works best)

Tools

  • Sponge Paintbrush or Small Paint Roller
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate or Saucer (for Mod Podge)

Instructions

    1. Cover your work surface with wax paper or something similar to keep drips contained. 
    2. Place a Christmas tree ornament on the wrong side of the tissue paper. Trace with a pencil. Cut out the tissue paper tree pattern. 
    3. Pour some Mod Podge into a paper plate or saucer. Using your sponge paintbrush or roller, cover one side of the tree evenly with the mod podge.
    4. Carefully, place the cut-out tissue paper on top of the tree, gently smoothing out the paper as you go. Repeat the process on the other trees.
    5. Brush another layer of Mod Podge on top of the tissue paper covered tree. Let dry completely. 

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