One of my favorite things each year is to make my own ornaments to add to our tree. Last year I created these holiday wood slice ornaments. The year before were the faux suede subway art ornaments. This year I decided to use my scroll saw and favorite spray paint to make some to much my red and gold decorated tree. Here’s how I made these Simple Gold DIY Scroll Saw Ornaments!
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Step 1: Apply contact paper
Use your shelf liner paper or contact paper and apply it to the top of the MDF scrap that you are going to cut from. This protects the MDF from the spray glue you will use to attach the design for cutting.
Step 2: Spray glue designs
Use spray glue to adhere the designs to the contact paper so that you can cut them out precisely.
Step 3: Cut shapes apart
Use your scroll saw to cut all the shapes apart.
Step 4: Cut each shape
Cut each shape out. When cutting inner sections, drill small holes in each section then re-insert the blade into each drilled hole for each section then remove it when that small area is cut out.
Step 5: Remove paper and contact paper
Step 6: Lightly sand each shape
Use 220 grit sandpaper to lightly sand each shape on the front and any rough edges.
Step 7: Spray paint
Use a really good metallic gold spray paint and lightly coat the shapes. Do a second coat when it dries.
See the finished photos below but also remember to check out all these other DIY Holiday ornaments by other amazing makers!
There you have it! A bunch of simple, yet beautiful festive, custom made DIY scroll saw ornaments. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!
And here’s a look at the entire tree! We went with a Gold and Red theme this year.
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Get out there and make something! Happy Everything!
Maker. DIY Blogger. Artist.
Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.