Mini Noel Ornaments

Hi friends,

Have you seen the Christmas ornaments made with the Tumbling Tower Game pieces from Dollar Tree? There are all kinds of ideas floating around Pinterest using these mini wood pieces! They measure just under 2-inches by about 1/2-inch and are about 1/4-inch thick. You could cut your own, but why do that when you can get 72 pieces for $1.00 at Dollar Tree?!?!

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If you can’t find the Tumbling Tower Game at your local Dollar Tree, they do have it on the website. You’ll have to buy 3 – but even with adding shipping it’s still a great deal! And you’ll have lots of wood pieces for crafting. 😊

The first thing I did was to paint the pieces with 2 coats of red acrylic paint. (Here’s a great set of paints if you’re looking to resupply your craft room.)

Then using a small stiff-bristled brush (similar to this), I dry brushed around the edges of the pieces with white acrylic paint.

Using my Cricut Explore Air 2, I cut “NOEL” vertically from white permanent vinyl using the Cricut Sans font. Then I applied the word to the front of my wood pieces using transfer tape.

I inserted a small screw eye into the top of my wood pieces. It helps to use a small awl to make a tiny hole and then screw in the screw eye. I cut a length of white twine to use as a hanger for my ornaments. I threaded one end of the twine through the screw eye and then both ends of the twine through a small wood bead – a larger eyed needle helps with this step! (I used the 8mm wood beads from this set.) I tied a knot close to the bead to hold it in place and then tied the ends of the twine together to make the hanger.

If you don’t have a Cricut machine, you could use stickers or write the word on the ornament with a paint pen. These would be fun with any Christmas themed word or you can personalize them with the names of your family and friends.

These mini ornaments are the perfect size to add to a treat bag, to use a package tie on, and of course to hang on your Christmas tree! 🎄


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