If you’re the kind of crafter who loves to take just about any opportunity you can to turn a project into a chance to practice your hand painting skills, then I think you might be very interested indeed in my latest DIY Christmas ornament! I realized recently that I hadn’t tried hand painting something in a while despite loving it so much and I’ve also been hankering to try crafting with wood lately, so I decided to combine the two. I also decided to keep track of my steps so that I might help other people give the project a try too!
Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.
For this project, you’ll need:
- A wooden disc
- Paint (green, black, white, and orange)
- Paintbrushes (A wider brush, a medium brush, and a small, fine brush)
- A dotting tool
- Water (if your paint is the kind that requires it)
Gather your materials!
Use your wider brush to paint a waving shape near the bottom of your wood slice in white. This will be a snowbank! Mine spanned from the bottom rounded edge and a little bit up the side like a hill.
Clean your wide, flat brush and use it to paint a tree in green. I created the shape of evergreen branches by lightly pressing the wide tip of my brush, dipped in green paint, at alternating downward diagonal angles layered from the centre on each side. I repeated this several times down towards my white snowbank to make a tree about half an inch tall.