Several months ago I made a wood veneer pendant lampshade and I was really happy with how it turned out. So why haven’t I shown it here yet? Because it’s been sitting in our future home office instead of being hung up in all its glory, because apparently I am indecisive and changed my mind about ten times on where I wanted to hang it. BUT it was the inspiration for these wood veneer ornaments!
How to make wood veneer ornaments
I have a giant (and I mean giant) spool of wood veneer leftover from that project that I need to use up. I used some of it to make these wood pallet Father’s Day cards.
It was perfect for these ornaments for Christmas.
What you’ll need to do this:
- Pine Wood Veneer Edging (you can buy this at any major home improvement store – I got this particular spool at Home Depot from a brand called Bennett)
- E6000 Adhesive Glue
- twine or hanging thread of your choice
- hole punch
- clamps or binder clips
Cut out six, 10.5″ (26.5 cm) strips of wood veneer and punch a hole on both ends of each strip.
Form a circle with the ends of your strips and use the permanent glue to glue them together. Then use your clamps or binder clips to hold them in place while they dry.
You can try and do this with all 3 strips at once. But you risk the glue seeping through the holes and the edges, thus sticking your strip layers together. Then you won’t be able move your strips into the exact position to create a sphere after they are dry.
DO NOT USE A GLUE GUN FOR THIS.
The first time I tried doing this I used my glue gun. I never learn. Bad idea. The glue did not hold at all and by the next day the strips had popped apart.
You need a strong, permanent adhesive for this and E6000 is by far my favorite permanent glue.
Tie a knot and thread your ornaments with your choice of thread. I used twine because I wanted a bit of a rustic look.
Marvel at your inexpensive yet expensive looking wood veneer orb ornament.
I used Pine Veneer because Pine gives a really nice warm glow against your classic Christmas lights.
Now go decorate your tree.
It is up already isn’t it?
Damnit. I mean Darnit…Santa.