In this post: A free printable DIY vintage bird wreath Christmas ornaments with glass glitter trim for antique farmhouse or French country holiday tree decor or even to use as a gift wrapping accent.
I finished this tree a few weeks ago and love how it looked in our front window. The white, silver, and blue have such an ethereal and peaceful feel on this flocked tree in our home. I had a couple of DIY ornament ideas for the tree in my bedroom and actually ended up loving this ornament out on this tree instead. So I made a bunch more and love the sweet vintage feel it had. Someone dear to me loves little birds, and I think of her when I look at these ornaments.
Of course I have the download and tutorial for you!
Besides the ones I added to my tree, I plan to use these sweet little vintage bird wreath ornaments with my gift wrapping as well. I think they will add a lot of charm to my gifts this year.
- free printable bird wreath ornament download (print here)
- scallop scissors (buy here)
- mini hole punch (my favorite for projects- buy here)
- German glass glitter (I love this one here)
- glue (buy here, here or here)
- twine or ribbon
Step One: Download and Print Ornaments
You can download and print the bird wreath ornaments HERE. Just click the little icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. I printed mine on white card stock but you could use any color to match your decor! I think they would be really cute on Kraft paper too.
Tip: If you would like to make some that are mini, adjust the percentage in your printer settings when printing, ie: 80%, etc.
Step Two: Cut out and Hole Punch
I used these scalloped scissors to cut out my ornaments to add even more charm to my ornaments. I always love the vintage little cards and ornaments with a scalloped edge.
I used this mini hole punch to add holes to my ornaments for hanging. It is important to add the holes to the ornaments before adding the German glass glitter because the glitter makes it much harder.
Step Three: Apply Adhesive and German Glass Glitter
The thing that makes these ornaments feel really special and vintage is the beautiful German glass glitter edge. I love this particular glass glitter (here) because the color is a warm silver with so much texture and sparkle. I used this inexpensive gel glue here for this ornament, but I have also linked to glue I have used for other ornaments above in the supply list.
- Apply a thick bead of glue all the way around the perimeter of the ornament
- pour German glass glitter generously on top of the glue
- tap off excess
I always apply my glitter on top of a sheet of paper so it can capture the excess and so I can easily roll the paper to pour the excess glue back into the bottle for later use.
Step Four: Tie on Ribbon or Twine
I used twine to hang mine because I love the natural look of it (and because I had it on hand). You could use a thin ribbon or even just an ornament hook to hang them as well. This would be a great thing to customize to your decor. I tied a regular slip knot in the top to keep it secured.
I repeated this a few times and made approximately 18 total vintage bird wreath ornaments for my tree. I love that they add so much to the tree- and very inexpensively! I feel like my pictures don't do this Christmas tree justice, but trust me when I say that they look really cute on it in person.
If you love free printable ornaments, or DIY ornament decor ideas, you won't want to miss my post from a few days ago with several to choose from! You can find that post and all of the printables linked here.
Happy decorating, friends!
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