DIY Christmas Tree Ornament Stars
These Dollar Tree DIY Christmas ornament stars are made for my neutral Christmas decor this year. Even in Canada I never considered finding brown ornaments would be so challenging. After spending an entire Friday searching for brown Christmas ornaments, I found … one single brown Christmas tree ball for $32.99. By then I felt like a Grinch so I gave up, went to the Dollar Tree for supplies and the hardware store for a can of dark brown spray paint. Much happier, this girl with a plan, went home. Here is one of the many DIY Christmas ornaments I am putting together for our Christmas tree.
Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Ornament Stars Supplies
Whenever I add anything to my Christmas tree I never place less than six of anything on the tree. I was able to find 8 so that is how many I made.
- Dollar tree star shaped ornaments
- Dark Brown Spray Paint
- Dollar tree miniature wood stars
- Gold metallic paint (craft or spray paint)
- Hot Glue or E6000 glue
- small bits of greenery
DIY Spray Paint Cover Supplies (Optional)
- Medium gauged wire (dollar tree)
- Old cardboard fruit/vegetable box with hand holes.
If your making a few of these or any other type of spray painted Christmas ornaments I suggest taking the time to check out the video and watch how I used an old tomato box and wire to create a spray paint cover to hang the ornaments in for spray painting. Instead of spray painting one side of the ornament, let it dry. Flipping it over to do the other side, letting it dry again. Then repeating for a second coat I came up with an idea for a DIYfree spray paint box. I was then able to spray paint both sides of the ornaments and let them hang to dry. So much easier. The pictures aren’t pretty. But I promise it’s so worth doing.
Spray Painting the Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Ornaments
After getting the painting boxes made I gave each star two coats of the espresso brown paint, including as much of the hanging strings as possible. Let each coat dry for an hour between.
While they were drying I went inside and painted some gold stars for embellishments.
Painting the Gold Star Embellishments
I was able to find these little wood star ornaments at Dollar Tree 10 for $1.50. I had some gold spray paint so I used it to paint mine. But any kind of gold metallic paint works for this. If you have gold foil I bet it would work as well. I gave my stars two coats of gold spray paint letting it dry for half an hour between coats.
Putting Together the DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments
This was very simple and the picture makes it pretty much self explanatory.
I had some thrift store greenery, cut the end of the branches off at an inch long. Two branches for each star. Using a bit of hot glue add them to the center of the brown star.
Next take the little gold star I used e6000 and some hot glue to hold the gold star into place.
Line the small star up so that the point line up in the same direction as the larger brown star.
These stars are very quaint and beautiful on the Christmas tree. They add little bits of dark contrast to the neutral toned Christmas tree. I love them, especially at the price point compared to the one I found. AND I almost have a whole can of espresso brown paint leftover for more ornaments.
Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Ornament How to Video
Here is a video tutorial I created for you. I still cannot get over how difficult brown ornaments are to find would love to hear how you think the brown looks on our tree.
Other Inexpensive DIY Christmas Ornaments
This year I made various types of Christmas tree ornaments in neutral colours. So far I have posted two of the ornaments from this Christmas tree. I will add more as I get them written. Happy Christmas crafting. Leanna.
DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Ornament Garland
Instead of using ribbon this year, I decorated our tree with a DIY dollar tree Christmas garland, branches, sparkling brown picks, and greenery. It turned out very high-end looking and I am so glad I tried it for a new look this year. I hope you check it out for your tree.
Painted DIY Christmas Balls Craft
These painted Christmas tree balls are from last year, I loved how they turned out so I used them again this year. The soft green colour is my favorite part, they are warm and calm looking and add a soft bit of colour to the tree.