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Quick and Easy DIY Wood Ornaments

These DIY wood ornaments come together in just a couple of minutes flat! They’re a perfect last minute holiday project for decor, gift toppers, and more.

diy wood ornaments

Are you ready for the quickest, easiest, and coolest ornament DIY I’ve shared all season? I love when projects come together in a simple and satisfying way, and this one takes the cake.

The inspiration for this was (you guessed it) the boho Christmas tree that I created this year. Did you see all the other ornament and decor projects we created for it?

We made not just the beaded garland, but these boho snowy ornaments too. I added a few tassel ornaments (these are super easy) and created some pine cone fire starters, which also make beautiful decor. And finally, don’t miss these pretty pom pom ornaments in neutral boho shades!

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diy wood ornaments on a table

Custom DIY Wood Ornaments

These lovely little ornaments are pretty self explanatory, but I did want to share some ideas for altering and customizing this DIY!

  • Instead of simply hanging them on your tree, string a few on a garland and hang over a mantel or doorway.
  • Group a few of them together, tie with ribbon, and hang from a doorknob or wall hook.
  • Attach them to handles of gift bags for an extra little something on a holiday gift.
  • Deliver to teachers or neighbors as a simple handmade present.
  • Try painting the beads to change up the look of the wood ornaments.
diy wood ornaments

Supplies You’ll Need

Wooden Beads. You can often find sets of wooden beads with varying sizes; these lend themselves well to a project like this one! You could even find different styles of beads to switch up the look of these DIY wood ornaments.

Leather or Faux Leather Cord. When you’re choosing cord, make sure that you choose something which will be thin enough to fit through the holes in your beads twice over (because the cord will be folded over on itself. Also, remember that you don’t have to use genuine leather! You can use a faux leather, or even a different material like cotton.

Scissors. A nice, sharp pair of scissors will make clean cuts in your cord.

How to Make DIY Wood Ornaments

  1. Start by cutting a 12″ length of leather cord.
  2. Fold the cord in half. Slip the ends of the cords through the holes in your wooden beads. We added three beads to each ornament, largest on the top, a mid-sized bead in the center, and smallest on the bottom.
  3. Tie the leather cord in a knot at the bottom of the beads.
  4. If you wish, you can also tie a knot at the top of the beads to keep them from slipping up the cord.
  5. Hang on your tree using the leather loop at the top of the wooden ornaments.
leather strip with beads
how to make a wood and leather ornament
how to make a wood and leather ornament
wood bead ornaments
diy wood ornaments

More Ornament Ideas You’ll Love

I took a moment to round up some of our most popular and enduring DIY ornament posts for you! Be sure to pin your favorites to your holiday Pinterest boards.

And if you try our DIY wood ornaments be sure to rate the project below. Have fun! xoxo

diy wood ornaments on a garland
diy wood ornaments

Quick and Easy DIY Wood Ornaments

Yield: DIY Wood Ornaments
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

These DIY wood ornaments come together in just a couple of minutes flat! They're a perfect last minute holiday project for decor, gift toppers, and more.

Materials

  • Leather cord
  • Wood beads in various sizes

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

how to make a wood and leather ornament

  1. Start by cutting a 12" length of leather cord.
  2. Fold the cord in half.
  3. Slip the ends of the cords through the holes in your wooden beads. We added three beads to each ornament, largest on the top, a mid-sized bead in the center, and smallest on the bottom.
  4. Tie the leather cord in a knot at the bottom of the beads.
  5. If you wish, you can also tie a knot at the top of the beads to keep them from slipping up the cord.
  6. Hang on your tree using the leather loop at the top of the wooden ornaments.

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