Rustic Distressed DIY Driftwood Ornaments

Christmas is 12 short weeks away...

rustic distressed DIY christmas ornaments

Now that I have your attention, I'm reposting a very popular ornament post from a few years ago.

My first thought was to find vinyl Christmas words online 
to use for my project.

But in the end I decided to hand paint them.  

I used scraps of driftwood I found on the beach. I just love hunting for driftwood scraps on the beach.

white painted driftwood ornaments

I gave them a quick coat of white spray paint then hand painted Christmas words with a Sharpie oil-based paint marker.

I gave them a quick sanding for a distressed, rustic look.

I drilled holes in the corners of each block and
wrapped waxed twine around the ends and through the holes of each block. 

DIY rustic distressed ornaments with clothespin

I finished some off with a flannel ribbon and a DIY rusty mini clothespin.

Rustic Distressed driftwood ornament DIY

Driftwood pieces to create rustic ornaments

tutorial for driftwood ornaments

Rustic and distressed driftwood ornaments

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


  1. Those ornaments are wonderful. How clever!

  2. I love these. The words you chose are sweet. Thanks for sharing.


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