Corrugated Metal Christmas Tree Ornaments

This was a quick and easy project and I love the final look of these vintage inspired Christmas tree ornaments.  

I had all the supplies at home and the ones I didn't came from the dollar store. 

These ornaments would be great sellers at a craft fair, to make with the kids, or to make yourself to fill your tree! 

Take a look...

Christmas tree ornaments on a tree

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Supplies needed for the corrugated Christmas trees:

  • corrugated metal piece from the Dollar Tree
  • cardboard 
  • hot glue
  • vintage clothespins
  • bells
  • gold paint pen (Dollar Tree has these too)

The first thing I did for this project was to cut the piece of corrugated galvanized metal from the Dollar Tree into a triangle from the corner of one side to the opposite corners. The metal cuts very easily with tin snips or a heavy duty scissor. 

cut galvanized steel piece and wire cutters

 You can find the corrugated metal in the craft section or if not, Dollar Tree has framed pieces of corrugated metal and you can just remove the frame. 

I ended up with one triangle and 2 half triangles which I am going to flip around and attach for my 2nd Christmas tree. 

metal corrugated triangles

I traced the metal triangles onto cardboard and cut out 2 cardboard triangles the same size. 

traced corrugated triangles

You can also use chip board but you will need a jigsaw to cut out the triangles. 

corrugated triangles and chip board triangles

Next, I used E6000 glue and glued the corrugated metal to the cardboard. I clipped it all the way around and let the glue dry overnight. 

curtain clips on corrugated triangles

In the morning I painted the triangle trees with 2 coats front and back of  Waverly Chalk Paint in the color Plaster. 

When the chalk paint dried I used a Vintage Ink stamp pad and a soft brush to give the corrugated trees some definition. 

white corrugated triangles with ink and brush

Next, I added a little glue and slid the vintage clothespins onto the trees. These are the trunks of the tree.

vintage clothespin on corrugated triangle


I used a gold paint pen to add dots all over the front of the tree. You can use colored paint pens or metallic. 

Christmas tree with gold dots

For the star I'm using a bell. My bells weren't rusty so I sprayed a few quick coats of black spray paint on them and while they were wet I dusted the bells with cinnamon. I then gave the bells a quick spray of gold spray paint then coated them with a matte sealer. 

rusty bells

The "rusty" bells came out great! 

tree ornament with rusty bell and tag

Lastly, I cut a piece of coffee dyed fabric and stamped on the words MERRY using these great clickable letter stamps. I added a grommet and tied them on to the trunk of the tree.

metal trees with rusty bells

 Then I tied a loop of jute and attached it with hot glue to the back of the trees for hanging. 

corrugated trees on a Christmas tree

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tree with tree ornaments and overlay


metal Christmas tree with dots

This was a very easy project and the recycled cardboard worked great to back up the corrugated metal. 

corrugated tree ornament with a tag

These trees will make great gifts or tied onto a gift for the holidays! 

tree with tree ornaments


corrugated tree on brick background

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metal tree ornaments with bells


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .