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Dollar Store Shiplap Ornaments - Cozy at Christmas

How to Make Inexpensive Shiplap Ornaments from the Dollar Store

dollar store shiplap ornaments

Welcome back!

It's all things Christmas over here and today I'm sharing a tutorial for these inexpensive shiplap ornaments!

These jumbo ornaments started off life as Dollar Tree finds...so they were just a buck each!


I was drawn to the corrugated metal ornament tops and decided to give them a diy beautify dose of farmhouse charm!

I'm sharing the tutorial today as part of the Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour. It's a week-long tour filled with lots of great ideas for you to replicate at home! You'll find all the links and participating bloggers at the end of my tutorial.

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SUPPLIES FOR SHIPLAP ORNAMENTS

  • jumbo cardboard ornaments from Dollar Tree (I'm not sure if you can find these at other dollar stores or not) 
* Note: if you're unable to find these ornaments, you could use these large rounds or even these

HOW TO MAKE SHIPLAP ORNAMENTS

These jumbo DIY ornaments started life as cute decorations from the dollar store. The shiplap marks are just painted on and it's hard to see, but there's quite a lot of glitter.  I decided to give them a whole new look.

dollar store Christmas decor

I used pliers to carefully remove the metal tops because I planned to reuse them.

remove metal tops

Then I took a sanding sponge to knock back the shine and the glitter. Here's a before and after.

sand

Next I gave the pieces 2 coats of white chalk paint. I used Dixie Belle Paint Company Chalk Finish Furniture paint in Cotton and it went on like a dream! This paint has very little odor which is nice when you're painting indoors!

paint

The next step was to recreate the shiplap lines. Remember, this ornament is just thick cardboard, so I couldn't actually cut through it.

I marked lines with a straight edge and used my Dremel tool to create the look of shiplap planks by just moving the Dremel along my straight edge at each marked spot. I'm not sure what the tip is called that I used...it looks like a piece of pointed sandpaper! Anyone know?

I didn't press hard enough to cut, just enough to remove the paint and make visible lines.

mark lines

score lines

Now that my base was done, I created some designs in PicMonkey and uploaded them to my Silhouette cutting machine.

I cut each design out of matte black vinyl and used transfer tape to perfectly center them on my large ornaments.

DIY shiplap ornaments

I carefully reattached the tops, and now they're ready to hang on my tree!

Here's a closer look.

close up

They have a real chippy farmhouse feel and best of all, they add the look of shiplap!

better not pout ornament

Fixer Upper style ornament

They're absolutely perfect on my farmhouse styled Christmas tree, which I'll be sharing later this week.

shiplap ornaments

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DIY shiplap ornaments
It's time to take a look at what the other ladies have created for Cozy at Christmas. The links are below, I hope you visit them all!


Cozy at Christmas holiday tour



I hope you find lots of inspiration and creative ideas here; there's only 20 days until Christmas!

If you missed it, I shared a Farmhouse Guest Basket on Monday that includes a 20% discount to diy beautify readers. Be on the lookout for a yummy recipe tomorrow, and my farmhouse tree later this week.


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Disclosure: I received products from Dixie Belle Paint Company that I used in this post, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

30 comments:

  1. These are adorable! I really should make some, especially since I actually have shiplap walls lol. I have wanted to get a dremel forever, it needs to go on my wish list now ;) Thank you for a darling idea! Merry Christmas, Cindy! xo, Andrea

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    1. You are so lucky to have shiplap walls Andrea! It's still a dream of mine.😍

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  2. Those are so cool! I love that you were able to give them a shiplap look. Not sure what that tip is called for the Dremel but how handy! Can't wait to see your tree!

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    1. Thank you Cecilia! It was a fun challenge and they turned out better than I expected! Love when that happens :) Merry Christmas!

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  3. What a creative idea! Your ornaments turned out great. Looking forward to seeing the whole tree.

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    1. Thanks Eilis! I'll share the tree on Friday ;)

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  4. I love this! You are so creative! The shiplap look is so pretty. Have a Merry Christmas!

    Heather

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  5. Those are amazing. Great job. The galvanized hanger makes them perfectly farmhouse. Thanks for linking up to the Cozy at Christmas Blog Tour.

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    1. Thanks Katie, yes I agree that the galvanized hanger really adds so much charm! Thanks so much for hosting this fun hop :) Merry Christmas!

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  6. What a fun, clever project! I haven't seen the orversized ornaments at my Dollar Tree but I will be on the lookout! Pinned! Happy to be touring with you this Christmas Season! Blessings, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

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    1. Thank you Cecilia, have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Good Heavens Miss Cindy - You are incredibly talented! Always enjoy getting glimpses into your cozy, comfortable world. I appreciate your ability to look right past the boring mundane of an average (fill in the blank), throw your sparkle at it, and pop out the other side with functional beauty... AND your remember to take pics worth a 1,000 words along the journey to create your blog posts! Cyber high-fives to you, My Dear! Kerry @ Curly Girl in Stitches

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    1. Thanks so much Kerry! That truly blessed me :)

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  8. Well, aren't they the cutest? They certainly do have a farmhouse feel! I would love more shiplap in my home as well. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. OOO...these are so adorable...and Johanna Gains would be so proud of you using this shiplap idea....

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  10. These are seriously SO cute and pretty, Cindy! I have such trouble seeing potential at the dollar store. I walked the aisles the other day thinking what I could redo to fit my décor and now I am running back to see if they have these! Such a fabulous idea and Im so happy to be on this blog hop with you!

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    1. Aw, thanks so much!! I do hope you find these pieces at your store! I find you need to stop by often because the cute stuff doesn't last long!

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  11. These are are adorable and so creative! Who what have thought - shiplap ornaments! I love what you've done!

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  12. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  13. What a cute and clever project! It is a true delight to share this tour with you.

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  14. Oh I am a crafter and maker too, so this project really resonates with me! I love them so much! Very clever, creative and darling!
    Merry Christmas,
    Jemma

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  15. Oh, My Word! These are sooo cute! I may have to look into making these next year! Thank you for sharing! Have a Happy Holiday Season! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. Cindy,
    Your homemade ornaments are fantastic. You make it look so easy, and the finished product is gorgeous. No homemade look to anything! Now, mine will scream homemade.

    Merry Christmas

    Judith

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  17. I am in love with those shiplap ornaments.

    I never go to the Dollar Store, but I think I need to make a visit.

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