DIY Wood Finial Christmas Ornaments

These easy Christmas ornaments are made from wood finials and wood beads and can be customized to match your tree and decor!

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I love everything about Christmas, especially the magical feeling that comes from a beautifully decorated and twinkling Christmas tree! Every year I repurpose my old decor, purchase a few key pieces and DIY as much as I can so everything feels different.

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Christmas decor can get expensive, and I'm a budget-kinda girl, so I try to DIY as many of my ornaments as possible.

These wood finial ornaments were so easy to make and they add such a classy look to my tree. They're inexpensive, and you can totally customize the colors to match your tree! Let's get started!

How to make wood finial ornaments


These wood finials are the same ones I used when I made my round beaded wood tray with easy crackle finish. They are from Lowes and only $3 for a package of 2! They are very popular and sell out quickly.

Step 1: remove screws

The first thing you'll need to do is remove the screw from the finials with pliers. Mr DIY did this and he said it's really easy.

Step 2: glue wood balls to finials

Use the Rapid Fuse glue to glue the flat bottom ball to the end of the finial where the screw was. I love this glue because it's set in 30 seconds, so if you're using another type of glue, you may want to also use hot glue as well so it sticks together quickly!

Also glue one of the small balls to the bottom of the finial.

You can see how this ornament is shaping up so quickly!

Step 3: paint wood ornaments

Use the paint of your choice to paint 2 coats on the entire ornament. I would normally use chalk paint because it dries so quickly, but I loved the color of this paint from Schnubs. It's called Light Drizzle, and it's a beautiful soft green that is going to look gorgeous with the rest of my ornaments for my dining room tree.

I needed to paint 2 coats to get full coverage. Set ornaments aside to dry completely.

Step 4: paint small wood beads gold and embellish if desired

As I was pondering how to hang these DIY wood finial ornaments, I came up with a clever idea of using additional small beads, painted gold.

I painted two sizes of small beads. The easiest way to do this is shown in the very short video clip below. Save yourself the headache, and messy fingers, and paint your beads this way! 

How to paint beads fast video clip

Step 5: glue beads and attach eye screws

I glued the gold beads together as you see below. To attach the eye screw, I simply added a little hot glue to the screw and inserted it into the hole of the top bead. I also used a small craft brush to paint a little gold embellishment around the finial. The dots were added with the handle of the paint brush. The gold beads were glued to the top of the finial ornament. Now they'll be super easy to hang from my Christmas tree using my favorite tree hooks!

Before and after

These wood finial ornaments cost about $2 each to make and I think they look fantastic! I'd love to hear what you think!

Here they are hanging on my green and gold tree in our dining room. You can see more of this green and gold tree and my holiday dining room here!

I noticed something funny as I was taking these pictures...Mr DIY sneakily added a taco ornament to my classy tree lol 😂 I'll bet he didn't think I'd notice. Can you spot it? It actually works well with the colors of this tree so I'm going to leave the taco 🌮

I'd love to know if this is a DIY Christmas tree ornament you would make! If you do, share it with me, I'd love to see how you decorate yours! As always, sharing with a friend is appreciated!

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