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DIY Silhouette Nativity Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Recently I made some silhouette nativity ornaments to give to the youth girls at church. (You can see the ornaments HERE.) I loved how they turned out and decided that I needed to create an entire nativity tree for our home. And so I got to work on my own DIY nativity Christmas tree ornaments. I’m sharing below all the details for how to create these farmhouse style Christmas ornaments for your own tree!

Farmhouse style DIY nativity Christmas tree ornaments on Christmas tree antique clock.

DIY Silhouette Nativity Christmas Tree Ornaments

For the girls I had to make so many that I just went with the vinyl version. If I had more time then I definitely would have painted them. Since I’m not at all talented in my artistic abilities, I love using vinyl to create my own stencils. It’s so easy to do and the vinyl adheres really well to the wood to prevent the paint from bleeding. Just stick the reverse portion of the vinyl design, paint and then peel!

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Easy To Make Silhouette Nativity Ornaments


What you’ll need:

    • wood slices (These already have the hole drilled for the ornament and come with twine to hang on the tree. I love that they are farmhouse style.)
    • vinyl (Any color will do because it won’t be staying on the ornament. The vinyl is only used as a stencil.)
    • Silhouette vinyl cutter
    • black craft paint
    • stencil paint brush
    • ribbon (If your wood slices don’t come with ribbon to hang the ornament.)


What you’ll do:

  • Create the nativity vinyl cut outs in your vinyl cutter software. I got my nativity scene from Silhouette, but if you don’t have access to that then there are plenty available on Etsy HERE.

Nativity scenes Silhouette Studio software


  • Cut your vinyl designs and then weed out the center areas. (The parts that would normally be placed on a project.) Place the reverse vinyl images onto the wood slices. This will act as your stencil.

Nativity farmhouse Christmas ornaments

  • Paint the inner section. I did a few coats.
  • Before the paint completely dry, quickly pull off the vinyl from corner to corner.
  • Attach ribbon and hang on the Christmas tree!

Easy to make nativity Christmas ornaments

Very farmhouse Christmas style! I positively love, love, love how these turned out. So much that I’m going to have to make more throughout 2020 to give as gifts next year! Can you believe is almost 2020? I cannot. This year seriously has flown by. It has been a tough year. But this holiday season brings with it rebirth. The nativity symbolizes that, and in many ways the thought was on my mind as I created these Christmas ornaments.

Much like I felt as I created the nativity ornaments a few weeks ago for the girls at church, I found myself again alone in our dining just taking time on the intricacies of each ornament. I reflected again on those moments when I first thought about the silhouette of those being placed on the slice of wood. They are the reason for this season. Their lives, while seemingly less than intricate starting out in a stable, were part of a design that was truly unlike anything else in this world. It was indeed intricate and created for all of us. For that I am eternally grateful.

Happy Holidays and may the New Year bring you an abundance of blessings.


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