How to Create an Oversized Santa Ornament

Have you shopped the Christmas ornaments at Walmart? I have recently fallen in love with their Santa ornaments, especially those that have a vintage look! I bought my favorite because I knew I wanted to include it on a Christmas project, which turns out to be this pretty oversized Santa ornament!

Here’s What I’m Using…

  • Walmart Santa Ornament
  • Dollar Tree Bamboo Cutting Board
  • Waverly Ivory Paint
  • Red Paint
  • White Glue
  • Greenery Sprig/Large Red Berry (Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon
  • Waverly Antiquing Wax
  • Distress Ink
  • Wire

First, I want to give the bamboo board I’m using as my surface a nice crackle! I’ll paint it front and back with my red paint.

Dollar Tree cutting board and Apple Barrel Red Apple paint
Dollar Tree cutting board painted red

Allow the red paint to dry completely and then add a light coat of white glue on top.

Dollar Tree cutting board painted red with glue brushed on

Next, and this part is important, add a coat of Ivory paint on top of the WET glue.

Dollar Tree cutting board painted red with glue brushed on and then painted Ivory

Once you begin to add heat you will see the amazing transformation begin!! This is my favorite part!!

crackle effect on Dollar Tree cutting board
crackle effect on Dollar Tree cutting board

I just LOVE this effect!! It adds so much to a piece!

Waverly Antiquing Wax

Next, I sanded the edges of the board and then added Waverly antiquing wax to the surface and the edges to darken and give an aged appearance.

Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Add Distress Ink for an even darker appearance. I’ll add a wire hanger to the top by drilling holes in the top and wrapping the ends of the wire around a paintbrush.

wire hanger added to Dollar Tree board
Walmart Santa

Finally I’m ready to add the Santa and a bow. The Santa had a hook on top so I removed it and then used hot glue along with E-6000 to adhere it to the board. So pretty!

clearance ribbon from Hobby Lobby
greenery and large red berry
greenery and large red berry glued onto Santa
glue added to back of Santa

Wow!! I love it so far!

Santa ornament attached to Dollar Tree cutting board with bow

I love how this oversized Santa ornament turned out and that $1.98 Walmart ornament has been brought to life! Let me know if you try this one!

oversized Santa ornament
Santa ornament attached to Dollar Tree cutting board with bow

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