Welcome to Day 13 of my 25 days of Craftmas series!  Today, I’m showing how to turn Jenga wood blocks into these adorable Christmas ornaments.  These Jenga ornaments have become so popular the last couple of years and they are really fun and easy to make.  And they turned out so cute!  I added Christmas words to mine, but you could also personalize them with names and other sayings. Read on for the full tutorial.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD THE FREE SVG FILE

The first thing you’ll need to do is get the free SVG file you’ll use for this project.  I keep all the SVG files I use for the projects I make in my SVG Library.  These SVG files work with Cricut and Silhouette machines, as well as many others.  This library is open to everyone and is free!  You can access the library here. For this project, you’ll want to download 2 files.  Look for files called Christmas Words. It will be listed under the category-Craftmas 2020 – Day 13.

STEP 2: PREPARE VINYL

Open the design in your software program.  Size the design to 2.75″ wide and leave the height proportional.

When everything is sized correctly, you can cut the design.  I cut all the words out of Black Vinyl

Once everything is cut, weed away the excess vinyl.

 

Use a weeding tool to remove all those tiny pieces inside of the letters.

Place a piece of transfer tape over the top of the vinyl.

Rub over the letters with a scraper.

Then, trim off the excess transfer tape

and cut apart the words.

STEP 3: PREPARE JENGA BLOCKS FOR VINYL

Paint the wood blocks with Christmas colors.  I used a red, green, and white.  I used bright colors so they black vinyl would pop when it’s on the ornaments. You could also do darker colors and use white vinyl.

Paint 2-3 coats of each color.

Once the paint is dry, grab some sandpaper and lightly sand the edges of the ornaments.  This step is optional, but I love the distressed look it gives the ornaments.

 

STEP 4: APPLY THE VINYL TO THE BLOCKS

Grab one of the vinyl words and pull off the vinyl backing.

Center the word on the block.

Rub over it with your scraper.

Then, pull off the transfer tape. Repeat with all the words.

STEP 5: ADD FINISHING TOUCHES

Use a drill and small bit to add a small pilot hole to the end of the wood blocks.

Then, screw in an eye hook.  I found it was easiest to start screwing it into the block with my hands and then use some plyers to screw it in the rest of the way.

Thread a piece of jute twine through the eye hook and tie the ends together.

Finally, you can add some fun Christmas embellishments to the top of the ornament.

You can tie on a Christmas bow, add a cute mini jingle bell, or glue on some pine, berries, or pinecones.

 

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Want to make your own? Get the free cut file for this project in the resource library

 

 

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1 Comment on Jenga Christmas Ornaments

  1. Love, love, love this. I have my blocks painted and will sand the edges tomorrow. I’ll try to get a pic when I get them finished. Thank you for another great tutorial.

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