Every year we like to share some new DIY ornaments with you. And this year is no exception! If you are looking for some easy ornaments to make with a cutting machine, this project is perfect for you. Everything you need to make these Scandinavian wood ornaments is linked below in our tools and materials list.

If you already have your ornaments set for the year, you could also hang them up around your home or use them as gift toppers. Another pretty idea would be to hang a few from your winter berry branch — another project in our December collection.

DIY wood Scandi ornaments

How wood you like to decorate your tree?

We have been having fun with wood veneer lately! Last month we shared these really cute winter sprig ornaments that Krista made out of wood veneer and chipboard. And now for our December collection, Lindsay has designed these Scandinavian wood ornaments. Due to the type of material and intricate designs, we recommend using a Cricut cutting machine with a deep cut blade and StrongGrip cutting mat. 

Ready to get started? Our download at the bottom of the post includes five different designs — craft them all or choose your favorites to make!

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  • Wood VeneerWalnut, Maple, and Cherry
  • Twine or Ribbon


Wood veneer will cut best using a deep-cut blade on a StrongGrip mat. You can tape down the edges of your veneer on all four sides to ensure it does not move while cutting. Use these as ornaments on your tree — or tied to a present for a unique gift topper!

handmade Scandinavian wood ornaments
DIY Scandinavian wood ornament gift toppers
handmade Scandinavian wood ornaments for Christmas tree

Explore More

Want more ideas like this one? Explore the rest of our December Collection or browse our Christmas projects. You can also find more ornaments to make for your tree.