Last year I collected LOTS of vintage dominoes and also lots of ideas to make domino Christmas ornaments. Today I’ll share some that I’ve made and a few more ideas that I haven’t tried yet. Please leave a comment and let me know if you have more ideas! Thanks!
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Super Simple Domino Ornament
The simplest way to make domino ornaments is to just add an eye hook to the top, run a ribbon through it, and then hang it on your tree. You could also add an eye hook to the bottom and hang charms from the bottom, too. Sometimes I brush a little metallic lustre on the sides of these. I’ve seen others use acrylic paint.
- wood dominoes
- screw eyes, #216 – 1/2″ x 1/2″
- misc charms (optional)
- Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush or acrylic paints (optional)
- jute, string, or ribbon — about 12″
Domino Ornaments with Rhinestone Christmas Embellishments
These Christmas ornaments are almost just as easy as the first example.
- wooden dominoes
- Christmas rhinestone embellishments
- B7000 or E6000 glue
- Dremel drill OR screw eyes #216 – 1/2″ x 1/2″
- jute, string, or ribbon — about 12″
Here’s the live video where I made them on Facebook.
- Glue the dominoes together, side by side. Two or three across.
- Drill holes in the top corners or add eye hooks to the top edge.
- Glue the rhinestone embellishment to the front.
- Add the hanger.
If there are any more for sale, they’ll be listed here in my online shop — Domino Ornaments for Sale
Green Bakelite Domino Ornament from Homeroad
Susan over on Homeroad made these lovely green ornaments out of bakelite dominoes! I found some very similar at an antique store last year so I’ll be making something similar very soon!
These dominoes are really old! I’m going to try making these with my black wood dominoes and see how they turn out. I have LOTS of keys in my stash that I can use!
Decoupaged Domino Christmas Ornaments
Decoupage works best on plastic dominoes with a flat surface. Use decoupage medium and tissue paper, napkins, or download images specifically designed to fit on dominoes. There are some beautiful vintage-style ones available on Etsy — find them HERE.
Here’s a tutorial I found that uses napkins.
And now for some BONUS Christmas ornament ideas… I’ll need to update this article soon from “5” to “7” or even more as I find more ways to decorate these old dominoes!
Snowman Domino Christmas Ornament
I’ve seen several versions of snowman domino ornaments. Most use white plastic dominoes.
I couldn’t find the original maker of this easy domino ornament. All you would need is a black and orange paint pen or Sharpie, red felt, and a string. Can’t get much simpler!
Please let me know if you know who this photo belongs to and I’ll add a link.
Stamped Domino Ornaments
This version also uses light-colored plastic dominoes with a smooth side.
First, clean the dominoes well to remove any oils from previous game players’ hands.
Drill a hole on the top for the eye hook. You can also drill one on the bottom if you want a charm to dangle down.
Alcohol inks can be used to create colorful backgrounds, or just stamp right on the clean surface.
Use Staz-on ink to stamp Christmas designs on the flat side. DO NOT TOUCH until the ink is completely dry. It will smear.
Seal with Glossy Accents, Sepia Accents, Matte Accents or Stickles.
Screw in the eye hooks and add charms if you want. Use a ribbon or string as a hanger.
Fill a Clear Plastic Ornament
This version is another super simple one. It uses mini dominoes. Pour them into a large clear plastic ornament and tie a bow on top.
Buy Domino Ornaments
If you’d prefer to buy…
- Etsy – I always like to support other handmade sellers!
- Pinnacle Peak Trading Company makes some beautiful glass ornaments made by Polish artisans. Available on Amazon.
- Old World Christmas also sells a blown glass domino ornament.
More DIY Christmas Crafts
If you enjoyed this DIY craft project, you might also like these:
- 30 Easy Snowman Ornaments You Can Make for Christmas
- 2 Ways to Make Beautiful & Unique Salt Shaker Christmas Ornaments
- Easy Advent Calendar Fillers: 101 of the Best Unique Ideas
- 18 Rustic Style DIY Christmas Ornaments
- 11 Easy Advent Calendar Ideas to Make Before Christmas
Now go to your craft room and make some of these domino ornaments for your Christmas tree! You won’t have to worry about the domino effect or a toppling domino chain when you do!
‘Til the next project,