Sunday, 20 December 2015

Woodland Adornments by Lynne Moncrieff

For my final post for 2015 I am sharing a trio of ornaments with a rustic, woodland theme, all featuring the fabulous greyboard stag heads. They are so speedy to make and would be fun to decorate a complete tree to this theme.



MDF Baubles (substitute with Oval Plywood or die-cut That’s Crafty! Surfaces)
Distress Stain Sprays:- Tarnished Brass, Picket Fence, Antique Linen, Ground Espresso
Distress Ink Black Soot
Gilding Waxes (I used Treasure Gold but That’s Crafty! stocks several substitutes)
Burlap (substitute with Idea-ology Textured Surfaces)
Extras:- Tartan ribbon, wooden star buttons, brass jingle bells, bark panel



Spray MDF baubles, the Stag Heads, wooden buttons and jute twine with the Distress Stain Sprays. For the baubles and Stag Heads aim for an aged wood appearance. Ideally leave to dry but if pushed for time, dry with heat gun.


Mist wooden buttons with Picket Fence and the fragments of bark with Tarnished Brass.  Roll the jingle bells around the remainder of the sprays left on the craft mat. 

Simply layer the Stag Heads with the bark and bulap to the MDF baubles, embellishing with tartan ribbon, jingle bells and wooden star buttons.

Randomly apply the Distress Glitter Dust here and there onto the MDF baubles, including to the Stag Heads, buttons and bark. 

Finally thread the stained/unstained jute twine for hanging. 


Now the baubles are ready to adorn a Christmas tree or if your gift packaging has a rustic, woodland theme, the baubles could add that extra something to the gift presentation.


To end this post I want to say heartfelt thanks for the comments filled with support and encouragement that have been left here over the past 12 months. My next post for That’s Crafty! will be on 3rd January so all that remains is for me to send you all Seasons Wishes and Here’s to 2016 being a wonderfully creative year for all of us!

Lynne x


  1. Wow, Lynne, those are stunners! I could see them in a top end shop at a ridiculous price. Have a fab Christmas and New Year.

  2. Love the rustic style Lynne and wonderful textured layers on your gorgeous baubles. The tartan just gives them a special appeal

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  3. I do love the rustic look for Christmas. These remind me of cosy log cabins, roaring fires and the scent of pine woods. I love the splash of colour in the tartan and the textures. A rustic themed tree would indeed look special graced with these! Have a wonderful Christmas, Lynne and Thank You for all the beauty you have given us in 2015. xx

  4. Fantastic rustic look - I love all the texture, the burlap, the bark - and the deer's heads look amazing. Love the little tartan accents too.
    Alison x

  5. Just gorgeous all that texture and layering is superb

  6. Lynne!
    You do make these ornies look so easy to make- I might have to give them a go!
    I really love the rustic,organic look and the bark pieces added are just the perfect touch!! Beautiful!!

  7. Lynne they are wonderfully rustic and yes even organic with the beauty of bark, you are always having such amazing ideas , dear, and these aged, earthy looking ornaments for Christmas are gorgeous in their own special way !!
    Thank you my friend for this years beautiful postings , I look forward meeting you here again next year. xxx

  8. What a wonderful combination of natural elements! Chrisx

  9. Ooh these are gorgeous, I love the rustic nature of them,fab
    Donna xxx

  10. What a prolific artist you are! I am constantly amazed (and inspired!) by your creativity. These are the most darling ornaments. We have a majority of men/boys in our family and this is something I'm going to try for all my "men"! Love that you tell us step by step your process. Thank you, Lynne, and Merry Christmas to you! inkybru xx

  11. Ahhhh - these are wonderful Lynne. Reminds me so much of tree ornaments we have on one of our trees here at the ranch. Might have to play with your fabulous idea here and add another one similar to your creation too!!!! We have lots of cedar and bark out here! You are always such a super inspiration to me! j.

  12. I love the rustic style of these beauties Lynne! x

  13. These look gorgeously rustic Lynne. A different style for you in some ways but you are Mistress of all styles! Looking forward already to your creations in 2016. Nicola x


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