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I love collecting ornaments when we travel. It helps us remember and reminisce about the trips we’ve taken each year as we decorate the tree. I’m notorious for forgetting to buy an ornament when we’re out though, or there are a few states that we just never happened across one. These DIY wood slice travel ornaments are perfect to remember where you’ve traveled and when you visited. Not only that, they’re super easy to make!

DIY state travel ornaments

I love these types of ornaments as gifts + they make great present toppers!

DIY Wood Slice Travel Ornaments

To start I decided to make one for each state we’ve been to and add the year(s) we traveled to the state on the back. Then, if we visit again, I can add the new years or dates to the back. You could also add a photo to the back instead (cover with a coat or several of mod podge).

DIY state travel ornaments

Making them couldn’t be easier. You’ll need:

DIY state travel ornaments

To make cut your states & years out of permanent vinyl on your machine. I like these free svg files & just added a line + the name in Cricut Design Space. You could also look at the design space files as they have several state options there.

Next, you’ll paint a circle of white on each side of the ornament and allow to dry. One completely dry simply add your vinyl, tie on a string, and hang!

DIY state travel ornaments DIY state travel ornaments

If you don’t have a cutting machine you could:

  • add state stickers
  • use stamps
  • write with a permanent marker
  • glue a photo or a map onto one side
  • add a piece of a plane ticket

DIY state travel ornaments DIY state travel ornaments

The options really are endless! I love wood slice ornaments because they’re easy to store too.

Are you all decorated and ready for Christmas?!

Choosing a slim Christmas tree DIY state travel ornaments

Author

Allison Waken is the founder, writer, photographer, and content creator of All for the Memories and All for the Boys.

7 Comments

  1. Hi,

    I love the state ornaments. Would it be possible to get your file for the state images?

    • Allison Waken Reply

      Unfortunately, they aren’t available where I originally got them. Looking for a similar replacement (or may need to make my own). In the meantime, there are lots of great state designs in the Cricut store to choose from!

  2. Would help a ton if you shared the source for the state decals.. I’ve looked everywhere!!

    • Allison Waken Reply

      Unfortunately, they aren’t available where I originally got them. Looking for a similar replacement (or may need to make my own). In the meantime, there are lots of great state designs in the Cricut store to choose from!

  3. My favorite handmade ornament is the Star of David “stained glass” paper ornament my daughter made in preschool. After years of buying tree-toppers that wouldn’t stand upright no matter what I did, I gave up and hung the Star at the top of the tree. Problem solved and a recognition of the holiday traditions of others all rolled into one!

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