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Block Ornaments



Wooden cubes, 1", $2 for 10; 1.5", $4.50 for 10; and 2", $8.50 for 10;
Base metal screw eyes, 1/32" (#JF0524Y), in Raw Brass, $1.75 for 12, and jump rings, 3/32" (#BMF370Y), in Raw Brass, $1.75 for 12;
Matte multi-surface craft paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2 for 2 oz.,


  • Drill (such as Dremel) and 1/32-inch bit
  • Wooden cubes
  • Screw eyes, 1/32 inch
  • Glue
  • Craft paint and paintbrush
  • Jump rings
  • Pliers
  • Ribbon, 1/8-inch wide


  1. Step 1


    With drill, make pilot holes in a corner of each cube. For single cubes, drill only one corner. For a chain of two or three cube ornaments, drill opposite corners, as shown. Twist screw eyes into holes. Glue to secure.

  2. Step 2

    Lightly dilute craft paint with water and paint sides. Let dry.

  3. Step 3

    Connect cubes by threading jump rings through screw eyes. Use pliers to pinch rings closed.

  4. Step 4

    Thread an 8-inch piece of ribbon through each jump ring; knot.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2013