Crafty Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas (Wood, Clay, Paint, More!)

If you have ever wanted to start a Jesse Tree but felt overwhelmed, know that everything you need to get started is in this post, and I have a really fun free printable for you as well! Jesse trees can be so different from family to family. They can be bought or made, the ornaments can be crafted out of practically anything, and I love how unique and beautiful they all are! Be sure to check out my post all about how to get started using a Jesse tree! Here a round-up of my favorite Jesse Tree resources to help get you started in this rich Advent tradition!

If you are looking for a printable Jesse tree ornament set, you can check out my round up of printable Jesse tree ornaments here. This post just concentrates on the crafty kind that you make yourself out of more 3 D materials such as felt, magnets, paint, salt dough, etc. 

DIY Crafted Jesse Tree Ornament Ideas

No matter what kind of Jesse Tree ornaments you are considering crafting, my How To Draw Jesse Tree Ornaments videos might be exactly what you’re looking for! These videos will guide you step by step to draw your own Jesse Tree symbols. You can use that to draw on paper, salt dough, canvases, wooden circles, felt, or pretty much anything else you can think of. Check out the video course here

Felt Crafted Jesse Tree Ornaments

Felt is a great way to create Jesse Tree ornaments! They always come out looking adorable and crafty, and they hold up over the years. Some versions you can just cut and glue without sewing, and some sets are intricately embroidered around. The choice is all yours! This felt pattern set plus devotional from Jen at Faith and Fabric is absolutely beautiful! I can’t get over it!


Wooden Crafted Jesse Tree Ornaments

Wooden ornaments are another great option! They could either be painted on wooden circles, or you can find wooden shapes from various craft stores etc to put together a set.

This set of DIY Jesse Tree ornaments made from wooden shapes came from My Grace filled mess and I love them! Definitely check these out.

Wooden Tree Circles For Crafting Ornaments On

Whether you are painting, printing and decoupaging, drawing, or however you are crafting your Jesse tree ornaments, these wooden tree cookies are a great base! I think they are extra perfect because the Bible verse that the whole Jesse tree concept is based on is that a sprout will grow out of the stump of Jesse… and these tree cookies totally look like pieces of a stump! You can order your set here to craft yours on. 

Oven Baked Clay Jesse Tree Ornaments

Clay is another classic way to go for Jesse Tree ornaments! You can shape them 3D or make them more like cookies. Half Of A Hundred Acre Wood made a set of Jesse Tree ornaments from Sculpey oven bake clay and they’re absolutely adorable! Go be inspired by those. 

Here is a really good basic salt dough recipe if you want to save some money by not buying the Sculpy clay. 

Fun Foam Crafted Jesse Tree Ornaments

Of The Hearth made a super fantastic Jesse Tree ornament set from fun foam, and they are so cute and colorful! This is the perfect idea if you don’t want to bake or sew.

Jesse Tree Ornament Swap

Another super great option if you want a set of crafted Jesse Tree ornaments is to have an exchange! Each family that is participating makes 25 of the same ornament, then everyone gets together and exchanges them. This is faster and easier than crafting your own set because it’s easier to mass produce them then to crank out 25 different designs, plus, it’s fun! Check out how to host a Jesse Tree ornament exchange here

Affordable Jesse Tree Ornaments You Can Purchase

When time is creeping up on you and the beginning of December is getting closer, sometimes it’s better to just save your sanity and buy the Jesse tree ornaments. Doing the devotion is better than always saying you’re going to do the devotion but never having time to start it. And you know what? It is possible to buy Jesse tree ornaments that don’t break the bank! Check out these options. 

This magnetic Jesse tree ornament set from Amazon looks easy to use and is only about $13! Prime shipping, too. 😉

Free Printable Jesse Tree Devotional

Feels Like Home Blog has a beautiful and easy to use Jesse Tree devotional that you can print for free. Her version includes little songs you sing, which I love!

Be sure to check out all of my Jesse Tree resources for families here.

Check out all of my Advent and Christmas posts here.

The Advent Christmas Planner- available from Catholic Icing

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