I’ve seen lots of variations of wood slice ornaments this season. Many of them are beautiful, but they involve free handing a drawing or some words on them. Drawing and beautiful penmanship are not my strong suits. Not even a little bit! I also saw lovely ones done using printed transfers. While those were more along the lines of what I could do, they also gave me an idea for an even easier way to make these.
At some point over the last few weeks, I purchased some Christmas stickers. I bought a package with two sheets that I found in the Dollar Bin at JoAnn’s. I didn’t have a use for them in mind, but they were pretty, so I thought I could think of something to do with them. When I decided to make some wood slice ornaments, I thought I’d give these stickers a try and see if they would work for this project.
My husband had been doing some yard clearing and I asked him to save some of the wood for me. He was very helpful in cutting the small branches into slices for me. He just used a hack saw since I wasn’t being picky about the exact thickness of each slice. I cleaned the wood up with just soap and water and left them to dry.
After cleaning, I used a Sharpie to make small dots around the outer edges of the circle, then I placed a sticker in the center of both sides of the wood slice.
I used Mod Podge Spray Sealer and gave each slice a coating on both sides.
Once dried, I screwed an eye screw into the top of each slice.
I tied a thin piece of ribbon around the base of each screw.
That’s it! While these may not be as polished looking as many I’ve seen, I was happy with the result. They will look great on Gloria’s rustic tree along with pine cones and gold painted branches she’s using as filler.
Quick and Easy!
A pretty addition to a rustic tree
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