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Christmas Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments

Updated: October 20th, 2021

Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments

These wood slice ornaments are so fun to make. If you like to draw, this will be a super fun DIY Christmas craft for you!
If you don't love to draw, see below for a great printable art page you can use to make your own Pen and Ink style wood slice ornaments without picking up a pen.

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Free Printables to decorate Wood Slice Ornaments

I've created some free ornament art printables that you can use to make this project. You can cut out the word art and then decoupage it on to your wood slices if you'd like.  Get creative, create what makes you happy and most importantly, have fun!

Printable Pen and Ink Holiday Ornament art by Jen Goode
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How to use printables for Wood Slice Ornaments

If you'd like to use printable art to create your own wood slice ornaments. Decoupage is a great technique. You can color the art or paint it or leave it black and white. Print on white paper or a color of your choice (I think printing on a kraft cardstock would be really nice.

How to Decoupage to create Wood Slice Ornaments


  • A wood slice
  • Printed art
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the art to the size of your wood slice.
  2. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the wood with a paint brush.
  3. Before the Mod Podge dries, place your printed art.
  4. Then apply another layer of Mod Podge over the art and wood slice. Use the paint brush to smooth out the surface of the printed art. Be careful not to brush too much as the wet Mod Podge and brush may smear the printed ink.

You can also layer art or other items like dried flowers or tissue paper on top of art when you decoupage. Simply repeat the steps: Mod Podge, printed art, Mod Podge.

MORE Wood Slice Ornament ideas:

MORE Ornament ideas:

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16 thoughts on “Christmas Pen and Ink Wood Slice Ornaments”

  1. Hello,
    I ran upon your little shop and I love it!! I am at this moment looking at these round pieces of wood that turned out nothing like the picture I had in my head…lol… Until you… thank you! I now can make tree ornaments until the cows come home…Once again thank you for sharing!!!
    Susanne Jolley
    The Antique Distillery

  2. Love this craft idea! We are so doing it! We kept the trimmed stump of the Christmas tree we bought at Home Depot (they do it for you there) we just have to slice it up ourselves. We are going to sharpie the wood cuts, but I did also buy my daughter a small wood burning tool made for older kids at either Ross or AC Moore… can’t remember, but it’s super easy to use. Thanks, this is a perfect (and easy) addition to our woodland themed Christmas décor this year! 🙂

    • Hi Catherine,

      In this case, my husband cut a few branches into slices for me (I hated the idea of throwing out a tree we had to remove). BUT, I did a quick search and found there are a ton of sellers on etsy also offering wood slices. I can’t recommend a specific one… just make sure to make note of the size you are purchasing.

    • We cut them from a tree we removed from the yard. However, etsy seems to have a ton of sellers also offering wood slices in an array of sizes!


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