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Winter Wood Slice Ornaments Tutorial Plus 35 DIY Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Let's Trim the Tree! Learn how to make wood slice ornaments with printable art. Plus find DIY ornament inspiration with 35 more project ideas. Browse the collection of handmade ornament ideas to find your favorites. You can craft them up for yourself or give them as gifts.

Trim the Tree decoration ideas for your Christmas Tree
Trim the Tree decoration ideas for your Christmas Tree

Making ornaments out of nature, what's more cool that that? Last year we finally took out a tree in the yard that originally we thought was a giant weed. Really, it just grew out of nowhere. It was growing right at the edge of our yard and blocking the neighbor's view of the street from their driveway, so out it came. So I asked my hubby to slice up the branches.. I just came across the box a few days ago, perfect timing to start making ornaments for Christmas! I've created a couple different ornament styles with these wood slices, but today I'm going to show you how to make this decoupaged art ornament using a free printable I designed.

Wood Slice ornament with Snowflake printable designed by Jen Goode
Wood Slice ornament with Snowflake printable designed by Jen Goode

Make a Wood Slice Ornament Plus Free Printable Snowflake Art

Remember the snowflake art I showed you last week? I decided to take that art and convert it into art you can use too. I scanned it and took it apart and make little craft pieces with it so you can make your own fun projects. These ornaments are one project idea of what to do with them, but you can create all kinds of winter fun. Or keep it super simple and just make gift tags! Here I'll show you how to make these ornaments…

Materials you need

  • Free Printable Snowflake art by Jen Goode (download below)
  • Wood slices
  • Gold twine
  • Gold Glitter
  • Glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue)
  • Mod Podge and small paint brush
  • Small screw eyes
  • Medium grit sandpaper
  • Scissors
  • Thumbtacks
  • Toothpicks

Where to find wood slices: I did a quick Google search and found a number of resources for purchasing wood slices. Etsy seems to have the best variety – you'll be able to pick sizes and quantities you want from an array of sellers. Let me know if you have a favorite!

These wood slices measure about 2" in diameter
These wood slices measure about 2″ in diameter
  1. Print and cut out the printable art that you'd like to use.
  2. Using the paint brush, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the wood slice. Place the art on top of the Mod Podge and smooth into place. Apply another layer on top of the art and wood slice, covering thoroughly. Allow to dry.
  3. Gently sand the edges of the art so the wood shows through and the paper edges are distressed.
  4. Apply a thin line of glue around the edge of the wood slice. Place gold twine/cord on the glue. You can hold the twine in place by placing a thumbtack through the twine into the wood.
  5. Using a toothpick (or a thin glue applicator) apply dot of glue around the art and sprinkle with glue however you'd like. I created little dots on the ends of the snowflake.
  6. Screw the Screw eye into the top of the wood slice. Apply glue around the base of the eye and wrap gold twine.
  7. Let the whole thing dry thoroughly.
  8. Repeat the process for each new wood slice and the art you'd like to use.
Steps to Decoupage a Wood Slice ornament
Steps to Decoupage a Wood Slice ornament
Tip: to hold the twine in place as you wrap it around the edge of the ornament, use thumbtacks.
Tip: to hold the twine in place as you wrap it around the edge of the ornament, use thumbtacks.
Make a JOY decoupage ornament from the same printable by Jen Goode
Make a JOY decoupage ornament from the same printable by Jen Goode
Make all kinds of wood slice ornaments
Make all kinds of wood slice ornaments

If you like this, you might also like this pen and ink wood slice ornament tutorial or this gold wordart wood slice ornament.

download this art by Jen Goode

Have some holiday fun making these ornaments for yourself. I hope you'll love them as much as I do!

Now for more tree trimming and beautifying fun!

Over 35 of your favorite bloggers are sharing their creative Christmas tree ideas.  From Ornaments to Tree Skirts,  you are sure find some inspiration from these handmade ideas to Trim the Tree

Christmas Ideas to Trim the Tree
Christmas Ideas to Trim the Tree
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  3. Yarn Wrapped Ornament 
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  5. Trim the Tree Garland
  6. Ribbon Stuffed Ornaments
  7. Wooden Star Ornament
  8. Melted Snowman Ornament
  9. Felt Christmas Tree
  10. Santa Star Ornament
More Christmas Ideas to Trim the Tree
More Christmas Ideas to Trim the Tree
  1. Vintage Map Ornament
  2. Yarn Joy Ornament
  3. Embossed Wood Bird Ornament
  4. Snow Man Wood Slice Ornament
  5. Christmas Garland
  6. Tree Skirt for under $20
  7. Star Painted Ornament
  8. Neon Christmas Tree Topper
  9. Wooden Spool Christmas Tree
10 great Ideas to decorate your Christmas Tree
10 great Ideas to decorate your Christmas Tree
  1. Gingerbread Cookie Ornament
  2. Wood Etched Cork Garland
  3. Bow Christmas Tree Garland
  4. Travel Map Ornaments
  5. Homemade Glitter Ornaments
  6. Felt Candy Ornaments
  7. Make Love Ornament
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  9. Joy Ornament
  10. Glitter Pinecone Ornament
Ideas you'll love to Trim your Tree!
Ideas you'll love to Trim your Tree!
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  2. Diy Tree Skirt
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  4. Wood Slice Ornament
  5. Wood Slice Child Silhouette Ornament
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  7. Mason Jar Lid Ornament
  8. Gold Basket Weave Ornament
  9. Rustic Christmas Tree Garland
  10. Starfish Christmas Ornaments

Which DIY ornaments will you make?

Looking for more DIY ornament ideas? You might like some of these ideas too:

DIY Pretty Poured paint ornaments
DIY Pretty Poured paint ornaments
Make homemade Christmas ornaments
Make homemade Christmas ornaments
Make a felt birdie ornament with your Cricut
Make a felt birdie ornament with your Cricut

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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2 thoughts on “Winter Wood Slice Ornaments Tutorial Plus 35 DIY Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas”

  1. Oh my gosh girl! I shared the wood slice ornaments when they had the pen and ink on them, but holy WOW! These are awesome! You are one talented lady! Thanks for sharing them so we can recreate them! Had a great time “hopping” with ya!

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