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.
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.
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
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!
- Print and cut out the printable art that you'd like to use.
- 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.
- Gently sand the edges of the art so the wood shows through and the paper edges are distressed.
- 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.
- 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.
- Screw the Screw eye into the top of the wood slice. Apply glue around the base of the eye and wrap gold twine.
- Let the whole thing dry thoroughly.
- Repeat the process for each new wood slice and the art you'd like to use.
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!
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Which DIY ornaments will you make?
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