Inside: Make your own Wood Slice Ornaments from branches or store-bought wood slices. Make your own designs or use the free images.
Wood slice ornaments are a great way to bring the outdoors in and add natural and rustic elements to your home. I was able to score some thick branches when my husband trimmed the tree in our front yard. If you don’t have any branches that need trimming then you can also purchase the wood slices already cut for you.
As far as designs go there are no rules here. Paint, stamp, stencil, freehand or add pictures and images. Use this personalized wood ornament:
- To hang on a Christmas tree
- As a place card at a dining table
- As a gift tag
- To label items
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Related: DIY Rustic Christmas Ornament from Scrap Wood
TOOLS FOR WOOD SLICE ORNAMENT
- Saw – I use this Miter saw
- Sandpaper – I use the Ryobi Multi Tool for sanding small items
- Drill – I use this drill and a 1/8″ drill bit
- Silhouette Cameo
SUPPLIES FOR WOOD SLICE ORNAMENT
- Wood branch (diameter app 2 – 2 1/2 inches) or wood slices
- Acrylic paint, paint pens, Sharpie markers, stickers, vinyl
- Material for stenciling – I use stenciling vinyl or contact paper
- Jute or twine
CUTS FOR WOOD SLICE ORNAMENT
- I cut several slices about 1/4 inch in depth
STEPS TO COMPLETE WOOD SLICE ORNAMENT
Step 1) After the cuts were made I drilled a hole at the top of each ornament to be able to thread the string through. Then I lightly sanded any rough spots. Step 2) Apply a coat of acrylic paint in several different colors to the wood slices on both sides. Then I let them dry.
Step 3) Adding designs. I did this a couple different ways. I used stencils cut with my Silhouette Cameo using acrylic paint or oil-based sharpies. I did a couple freehand as well. If you would like the PNG and SVG files you can get these in my Free Resource Library (for personal use only).
Add your string, jute or twine.
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Hi Tiffany ,loved your project,this is Marietta here, can I use any other medium of paint other than Arylic paint , like fabric paint or water color will it hold onto the wood slice..
Please do guide me
Acrylic would be the best option for paint. Watercolors might not show up as well. I have never used fabric paint on anything other than fabric. So I am unsure of how well that would work. Enjoy the project.