Five Ways to Create Wood-Slice Ornaments this Holiday Season

Wood-slice ornaments have been around for a few years and they don't seem to be slowing down. These five clever ideas show how to create wood-slice ornaments for several styles and looks, and they don't have to be just on the tree.

Add Antlers and Bells

IMAGE: MAY RICHER FULLER BE

There are so many unique ways to use wood slices when crafting ornaments. To start with, you need to find your wood slice. If you live in an area where you have access to trees and the tools to cut the slices, you are off to a great start. Just make sure to work with wood that is already dry and free of sap and insects. If you don't have the resources to cut your own wood -- or if you would just rather not -- most crafts supply stores sell bags of wood slices. Each of these projects uses a slightly different technique for creating them, but they are all simple and only require a few additional craft supplies.

This whimsical ornament is perfect on any tree or as a holiday decoration in your home. Simply follow the step-by-step tutorial found at May Richer Fuller Be to create your own. Who knows, maybe when you jingle the bells, an angel will get their wings!

Personalize It

IMAGE: THISTLEWOOD FARMS

KariAnne, of Thistlewood Farms, created a personalized version of the wood-slice ornament by adding the names of each member of her family. These work perfectly to hang on each stocking on the mantel. Find the full step-by-step instructions at Thistlewood Farms.

Make a Snowman or a Wreath

IMAGE: FINDING HOME FARMS

Wood-slice ornaments don't need to use just one piece of wood. Group smaller ones together and make a snowman or a wreath. These ornaments make perfect gift toppers that are a present themselves. Find the full tutorial at Finding Home Farms.

Bring Some Color To It

IMAGE: THE SWEETEST DIGS

Wood-slice ornaments don't need to just be rustic. This colorful version uses brightly colored paint and patterns to create a unique look. Don't be concerned if you don't feel you have artistic talent. Use simple patterns in repetition or use stencils to create your design. You can be inspired by the colors used here or select your colors based on your own decor. To find the full tutorial, visit The Sweetest Digs.

Add a Picture To It

IMAGE: MOUNTAIN MODERN LIFE

Mountain Modern Life created this ornament using a photograph and adding a message and date to the back. The tutorial shares the step-by-step process for creating this unique ornament that is perfect to hang on your own tree or to give as a gift.

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