Add Antlers and BellsIMAGE: 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 ItIMAGE: 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 WreathIMAGE: 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 ItIMAGE: 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.