Wood slice Christmas ornaments are becoming one of the most popular tree decorations. It is not a surprise because natural materials are preferred by many. It is true that the market is flooded with plastic toys of various shapes and sizes which have an unlimited shelf life but are also extremely environmentally unfriendly. With the growing popularity of the Eco trend in people’s lives, everything has changed quite dramatically and everyone who is conscious about preserving the planet will avoid plastic decorations.
Christmas is a special time of the year, a period of magic, gifts and fabulous atmosphere. Decorating the Christmas tree with the children is unforgettable and every family has special memories and fascinating stories for each Christmas tree ornament. People associate wood with warmth and coziness. Wood is the symbol of nature. Wooden Christmas ornaments and decorations are safe and durable, will not lose shape and are not toxic. Last, but not least, wood can be easily disposed of without harm to the environment.
Wood slice Christmas ornaments – a charge of cheerfulness and positive emotions
Wood slices are now a very popular natural material and come in different diameters and shapes of cuts. They are great for various craft projects and fun activities during the winter holidays. Working with natural materials, including wood slices, children develop fine motor skills, patience and perseverance, an interest in creativity, imagination, and understand the importance of respect for nature. DIY Wood slices ornaments can be hung not only on the tree. We will show you different ideas and techniques how to make fantastic decorations and compositions. Wood slice Christmas ornaments can be a great handmade gift for friends and family members as well. You can draw anything on wood slices – from simple Christmas symbols, letters, to names, houses and sledges. These wood cuts can be purchased in craft stores or ordered on the Internet. Or can even make them yourself by sawing a fallen tree branch.
How to make a snowman wood slice ornament?
Fine Tipped Paint Brush
Coat each wood slice with a thick layer of white acrylic paint.
Print two dots for the eyes and a few more for the mouth.
Draw a carrot nose shape with orange paint.
Leave the ornament to dry.
To protect the ornament, seal the surface with inexpensive varnish or with a thin layer of modge podge glue.
You can draw a penguin and Santa as shown on the photos or any other Christmas symbol.
Diy Snowman Ornaments with Wooden Slices
Paint – white, black, pink, and red
Orange String or yarn
Decorative Trim, optional
Decorative String or Ribbon
Paint the wooden circles with the white paint. You will need 2 discs for each snowman ornament. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Glue some decorative white trim around the edge of your wood slices.
Cut a long triangle from the cardboard for the snowman’s nose. Paint the triangle shape with the orange paint and allow it to dry completely.
Wrap the painted triangle with orange string. Glue the nose onto the wooden circle.
Paint black dots in a smile shape for the mouth.
Next paint three black buttons on your second circle. This will be the snowman’s body.
Draw pink cheeks.
Glue on the googly eyes above the nose.
Glue the head wood circle to the body wood circle.
Thread a piece of decorative string through the hole in the wood and make a loop.
Hand Lettered Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments
Wood slices, drilled with hole
White Chalk paint
Fine tip black permanent market
Decorative ribbon of your choice
Paint the surface of each wood slice with white chalk paint, leaving the outer edge of each wood slice unpainted so that there is a thin border. Allow to dry and then repeat on the other side each wood slice.
Write a Christmas phrase onto each wood slice with a pencil.
Carefully trace over the pencil marks with the fine tip permanent black marker.
Allow your ornaments to dry overnight.
Thread a decorative ribbon through the hole at the top of each wood slice ornament for hanging.
DIY Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments
Mini wreath ornaments
Hot glue gun
Paint the front of the wood slices with the chalkboard paint, leaving the edges exposed. Apply one or two coats as needed.
Hot glue the mini wreath to the ornament approximately where it will be located to spell out the word.
Use a chalk pen to write out the words on the ornaments, adding extra embellishments if you like.
Hand Painted Wood Slice Wreath Ornaments
Wood slices, drilled
Acrylic paints – green, yellow, blue, white and red
Two small paint brushes – round and flat
Paint the wood slice with white paint using your small flat brush. Let dry.
Use the small round brush to draw a green circle.
Paint simple leaves around the circle.
Use a darker green paint to paint some evergreens in your wreath by drawing a line with simple lines coming out of each side. Repeat these around the entire circle.
Paint the berries by using your red paint and making small circles placed around the wreath.
You can then repeat the painting process on the back or get creative and add some wording or a name.
Finally, thread your jute string through the drilled hole.
DIY Decoupage Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments
White acrylic paint
Small flat paintbrush
Decorative patterned holiday napkins
Fine grit sandpaper
Twine or ribbon
Paint one side of the wood slice with white acrylic paint. Let dry completely.
Peel apart the layers of the decorative napkin, and discard the unpatterned layer. Cut a small square of the napkin, just a bit larger than the wood round.
Apply a layer of decoupage glue over the white paint. Smooth the small napkin square over the decoupage glue. Smooth out any bubbles. Let the decoupage glue dry completely.
Use sandpaper to gently remove the excess napkin paper, smoothing the edges of the wood round.
Seal the ornament with another layer of decoupage glue, and let dry completely.
Tread twine or ribbon.
Easy DIY Wood Slice Christmas Tree
Scrap piece of wood, 11 inches wide x 10 inches tall
Fine grit sandpaper
Hot glue gun
1 x 2 inch wood pieces for frame
Faux greenery for tree topper
Stain and paint the wood base. Let dry.
Using a fine grit sandpaper, sand off some of the paint to reveal the stained wood underneath.
Position on the wood slices to form the shape of a tree. Attach the slices by using hot glue on the back of each one.
Decorate the top of your tree with faux greenery and berries.
Frame it with some simple 1×2 boards.
DIY Wood Slice Christmas Wreath
Wood wreath for,
hot glue or wood glue
embellishments of your choice – ribbon, faux greenery sprays, berries, etc.
Arrange the slices around the wreath leaving some space in between. Glue them with hot glue gun or wood glue.
Then lay out a second layer of wood slices laying them over the empty spaces.
Decorate your wreath with a ribbon bow and sprigs of greenery.