A Christmas craft is always fun to make! What would Christmas be without making some beautiful Christmas tree ornaments? It’s a beautiful tradition that many people cherish and look forward to. Next to a fun activity, making your own ornaments is also a great way to make a wonderful item and bring out each and every Christmas to remember past celebration. A great way to both create such a wonderful keepsake and to make beautiful Christmas tree decorations is to choose one of these beautiful wood slice ornaments to make.
Christmas Craft: 3 DIY Wood Slice Ornaments
Christmas Craft: Painted Wood Slice Ornaments
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Paint style pens in holiday colors, like gold or silver etc.
Chalkboard paint (optional)
Spray sealer (optional)
Matte mod podge (optional)
Stencils / stamps (optional)
Fabric, beads, decorations (optional)
Twine or ribbon
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If you want, paint a layer of matte mod podge before starting to paint on the wood slice, in order to prevent ink bleeding; just be sure to let it dry completely. You can now apply two layers of chalkboard paint or using a marker or a pencil, draw the design you want on one side of a wood slice. You can write a phrase or draw a holiday figure, like a snowman, stars or a reindeer. You can also use a cute stencil or even stamps to make a design. Use markers and paint style pens to complete your design. Glue on fabric to make scarfs or hats and other decorations to bring your creation to life. Pull ribbon or twine through the hole and tie the ends together. Lastly, you can use a sealer to protect the ornaments and let them dry. Once dried, they are ready to beautify your Christmas tree.
Decoupage wood slice ornaments
You can easily apply the decoupage technique on wood slices. Black and white photos are great for this, but you could also use some Christmassy images that you can print and cut out. Here is what you will need:
A photo or other printed image (use a laser printer for printing or make a copy on a photocopy machine)
Pencil and scissors
Ribbon or twine
To make it, cut out your photo or image so it fits on the wooden slice. You can trace it with a pencil for help. Note: If you want to transfer words or phrases, be sure to use a mirror image of the word or phrase, in order for it to be readable after the process. Now coat the photo or image with the gel and put it on the slice, face-down. Use a credit card to smooth it out and remove any air bubbles. Turn it over and let it dry paper side down for a few hours, even overnight. Once dry, use a wet piece of fabric and lightly damp the photo and rub the paper away with your fingers very carefully. Use a circular movement to do that and add some water if needed. The paper will slowly come off revealing the transferred image. Now, coat it with a layer of mod podge and let it dry. When totally dry, you can use a ribbon or twine for hanging.
Etched wood slice ornaments
To make these you will only need:
Ribbon or twine
Use the pencil to draw on the wood slices some simple items, like snowflakes, outline of a snowman or a tree or make even more complicated images if you can. Meaningful words are also wonderful. Now, having the drawing as your guide, use the etching tool to burn in the design. After that, all you have to do is to add a ribbon or twine to hang them.
Choose any one of these beautiful Christmas Craft: 3 DIY Wood Slice Ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree, door knobs, and chandeliers or use them as wonderful, unique gift tags. They will add a rustic look and your personal touch in whatever way you’ll choose to use them.