DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

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DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Please visit my updated, more in-depth tutorial about making wood slice ornaments, with new printable designs HERE.

I love rustic decor and today I am sharing a quick post on some DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments I recently made. These would also make for great gifts!

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

For this project I used some leftover slices from our Save the Date magnets, and then some birch logs I bought with a coupon at Michael’s a couple weeks ago. Of course you could slice up some branches or logs you already have on hand, or even purchase the pre-sliced wood slices.

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

First, Eric sliced the wood using our Ryobi Compound Miter Saw {which is awesome!}. I then lightly sanded the sides with 400 grit paper and inserted eye hooks into the top, which we had left over from our DIY wedding wands. I was originally going to drill holes into them, until I came across this genius tip via Becoming Martha.

To make it easier to insert the eye hooks, I first created the hole with a thumbtack, and then twisted the eye hook in. I used pliers to twist them in all the way.

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

Afterwards I printed out some graphics I wanted to put on the slices, and used this transfer technique to “burn” the images onto the wood slices.

You can download some of the graphics I used on my ornaments at the bottom of this post.

If you can draw or have pretty handwriting you could skip this step and draw whatever you like on the slices. I then tied some twine around the eye hooks, sprayed on some clear sealer and voila, DIY wood slice ornaments!

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It was so easy and you can always go over them with sharpies or paint pens in festive colors to jazz them up a bit. I want to pick up some fine point metallic markers and then make some more of these, including one that says “our first Christmas”, being that this is our first Christmas as a married couple, woo-hoo! You could also make some easy Monogram ornaments to give as gifts. The possibilities really are endless.

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Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

So what do you think?

Take a look at how to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

You could even skip the eye hooks and twine, spray on some sealer and you you have Holiday drink coasters!

Click on the download button below to download some printable design transfers, which have already been reversed for your convenience. These are for personal use only and cannot be resold or re-distributed.

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How to make your own DIY wood slice Christmas ornaments! Plus FREE #Printables to use for easy image transfer! UpcycledTreasures.com

I have an updated, more in-depth tutorial about making wood slice ornaments, along with printable designs available here.

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 Update for 2015: #MountainModernChristmas

If you decide to make these ornaments in 2015 we’d love to see them! Feel free to tag us on social media or use the hashtag #mountainmodernchristmas for your chance to be featured on our feed!

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Katie loves all things DIY, rustic-modern and re-imagined. She’s a vegetarian that can say the alphabet backwards, and is mildly obsessed with cashew cheese and tall trees. She’s excited to soon join her husband Eric and their fur babies on a year long RV adventure, in search of the perfect mountain town to call home.
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