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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!


Please visit my updated, more in-depth tutorial about making wood slice ornaments, with all of the printable designs by clicking HERE.


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 of 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 leftover 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 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

Afterward 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 have holiday drink coasters!

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

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These printable designs are also included over on this post, where I have a more in-depth tutorial about making wood slice ornaments and additional designs you can print.

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