DIY Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

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!


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.



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.



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.

Click Here to download some of the graphics I used on my wood slices. I have already reversed the graphics for you :)

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!


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.


So what do you think?




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

 Click Here to download some of the graphics I used on my wood slices, which have already been reversed 


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  1. 1

    these look awesome katie!!! sharing now!
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  2. 3

    These are so pretty, I love all the designs on them
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  3. 5
    JoeyfromSC says:

    They look fantastic!! It does look easy..thanks for sharing! love your blog!!

    Happy Holidays!

  4. 8

    Wow!! I absolutely LOVE these ornaments!! What a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!
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  5. 10

    I love the way these came out! I actually have one that is a slice of the bottom of our first tree together as a married couple. I put “Our First Christmas 2011″ on it and called it a day. =]
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  6. 12

    Oh this is SO beautiful! Love the rustic look of these, just beautiful! Love the different messages and pictures you used on them, too! A set of these would make for such a great gift!
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  7. 14

    These ornaments look awesome. I love how beautiful they are on the tree.

  8. 16

    Stopping in from Someday Crafts. Those are beautiful! Wonderful job! Charlie

  9. 18

    WOW! I absolutely love these. The silhouette designs are amazing!

    Pinning now to my Crafty Christmas board, thank you so much for sharing!

    Happy Christmas :D

    Hannah ♫
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  10. 20

    I love these so much and already have them pinned. I hope you’ll share this on Thank Goodness It’s Thursday at – the party is live now

  11. 22

    I had no idea it could be this easy. thank you!

  12. 23

    I totally and completely love these Katie and have been trying to talk my husband into cutting me some wood rounds- we have enough wood around here!! Maybe this weekend? Thanks for the tute- pinning!!

  13. 25

    Absolutely adore these Katie! Such a great technique! Thank you for sharing with us at Monday Funday! ;) Bonnie @ Uncommon Designs
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  14. 27

    Love those. We cut off the bottom of our Christmas tree and I have been trying to figure out what to do with it. I think it may be next years ornaments! Thanks for joining our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again next week!

  15. 29

    What a beautiful idea! I love how they turned out. I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers – and don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free chandelier!
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  16. 31

    I love these! I want to make them with a group of girls…do you think I can print the pages ahead of time or does the ink have to be fresh? So glad I found your blog. :)


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