i should be mopping the floor: Christmas Wood Slice Art

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Christmas Wood Slice Art

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Today, I'm sharing this Christmas Wood Slice Art as a part of the 2016 Handmade Holidays Blog Hop. This is a fun little project that will look great with any holiday decor. See its complete tutorial below.

Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
I love the look of wood slices...I use them in lots of decor scenarios. I thought it would be fun to create a simple Christmas sign on one of these pieces...to give a bit of a rustic touch to our holiday fun around here. I've got the step-by-step plans for this below, along with an AWESOME giveaway and links to 40+ other holiday projects involved in this hop from other bloggers.



Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.

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Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
This project begins with large wood slices. I love these Basswood Country Rounds from Walnut Hollow. You can grab them here. I'm showing one of these below for this project. The other I plan to use in a similar manner (but I grabbed it in case I messed up...just to be completely up front here!).


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
I used vinyl lettering on my wood slice...you can purchase this at a craft store or cut your lettering with a craft cutter like I did. The fonts used here were Lolly Script and Black and White Display.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
I wanted a natural look for my piece, so I didn't do two coats of paint like I usually do on these types of projects. Instead, I wanted the actual wood grain to show through. I sealed my lettering with a clear varnish. This ensures I wouldn't get any bleed through from my paint when it was applied.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
I'm decorating with a lot of whites this year, so that's the direction I went. Using the darker ring on the slice as a guide, I painted an edge around the entire piece with my paint. Incidentally, I used a chalk-style paint here...I wanted that matte, chalk finish.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
After the white outline was all around the outer edge, I filled it in with the rest of the white paint.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
After the paint dried, I peeled off my lettering to reveal the wood finish. At this point, feel free to seal or wax this piece, if you prefer.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.


Christmas Wood Slice Art | Tutorial to create a fun and festive piece of holiday decor out of a wood slice.
And, like I said, this project is part of a big, ol' hop!!
Check out all of my fellow bloggers' projects below. 

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7 comments:

  1. That is so cute and creative!!

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  2. Awesome project!!! Really amazing!!!

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  3. Very cool--thanks for sharing how you made this.

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  4. Super cute! It would make a great Christmas gift too!

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  5. Thanks for joining the #InspirationSpotlight party. Shared

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  6. Love how pretty this turned out! Featuring your project tonight at our Best of the Weekend link party! Thanks for linking up with us :)

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