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Wood Slice Ornament Banners

I have always been a little obsessive about the Christmas tree. I have a color scheme and style that I want to focus on. I usually don’t change my decorations from year to year, but every few years I do switch things out as I get bored. Before we had kids, we had a sparkly blue, purple and silver tree, full of glass baubles and all things fabulously breakable! I would put up the tree and decorate it all by myself. Everything was perfectly placed. I would evaluate every ornament with the lights on, then with the lights off. See, totally obsessive. I even decorated the back of the tree perfectly. But then I had kids…

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com
I love having kids. They are the light of my life, but after the first Christmas with a toddler, I realized they were not good for my perfect Christmas tree. I decided it was finally time to make a more family friendly Christmas tree, but I didn’t want to sacrifice style. I started making ornaments that were beautiful but not breakable. Since we have been using more natural elements our tree has taken on a rustic look and I like it. These new wood slice ornament banners are no exception. A simple, rustic, kid-friendly, solution for our tree!

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I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I cut these wood slices off the branches I took from my neighbor after they trimmed their trees last year. I used most of the branches to make this woodsy log wreath, but then cut a handful of wood slices with the leftovers. I had high hopes for making ornaments with them last year. Then I discovered that fresh tree branches have a lot of moisture in them and can split while they dry. I didn’t end up using them last year, but when I came across them this year I knew I wanted to use them, splits and all.

I love the look of the wood slices, but I wanted them to make more of a statement. So I turned them into a simple banner to string on the tree. I picked some of my favorite Christmas words: Joy, Noel, and Love.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

To make the letters, I found a font that I liked and made a little cheat sheet for me to refer to and practice on. When I was ready, I sketched the letters on my wood slice with a pencil. Then it was as easy as drawing the letters on the wood slices with a sharpie.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

After I had the letters drawn on, I drilled a little hole in the top of each wood slice. When you need a drill a hole completely through something, I recommend putting it on top of a scrap piece of wood so when the drill bit comes out the back it will not split the wood.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

To string them together, but still keep the front of the ornaments facing front, I chose to tied them on by sticking a loop of string through the front of the ornament.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Then bringing the strings from the back of the ornament through the loop. Pull to tighten.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

To add the rest of the wood slices, you can continue to use this type of knot, just make sure to make a large enough loop to pull the slices that are already attached through it.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Once all the ornaments are attached, you can tie it onto the tree! Easy as that.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

We make a few new ornaments every year. I try to make sure they are beautiful and stylish so I didn’t have to sacrifice my ideal Christmas tree. We have lots of fun decorating the tree together with our new ornaments, but after the kids are in bed, I totally rearrange the ornaments so they are perfectly placed! I may still be slightly obsessive about the tree 🙂

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Don’t forget to check out the other ornaments we made this year. We are loving these free printable 3D snowflake stars. So pretty and kid-friendly!

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

And now our tree is almost decorated for the year. We really love it, today my daughter was singing and dancing around it. There is just something magical about a Christmas tree. All the sparkle just makes you happy.

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Let the season begin, I know I am more than ready!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

 

 

 

I love wood slice ornaments. Help them make a statement on your tree with these easy wood slice ornament banners. Beautiful and rustic. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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