DIY Wood Slice Christmas Trees


My brain has been on Christmas overdrive and when I got this idea it was hard to contain my giddiness. It's probably no secret that I love using rustic wood elements. I used them in my wedding, my coffee table is a wooden industrial table, I tend to use wood elements in my past Christmas decor, etc.
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So when I was thinking about what I could do with wood slices I had in my craft bag, I got what I thought was the most genius idea ever haha! "Why not make a 3 dimensional Christmas tree made out of wood slices?"
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I just started layering the slices and adding more or taking some away until I got the shape I wanted and I absolutely love how this looks!
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
The best part is, I didn't glue them on top of one another, so I can still use the wood slices in future decor. I used a thick base as my tree trunk and helped to make it sturdier. I also loved incorporating the moss, which definitely enhances its rustic feel. I just used sheet moss on the bottom and then added reindeer moss (how appropriate?) to give it more depth.
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I also added these great reindeer I got at the dollar store. I couldn't help, but add a little sparkle...
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
I also love this wooden box that I have been "borrowing" from mom for about a year now...shh, don't tell her!
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
This is great plaid ribbon that I got for $1 from Target and added just a little pop of color. I also loved using the backdrop for the wreath on this window I painted with chalkboard paint years ago.
diy wood slice christmas trees, christmas decorations, crafts, seasonal holiday decor
This wood slice Christmas tree craft is honestly one of my favorite Christmas projects that I've ever done and I hope you like it too!
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  • Nancy
    on Nov 22, 2015

    just stunning! what did you use to make the wreath?

  • Kyn
    on Nov 22, 2015

    Your wooden Christmas Trees are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your idea! Where did you get the wooden slices?

  • Lde2821023
    on Nov 23, 2015

    I would like to intergrade wood slices in the nativity scene .I need ideas to make this possible.The scene has large figurines ..please help,

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  • Pen1937709
    on Nov 29, 2015

    Quite a bit different. I loved very much, because I can create other things with these ideas.

  • Kathy
    on Jan 20, 2016

    Beautiful! I have a limb waiting now at the saw that I never got to at Christmas. Will have quite a few slices to do many projects. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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