DIY: Wood Slice Banner

6 Materials
45 Minutes

Quick, easy, inexpensive, and often repurposed projects are so my thing.

Off I went to my little slice of heaven…my very own version of Disney World…my very own thrill ride…TJ Maxx. And like always, I hit up the clearance section.
And discovered this.
diy wood slice banner
It’s stuff like this that makes me giddy with excitement!

Someone might see trash. I see something that deserves to be treasured!
These mismatched stacks of wood slices that I assumed were meant to be used as coasters were beat up and calling for some love. I found a stack of 5 and a stack of 2 both marked at $3.00. The pricing didn’t even make sense. And lucky me, the cashier thought the same thing so I got all 7 pieces for $3.oo.  Woot woot!!
diy wood slice banner
I marked the spots where I wanted to drill with a pen and started drilling 2 holes on each slice. 
diy wood slice banner
diy wood slice banner
I could have freehanded the letters, but sometimes that just adds stress for me.
diy wood slice banner
I turned to my cheap transfer paper method by finding a font that I liked, printing it and then doing this…
diy wood slice banner
Just flip over any printed paper, give it a good scribble of pencil, flip it back and trace. Get perfect letters every time! 
diy wood slice banner
I happened to have a white paint marker on hand so without giving it a second thought, I started to trace and fill in the letters with it. The wood soaked up the paint a lot, so it required me to go back over it about 3 times. 
diy wood slice banner
I know you can see the pencil marks still, but seriously, there’s no shame in that. Move on. No one will notice.
diy wood slice banner
All that was left was to string em’ together! My large supply of jute twine to the rescue again! 
diy wood slice banner
diy wood slice banner
And there you have your quick and inexpensive project ready to be hung any where you'd like.
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Jennifer Seislove

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