Boho Wood Slice Christmas Tree
Early on in the year I got to try out a chainsaw at DIY conference. We cut wood slices from a log with the saw. I cheekily took a big bag of the wood slices home with me and have been crafting with them ever since. The first thing I made was a really handy wall plant shelving unit (see it here).
This time though I decided to use the wood slices to make a fun Boho Christmas tree.
The wood slices were about 12 to 15 cm in diameter. I used 11 wood slices for this project.
First I sanded some of the rougher wood slices. If you use shop bought ones they will probably come pre sanded.
Next, paint 10 of the wood slices with green chalk paint. Leave a small border.
Leave one wood slice unpainted this will be the trunk.
For the next part I gathered some Christmas cookie cutters.
Place a cookie cutter on a wood slice and draw around it.
Next, following the Christmas shape hammer in panel pins around the outside.
Next, get some embroidery thread and wound it around the panel pins to create some Boho string art on the wood slice.
Carry on creating a different shaped Christmas string art on each of the painted wood slices.
To mount my wood slice tree I used an old large picture frame and some Gorilla Glue mounting squares.
First, I layed the decorated wood slices in the frame in a Christmas tree shape. Once I was happy with the design I used the mounting squares to stick the wood slices to the frame.
I really like this flat Boho Christmas tree. You can hang the whole frame on the wall or just lean it against the wall and put presents around the bottom. Like you would with a real tree.
For more pictures and details visit the blog post at the end.
I have a thing about flat Christmas trees and I made a really popular one out of scrap wood and ironmongery which you can see here.