Wood Slice Merry Christmas Garland
I am still crafting and creating my way through my overstuffed craft room this holiday season. Not only for creative blog posts but also to fill up my vendor booth at a local boutique. This project for an easy wood slice garland is a great project to use up some supplies.
I got these wood slices from my own yard that were cut for my daughter's wedding last year. So I have lots of them to use up.
To start my project, I counted out enough wood slices from the post, all in similar sizes, to be able to spell out “Merry Christmas”.
Then with a little help from my husband on his day off, holes were drilled in each wood slice to thread the twine through.
The next step was to paint one side of each of the wood slices in a base color of white. I really wanted the letters to stand out once attached so I chose white. You can chose any color that works best for your own project for the base color, or none at all.
The easiest way to create the letters was of course by using my Cricut Joy™ machine. I cut out each letter at about 1 1/2 inches high since the wood slices were around 2 inches in diameter each.
The white base coat of acrylic craft paint was a good surface to attach the vinyl letters to.
The roughness of the wood slices, even after being sanded down, can be a little tricky to get the vinyl letters to stick.
At this point I decided that the wood slices with the black letters looked a bit too plain for a Christmas garland.
To make them a bit more festive, I grabbed a couple of paint brushes and acrylic paint in red and green and created little holly leaves and berries on each wood slice beside the letters.
The last step is to string the wood slices on to the jute twine. I chose red and green twine for my project.
Slide the jute twine through the back side of the drilled hole to the front, tie a double knot at the top and proceed to the next wood slice. Repeat the pattern.
The knot at the top of the wood slices will make them lie flat when the garland is hung up.
Making this garland is another DIY off my bucket list and I was able to use up more of the wood slices in my craft room.
- Wood Slices (Amazon)
- Jute Twine in Red and Green (Michaels)