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.
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?"
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!
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.
I also added these great reindeer I got at the dollar store. I couldn't help, but add a little sparkle...
I also love this wooden box that I have been "borrowing" from mom for about a year now...shh, don't tell her!
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.
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!
2 Bees in a Pod - Vicki and Jennifer
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  • Nancy Nancy on Nov 22, 2015
    just stunning! what did you use to make the wreath?

  • Kyn Kyn on Nov 22, 2015
    Your wooden Christmas Trees are fantastic! Thanks for sharing your idea! Where did you get the wooden slices?

  • Lde2821023 Lde2821023 on Nov 22, 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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  • Kathy 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!

  • Shelly Moore Shelly Moore on Dec 03, 2022

    These are so good!!! Easy, rustic, (easy) decor!!! I have some deer made of wood, fur, etc. I might use with this, it could stay up all year!!! (Tell your mom, you're Still using it! Lol!)