I have another quick and easy DIY ornament for you. Wood slices are so versatile for making ornaments. There are many different ways to decorate them. Last year, I made some using a small branch that fell in our yard. I left them their natural color and used stickers on them to make very easy ornaments. . This year, I decided to purchase wood slices from JoAnn’s and use chalkboard paint on them.
Chalkboard Spray Paint
Spray Sealant (optional)
Using a coupon made this an inexpensive project. I had all other supplies on hand to make them.
I sprayed chalkboard paint on both sides and left them hanging on a rod to dry.
Once they were dry, I used a chalk pen to decorate them. You could use chalk, but I find it easier to write with the chalk pen. I added a ribbon through the hole and tied it off into a bow.
If you’re using wood slices without a pre-cut hole, you can easily screw an eye screw into the top. I did it that way for the ones I made last year.
If you want to protect the writing on the chalkboard ornaments, spray a coat of protective sealant on them. If you plan on changing the words/drawings on them, leave them unprotected and wash the chalk pen markings off with water.
I decorated both sides of the ornaments with similar patterns. While I don’t have the talent of beautiful penmanship, for these ornaments, I was ok with just free handing the words and not using a stencil.
These chalkboard paint wood slice ornaments can be made in under 30 minutes including the time it takes for the chalkboard paint to dry.
How have you used wood slices for ornaments?
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We’ll be sharing at lots of these great parties.