5 Ways to Craft with Wood Slices

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get a little blue when I take down my Christmas decorations.  When you put a lot of effort into decking your halls for the holidays, it’s easy to feel like something’s missing when you’ve put away all the festive decor.  One solution is to make sure you have some fun decorations for winter to replace all of the Christmas stuff.  I like to keep things cozy in the winter, with warm plaids, soft textiles, and touches of rustic wood.  These tartan plaid pillows with wood slice buttons are the perfect example of how I try to transition from Christmas to winter decor.  Come to think of it, wood slices are the perfect material for wintry crafts to decorate your home.  They are really versatile–I’ve found lots of ways to use them (see them here)!  Check out these other creative wood slice crafts I found on five other blogs.


1. Frame Them


An Ikea mirror gets an artistic, woodsy touch with wood slices cut from fallen branches at That’s My Letter.  An inexpensive and easy way to upcycle your yard trash and get a designer look!

2.  Embroider Them


While Wearing Heels came up with this darling wood craft that is perfect to use for Valentine’s Day, this year!  Click over there to view a full tutorial for embroidered wood slices.

3. Paint Them


I think these painted coasters at Brit + Co. are simply gorgeous.  I just love the ombre colors!  This looks like a quick and easy craft that anyone could do.

4.  Tack Them


Also very fun and easy:  these wood slice thumb tacks!  I think the painted edge instead of bark is a nice touch, don’t you?  Find out how to make these at Upcycled Treasures.

5.  Hang Them


Tired of same-old-same-old framed art?  Create a natural frame by painting on a large slice of wood.  Meet the B’s made some very nice wall art with the addition of a favorite quote.

What’s your favorite way to get rid of the taking-down-the-Christmas-tree blues?  Do you have special decorations just for winter?