Christmas is such a wonderful time of year for pulling out the craft
box and keeping those hands busy. Handmade items can be either a
prized decoration for your home (and a wonderful conversation
starter) or a cherished gift for a loved one. These chalkboard wood
slices might be my favourite project to date - they're rustic, simple,
and since they can be personalized they'll stand the test of time.
The fact that they're unbreakable is a plus too, if you have a
rambunctious kitten or a dog's wagging tail, then you'll enjoy
these wood ornaments. This project is a great one to do with
a friend or partner too - Paul and I had a blast making these!
- Wood Slices (I have yet to buy some power tools so my mom cut
these. If you don't have access to a tree and power tools, I believe
craft stores, like Michael's, sells wood slices.)
- Chalkboard paint or spray
- Eye screws
- Painter's or masking tape
1 Purchase wood slices or cut your own tree. My mom had some
trees in her yard she needed to remove. This year after Paul and I
take our tree down, we're going to cut that up into wood slices for
future DIY projects. As they say, waste not, want not.
2 Tape sides of wood slices to stop paint from getting onto
3 Spray/Paint wood slices. I had to do four coats, letting it dry
24 hours each time. Wood absorbs the paint more so than a wall
does; I only had to use two on my kitchen wall.
4 Remove tape
5 Screw eye screw into the top
6 Add ribbon
7 Write whatever message you want - the best part!