Looking for an easy winter DIY for your home? These wood slice branches are so simple and a great way to decorate for the change of seasons.

I can’t believe I figured it out.

Just between us? I’m kind of all about myself right now.

Do you ever have a moment like that?

Oh, good.

Me, too.

It all started several years ago when I decorate the house for fall and I used a set of wood slice branches in a vase. There were so many e-mails and comments about them. And every year I get TONS of questions about them.

In sad news, I actually got them years ago from one of the big box stores and I’ve never been able to find them again. I’ve googled them and searched high and low at local stores and online. They’ve never made a reappearance

Until now.

Because I DIY’d them. Yep. I researched and found the branches that we need and the wood slices that I made and recreated them for all of us so we could decorate for winter together.

If you’ve ever wanted a simple, easy DIY for your winter home, this is the one.

Wait until you see what I made with these wood slices.


Winter Decor DIY: Wood Slice Branches


These flexible, bendable wood branches (with wire stems)

These wood slices (with the holes already drilled in them)

Joy (because this is such an easy craft)

The project really begins and ends with these wood branches.

These were the key.

I tried wrapping regular branches with floral tape it was too glumpy.


I tried wrapping wire around regular branches and they weren’t flexible enough.


The secret? These branches. They look like branches from the yard except they are actually made of wire. They have tons of little mini branches coming off of them that are all wire, too. The surface of the branch is super realistic and made it the perfect solution for this craft.

They come in tons of colors, but I like the darker branches best because they looked like I just picked them up from the yard. The branches would be great for tons of different crafts for spring, too. There are 10 branches in a set and I used seven of them for this project.

You can see them here.

Next, I used these wood slices.

If you have wood slices at home, you want to make sure they are between 1.5 to 2 inches. If they are any larger than that the wood slices are almost too heavy for the branches.

I also ordered them pre-drilled with this tiny hole at the top. It saved so much time on this end from having to drill holes in each one. The wood slices came in a set of 50 and I wish I would have ordered two sets. I’m going to order another set to make the branches even more “wood slicey.”

You can see the wood slices here.

Step one: separate the branches

Now the rest was so easy. You have all the supplies, now you just need about 10 minutes for the entire craft.

Start by separating the branches. I took each of the branches and separated the ends.

When I was finished they looked like this.

Step two: add wood slices on the end of the branch

The wood slices fit perfectly on the wire branches.

Simply thread a wood slice onto each of the separated wire branches.

Pull about four inches onto the branch.

wood slice branches DIY steps

Step three: twist the wire

Then, just twist the ends of the wire together.

Twist the wire together as shown until the wood slice is secured onto the branch.

You can use small needle nose pliers for this, but I just used my fingers.

wood slice branches DIY project

Step 4: Repeat for other branches

You are almost there.

All that’s left is to repeat steps 1, 2 and 3 with all the rest of the limbs on the branch.

Then, when you finish with one branch, go ahead and add more wood slices to another branch.

wood slice branches DIY how to

wood slice branches DIY project

wood slice branches DIY

I added them to a glass vase to decorate for winter.

The best thing about these stems is that you can bend them any way you want to when creating your arrangement. I’m going to order another set of wood slices and add them to the stems to fill them out even more.

It’s such an easy DIY that works from now until the last snowflake falls.

I’m so happy I figured it out.

And it proves that where there’s a will there’s a way.

Especially for a determined DIY’er. 🙂

PS I’m going to be sharing tons more winter decorating ideas this week. Stay tuned. 🙂

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        my husband slices branches up for me with his tablesaw!i love your idea on what to do with them.thanks

  1. Image for Mary Mary

    I have envied those branches since I started following you, and have searched high and low!! Who knew making them was so easy?? Thank you so much, can't wait for the supplies to come in! LOVE YOU!

  2. Image for CeCe CeCe

    I really like this project! Thank you for being so persistent and coming up with a solution for all fans of this darling woodsy arrangement. Did I miss it…….on where you can get the branches and order the little wood discs that already have the holes drilled? Thank you for the inspiring project. CeCe

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      CeCe, Of course! Here's the link to the wood slices: https://amzn.to/3F6yvMM And here's the link to the branches: https://amzn.to/3zIYXeb Let me know if you have any questions! KariAnne

  3. Image for Lori Lori

    Such a cute and fun craft idea! I saved this one for when I have some free time. So many things we can do with wood and many days I wish I were Ben on Home Town..how cool.

  4. Image for Cristie Cristie

    Ok so the link for wood disks didn’t work for me But I pushed on .. and found what I hope is exactly what you used and Pressed Complete Order! Excited to do this craft‼️ Thank you girlfriend 💖

  5. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Tree's are so pretty even in the winter. I love how you made one and can't wait to see what that creative brain comes up with next.

  6. Image for Connie Callahan Connie Callahan

    Where do you find those ceremic , metal, or wooden labels with holes on each side that you attack to your storage baskets.

  7. Image for Kim Kim

    KariAnne, Thank you so much for this adorable idea! I was just about ready to do my usual spring tissue paper branches, THEN I SAW THIS! I am so excited to do this one!!!!!

  8. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    This is so cute...I love the basket also and the large vase..if possible could you share those sources. And is there a way to put in the link for ordering so I can just click on it and go there..think have done that on some items in past. Thank you for inspiring us all again. Blessings, PS: Black pants (from your list of favs) arrived and I love them!

  9. Image for Barbara Simmons Barbara Simmons

    I love the idea but for me the wire branches are too spendy.. I think theprice for the wood rounds is good so I'm going to find another way to do the branches....adding to my long list of "crafts I want to do". :) Blessings Barb

  10. Image for phyllis phyllis

    Oh, Karianne- Thanks for working out this DIY for your fans! I know I was one who wrote, more than once, to find the source. Your craftiness has scored a real "dupe". I love that you can add as many slices as you want, and I might even try to whitewash the bark to resemble silver birch trees. I look forward to many new ideas in 2022. Thanks again!

  11. Image for Diana Diana

    Just for fun I thought you might like something I found a couple of years ago. It is called Future Me. You can write yourself a letter to be sent to your email on a particular date or year. It's always a nice surprise

  12. Image for Rachel Rachel

    Oh my gosh how beautiful!!! You are a genius...I love your willpower to figure it out! What a stunning idea and can be used for the rest of the winter. I'm including a link to this in my blog post this week. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  13. Image for Marcia Marcia

    It is me again. Where can I find a vase like you used? I've been looking and can't find one that is clear glass that is less than $75 or will I have to pay that much?

  14. Image for Connie Callahan Connie Callahan

    Thank you so much for referring me to Etsy for the white enamel labels. I found some that are adorable and ordered them from a company in France. They will come in sometime in February. I have another questions for you. Where do you get your down pillow forms and where is a good place to get pillow covers? I would like for you to get credit for me purchasing them also. I love your blog. You have such a cute personality. Have a blessed week and stay warm. Connie Callahan

  15. Image for Jilly Jilly

    I just love this and already received the supplies, but I can’t find a similar vase. Do you have one you can recommend?

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      I got that one at Target years ago! Here's a similar one I found that's not that expensive: https://amzn.to/3FETQgB Happy day! KariAnne

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