Around here we are partying like its woodsliceapalooza.
That celebration that happens when a tree falls in your back yard and you pause for a moment of sadness and then all you can see is the endless possibilities and projects and ideas and fall decorations.
Here’s what my back porch looks like right now. Stacks and stacks and stacks of these. 34 to be exact. This weekend I stared at them and they all started talking and filling my head with ideas and I grabbed my paint brush and this is what happened.
Wreath project number one.
A monogrammed wood slice wreath.
First you want to clean the wood slice. I mean use some elbow grease and some soap and water and scrub all the little pieces of sawdust and grit and grime off the wood slice.
Then I used this method to dry them.
(total aside: it was a little sad when the kitchen timer went off and everyone rushed into the kitchen because they thought I was cooking something and I opened the oven door and there was only wood)
After the wood dried, I simply painted a monogram on the wood slice and inserted an eye hook and hung it inside the wreath.
Note: depending on the size of your wood slice, it can be a little heavy….so I hung it on the door separately and then hung the wreath around it.
Wreath project number two.
Otherwise known as why create one wreath project when you have 34 wood slices.
This was so easy.
Simply add chalkboard paint.
I dried the wood slice like I did for the first project.
Then I simply painted chalkboard paint directly on the center of the wood slice.
I didn’t go all the way to the edge because I liked the contrast of the wood with the chalkboard.
Here’s a close-up of the eye hook that was added to the center of the wood slice.
I looped twine through it to hang it on the door.
If you make this project, I would suggest a larger eye hook.
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Wreath project number three.
This time, I envisioned a painted project on the wreath.
Here I just painted a wood slice with gray paint and then added swirls of orange leaves.
Here’s a close-up of the pattern.
It needed a little something on top of the pattern so I added a block with the word September on it. It looked amazing. Like jumping up and down amazing. But then when I closed the door the block fell off. Apparently wood slices and sticky ticky tack do not mix, so instead I went with the wood monogram.
And there you have it.
A wood slice wreath project three different ways.
And can we still be friends if I tell you….
….I’m just getting started. 🙂