DIY a rustic wood slice ornament in just a few minutes with only a few supplies! You’ll be surprised how quickly you can make these Christmas ornaments!
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I couldn’t help but share a cute little rustic ornament that requires almost zero work!
I am excited join an ornament exchange this year. My exchange partner is the lovely Alicia from Chicken Scratch NY. She has a taste for all things rustic & red.
Knowing this, I couldn’t help but channel her love for something natural with my need for something easy. I’m crossing my fingers that she likes it!
A’la a fun DIY rustic wood slice ornaments.
DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament
I found this tutorial for the rustic wood slice ornament. Diane’s ornaments were made using items she found on her land. How cool. For this ornament exchange project, I kept Diane’s inspiration in mind and my need for making an ornament super simple— so what did I do?
I totally ran to Jo-Ann Fabrics. #NoShame
You can buy the supplies for just a few dollars and you won’t need to drill holes in the ornaments. #SavingTime
- Pine cones (We used the Cinnamon scented ones!)
- Wood Slices
- Thin Ribbon ( We used this spool)
- Hot Glue
Make Pine Cone Slices
First, you’ll want to slice the pine cone. Since I used the scented pine cones you can find just about any where, my slices are much larger than the inspiration. Diane used smaller, narrower, pine cones that made for a pretty flower effect.
Decide where you want to cut your pine cone for the size. Then, go one ‘layer’ below it and start cutting. This will give you more to work with, and in the event, a piece breaks off, you still have an extra layer available.
I hope that makes sense– you can always trim away at the pine cone, but it’s harder to add it back on later.
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I found that using these thick snips helped me cut through the Jo-Ann scented pine cones. Depending on the thickness of your pine cone, you may have to go around the wood slice two time to cut all the way through. Save any bits & pieces for filling in your ornament later.
I will tell you– I was nervous for my first cut. But once I had the first one done, the remaining ones were so much easier (and I felt more comfortable!)
Pro tip: Slice your pine cone over the kitchen sink. Trust me on this 🙂
Assemble Your Ornament
Next, take the largest flat ‘face’ of the pine cone and hot glue it to the center of the wood slice. Press the pine cone into place for about a minute or until it cools into place.
If it’s not completely even, that is okay! You can fill in any spot or uneven-ness with extra pieces of the pine cone.
Allow the hot glue to cool.
Pro tip: Need more flat area to glue to the wood slice? You can trim any pieces on the bottom of pin cone slice to create as flat of a glued surface as possible.
Lastly, swap out the twine for a cute ribbon!
Wasn’t that super easy? You could easily make several in one sitting and use them to decorate your gifts this year.
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