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DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament

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Make a rustic wood slice ornament using natural elements and a simple wood burning technique.

rustic wood slice ornament

Welcome to the 2016 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year there are 11 pairs of partners or 22 talented ladies participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple – create a handmade ornament for under $15 to exchange with a partner and create a tutorial to share on the blog hop!

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I am very excited to be partnered with Robin of Redo It Yourself Inspirations. Robin and I are actually part of the monthly Furniture Refresh challenge, as well as the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest.

Her talent with refinishing furniture and decorating just amazes me, plus she is such a genuinely sweet person! Be sure to check out her blog as I know you will just love it!  A big thank you to Erlene of My Pinterventures for organizing this blog hop.

2016 Ornament Exchange Hostesses

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · The Kolb Corner

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Robin ·Redo It Yourself Inspirations Sherry · Olives-n-Okra

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Sherry · Savvy Apron Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Jelica · A Pretty Fix Emily · Two Purple Couches Christene · Keys to Inspiration

Kati · Houseful of Handmade Beverly · Across the Blvd.

Jeanie · Create and Babble Erin · Suburban Simplicity

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Debra · Shoppe No. 5 Donna · Two Chicks and A Mom

Pamela · Home On The Corner

As I am familiar with Redo It Yourself Inspirations, I know that Robin loves Rustic and Natural elements. Plus I may have stalked her Christmas Tree from last year to get an idea as to what kind of ornaments she likes!

I knew right away that I would use the Basswood Country Round Ornaments from Walnut Hollow as they have the perfect rustic look I wanted. There were so many ideas that popped into my head with this project, but I decided to go with a wood burning technique to really make it an original ornament.

This was my first time wood burning and I am totally hooked! There will definitely be more wood burning projects in my future!  Here is the finished product:

Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

This picture has me so giddy! I just think the old truck with the pinecones is perfect for Robin’s style. Thankfully, I have many (many, many) stamps left over from my Stampin’ Up! days and I enjoy stamping so much. Here are the supplies so you can make your own Rustic Wood Slice Ornament:


  • Basswood Country Rounds
  • Wood burning tool
  • Stamp of your choice
  • Brown ink pad
  • Pinecones
  • Ribbon

Stamp the image in the center of the ornament. Make sure the wood burning tool has been heating for about 15 minutes. As this was my first time using this technique, my image is not perfect, but it really does add to the charm.

After experimenting a bit, it is best to use a light pressure to outline the image. If you press too hard or in the same place for too long, it will burn unevenly. Again, it just takes a little practice before you feel comfortable with it.

I actually found by my 3rd ornament, I was a lot more comfortable. I also wood burned a greeting on the back:

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

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Here are a couple of other options I tried:

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

This idea is perfect for my nieces and daughter. Just like the old days when you used to carve your initials on a tree!  Of course, I had to include a deer:

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

How about a pair of skates and a wreath:

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom

These also make perfect coasters though be sure to seal them. I have a Victorian Santa I plan to use as well. Now be sure to hop on over to Robin at Redo It Yourself Inspirations and the rest of the great bloggers! You will love the ideas!

DIY Rustic Wood Slice Ornament Our Crafty Mom



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Kathy Birchfield

Saturday 4th of January 2020

I love your wood burning projects. I have never tried wood burning but I am seriously thinking about it now. May I ask What type of stamp that you use ?

Thank you for sharing your your art.

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