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DIY Wood Slice Wreath

What do you do when your man brings you home a bunch of freshly cut wood slices? Make a wood slice wreath of course. Ever since I saw this one on Pinterest a few weeks ago, I have been bugging mine to go cut up a tree for me. Well, we finally got out and made it a family affair. We found this tree already chopped down/dead on some of my husband's grandparent's land.

What do you need to make your own?


• wood slices (so obviously i enlisted my husband's help and made him do this part for me, but i also found that you can buy some here or here on Amazon!)
• wreath backer/flat frame (to connect your wood slices to. i used cardboard)
• hot glue gun + glue sticks
• any material for decorating it (i used burlap and cotton fabric)

Step 1: I first laid out my wood slices, and arranged them how i wanted them to look

Step 2: Grab your cardboard and re arrange your wood slices on top of the cardboard ( so technically, you don't have to even do step 1, but that's just what i did). Also, I at first didn't even use cardboard or anything to back my wreath (so dumb, what was i thinking!). I tried to glue the wood slices together with some Loctite that I had, and that was a big fat fail. Then one of my girlfriend's told me to try just using some plain cardboard as a backer....genius! I never would have thought of that!
Step 3: Take a pencil and trace around the wood slices
Step 4: Carefully remove your wood slices, and cut out your cardboard frame (you can see i cut in further, and rounded my frame, so that less of the cardboard showed from the front and it wasn't all "bumpy" looking...if that makes sense! haha)
Step 5: Hot glue your first layer of wood slices to the cardboard frame. then hot glue the second layer onto those. below is how the back of my wreath looks, just to give you an idea:

Step 6: Dress it up! I used some extra burlap and fabric I had to make a big bow

This is the best shot you're getting from me of my little kitchen. The lighting is killing me but oh well. So I had originally made this thinking it was going outside, but then I ended up hanging this one inside! But then the next day I took the leftover slices and made another that I hung on our back door:

I didn't have enough wood slices to layer over top, and  you can see the cardboard frame more on this one. But I still am happy how it turned out. And i literally just used a thumb-tack to attach the bow to the wreath, because I want to be able to change it up when Thanksgiving and Winter come around.

Another other small "fall" project i've done lately? I made that "FALL" banner hanging in my kitchen window. Super simple. Just cut up more burlap, painted the letters on, and hot glued the burlap to some twine.

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