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Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments

If you have been around the blog the last couple of weeks, you might have noticed I have kind of been on a wood kick. It is amazing what you can do with a branch!! When my neighbors first cut down their black walnut tree it broke my heart. But now? I am so thankful for the branches that were left behind!

So far I have made Log Candlesticks, which turned out so rustic and beautiful. I then went crazy making Painted Wood Slice Ornaments. Those ornaments turned out too cute, and were so fun to personalize for folks. I painted a Mickey Mouse for my youngest and a Boston Terrier for my father. I am not an artist and you don’t have to be either to make any of these projects!

Even after all the crafting I had done, I still found myself with a box that contained a considerable amount of wood slices. I had made a dent, but there were still just so many left. I couldn’t just put them in my craft stash and walk away. Oh no, I had to do at least one more project this year. So I gathered up those wood slices and decided to make another ornament.

As you can see, when I cut the wood slices with my miter saw, I ended up with various sizes. This was due to the natural tapper of the branch as I moved along it. I really liked using the larger sized slices for the painted ornaments, so my box of left over slices had a bunch of smaller circles. That’s when I decided I was gonna make us a snowman family for our tree.

After everyone was in bed, by the glow of my crafting lamp, I got to work. I paired up a smaller slice to a larger slice to create the snowman body and simply hot glued them together!

Once my snowmen were ready, I grabbed a bit of felt from my craft stash and gave them each a scarf. I cut strips of the felt and used the scissors to fray the ends like a scarf would be.

The scarf was easily attached with the glue gun as well. These were so easy to make, I wanted to make an army of them! Alas, there are just four of us in our family, so I stopped at four. I sat there looking at them and decided as rustic and cute as they were, I wanted to add some painted details. I used acrylic paint to give them faces and little tummy buttons.

The camera totally washed out their cute orange carrot noses, but I think you get a good idea of the finished project. I think our family looks great as a set of snowmen. Though I am still not sure which I like better, sold mouths or dot mouths…… What do you think?

22 thoughts on “Wood Slice Snowmen Ornaments

  1. Very clever. You did a super job on something most would throw away. Great ideas.Eiter mouth is fine, but tend to like the dots.Merry Christmas.

  2. Snowmen are my favorite! I probably could decorate an entire tree in snowmen for Christmas, in fact a lot of my winter/January decorations are snowmen! This would make a cute addition. Thanks for sharing on the Waste Less Wednesday Hop!

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