Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016 – DIY Reversible Wood Slice Garland


Welcome to the 6th annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! We’re honored to be a sponsor of the hop, organized by Jennifer Priest, along with fellow companies like DecoArt, Clearsnap, and more. Be sure to go through the hop and visit all of the sites to enter to win a $50 prize pack from each of the sponsors! We’re really excited to have partnered with Dana Tatar today to bring you a super cute wood slice decor idea: DIY Reversible Wood Slice Garland! Check out the tutorial below and then be sure to visit the rest of the blogs on the hop list at the bottom of the post. Let’s get started:

Give Thanks Wood Slice Garland

I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year and wanted to create a decor piece to help decorate the mantle in my family room. The Basswood Country Round Ornament Assortment of wood slices was the perfect rustic starting point for my garland, which does double duty for both Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. The flip side of this garland spells out a Christmas greeting!

DIY Reversible Wood Slice Garland Supplies

Walnut Hollow Basswood Country Ornament Assortment
Walnut Hollow Creative Versa-Tool
Chalkboard Paint
Permanent Chalkboard Marker

Stenciled Lettered Wood Slice

Step 1: Drill holes into the top of each wood slice. Use stencils and a pencil to trace letters to spell a greeting onto the wood slices. Note: I used 10 wood slices for my garland. The Thanksgiving side of the garland reads “Give Thanks.”

Wood Burned Wood Slice Garland

Step 2: Use the Creative Versa-Tool to burn the letters onto the wood. Note: I used the Tapered Point to outline each letter and the Calligraphy Point to fill in each letter.

Chalkboard Wood Slice

Step 3: Flip the wood slices over and paint the back side with chalkboard paint. Let Dry.

Stenciled Chalkboard Wood Slice

Step 4: Use stencils and a pencil to trace letters to spell a greeting onto the wood slices. Note: This greeting must be spelled backwards to be readable once the garland is strung and flipped. I used the greeting “Joyeux Noel” for the Christmas side of the garland. Here is how I matched up the letters for my garland:


Chalkboard Lettered Wood Slice

Step 5: Use a permanent chalk marker to color in the letters.

Wood Burned Wood Slice Garland

Step 6: Tie a piece of twine through the hole at the top of each wood slice. String the wood slices onto a length of twine, knotting each wood slice into place.

Joyeux Noel Chalkboard Wood Slice Garland





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A big thank you to all of the sponsors and bloggers on the hop!


Dana Tatar I’m currently living in Virginia with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 9 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything; including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I’m an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I’m not creating art, I enjoy baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.


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