Yes, you read that right.. it’s February and this involves a piece from our Christmas tree that we threw out in January, which means that yes, part of our Chrstmas tree stump has been sitting on my counter for over a month.

Anyways, if you couldn’t tell I was excited about the first Christmas in our house as well as having my first real Christmas tree this past December.  My sister saw a pin about making a wood slice ornament from your tree to remember it… and here we are (seasonably late).

Wood Slice Ornament

What you’ll need:

  • Christmas tree stump
  • Chop saw
  • Fine tip Sharpie
  • Modge Podge
  • Drill & drill bit
  • Twine

The night we took the Christmas tree out to the street, we cut a 6″ piece of the stump off and brought it into the kitchen to dry out on a paper plate.  Once it was nice and dry, Hunter used the chop saw to cut it into a few slices, about 1/2″ thick.


Decorating your wood slice can be done just about any way you want.  I liked the simplicity of this method with a fine tip sharpie, so I decided to go that route! I sketched out my design in pencil, then wrote it with the sharpie.


Once you’re happy with the design on the wood slice, seal it with a wood stain or Modge Podge — I used Modge Podge since I had that on hand.  Cover the slice in your sealer and let it dry.


Finally, drill a hole through the slice and tie a loop of twine through it so it can hang on the tree.




Now I’m ready for November to decorate the tree again!  I’m thinking about transferring a photo to the other wood slices I have — what do you think?

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