Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments

We have a tradition of making new ornaments every year. These Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornaments are fun and easy to make and if you want to change the look you can erase them and draw a new picture. These would be super cute on a kids tree and you could see how their drawings change and improve every year.

wood-slice-chalkboard-ornaments-are-fun-and-easy-for-the-whole-family-to-make

This post is part of the 31 days of Christmas Ideas series. Click over to the main page to see all of the 31 Christmas posts (they will be added daily).

31-days-of-christmas-ideas-crafts-printables-decorations-recipes

Supplies needed:

wood slices
green baker’s twine
chalkboard paint
colored chalk
drill
flat paint brush

wood-slice-chalkboard-ornaments-supplies

Start by painting the wood slices. I left a little of the wood showing around the edge of the slice. You can paint all of the surface if you like, it just depends on the look you’re going for.

wood-slice-ornament-being-painted

I loaded the brush and used the large tree circles as a paint guide. These wood slices were left over from wood slice snowmen I made a couple weeks ago. I need to buy more so the kids can make some. Let the pieces dry for about 45 minutes.

wood-slice-chalkboards-painted

Drill a small hole near the top of the tree slice.

wood-slice-ornaments-drill-holes

Place a piece of chalk on it’s side and rub over the chalkboard area. Wipe it off with a damp cloth and you’re ready to create your ornaments.

wood-slice-chalkboard-ornaments-primed-with-chalk

Add a piece of colored twine for hanging on the tree. These would make really cute gift tags too. You could write “not before Dec. 25th” or of course, the name of the person the gift is for.

wood-slice-ornament-add-twine

Draw your masterpieces with chalk. I’m not a great artist, but that’s what makes these chalk drawings so fun, they’re just very basic and simple. To keep your chalk lines nice, make sure to sharpen your chalk with a pencil sharpener often.

wood-slice-chalkboard-ornaments-finished

Here are a few ornament examples. You can make a small nativity.

wood-slice-chalkboard-manger

Or write any words relating to the season.

wood-slice-chalkboard-joy

Holly is always a simple thing to draw. I chose to use colored chalk but all white would be beautiful too.

wood-slice-chalkboard-holly

This pine tree was so simple and took just a few seconds to make.

wood-slice-ornament-tree

A small tree covered in wood slice snowflakes would look really beautiful.

wood-slice-chalkboard-snowflake

There are also chalk pens and chalk pencils if you’d like to use those on your ornaments. They are easier to work with and the lines are crisper but I like the look of real chalk. If you make a mistake or want a change your ornament, just wipe off with a damp cloth and start over.

wood-slice-ornaments-chalkboard

Have fun creating!

wood-slice-ornaments-on-tree

Please join me tomorrow for the next 31 Days of Christmas Ideas post.

Be Sociable, Share!
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge

WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing