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Hey y’all…I think you know our love affair with wood and moss for this Christmas season decor. Did you see Jenn’s amazing Wood Slice Christmas Trees yesterday? They are super cute.
She and I have been on the same wavelength with our creativity lately. While she was creating her trees, I was creating some Christmas ornaments. We are so excited to be participating in a Merry Christmas Ornament Hop with 16 other bloggers! Part of us are participating today and the rest of our group will be posting tomorrow. You can follow along today and tomorrow.
For our ornament I knew exactly what I wanted to craft. I dreamt up this idea several weeks ago and it all started with this collection of twigs and branches…
Yes, I’m a big weirdo that collects things like this. But before you laugh you need to know something. I had this displayed in our antique booth as decoration – not for sale – and someone offered to buy it for $45! So I know I’m not alone in my adoration and appreciation for branches! I’ve collected these over time from my backyard and walks in the woods at the lake.
I knew that I wanted to make stacked wood slice christmas tree ornaments. I was sure they would be easy to make and cute on my tree! And this was well before that I knew Jennifer was going to be making a stacked wood slice project too! Great minds do think alike!
I selected just a couple of branches and used my garden limb loppers to make my wood slices.
I had this little pile of mini wood slices in short order…
I gathered my materials:
- wood slices
- reindeer moss
- hot glue
- star anise as tree toppers
- red ribbon
- metal eyelet screws for the ribbon
In just a few minutes I had put together five sweet trees…
How cute are these? I just love how rustic they look. The anise is so aromatic and a perfect tree topper.
I think what I appreciate most is how perfectly imperfect they are. No two trees are alike – just like in real life.
They turned out exactly as I saw them in my head…it’s not often I get to say that LOL. Jenn and I can’t wait to share more of our Christmas decor and creation in the weeks to come!
Don’t forget to visit all of our blogging friends today and tomorrow, and tell them “hey” from us!
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