Christmas Snowflake Wood Slice Ornaments
Tis the season to get crafty! With wood Christmas decorations being so popular, it’s easy to see why these super cute rustic snowflake wood slice ornaments are the perfect craft project this holiday season.
When you’re decking the halls this year, add these beautiful wood slice ornaments to your Christmas tree for a handmade touch. They’re perfect for an inexpensive, thoughtful gift for anyone on your Christmas gift list.
From your child’s teacher to coworkers, to adding a sweet touch to the top of presents for the family, these snowflake wood slice ornaments are a fun weekend project.
DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments
These wood ornament ideas are easy to make with just a few supplies, and you can even get the kids involved in the crafting fun!
Simply gather some wood slices, cut out snowflake shapes from your adhesive vinyl, use your weeding tool to remove the extra vinyl and add the unique designs to a painted wood slice and you’ve got yourself some cute ornaments for your tree.
Although there are some steps like cutting the vinyl and that are best handled by adults, there are several things kids can do to help make these beautiful holiday tree decorations.
How to Make Snowflake Wood Slice Ornaments
Time: 15-20 minutes
- Blue adhesive vinyl, decorative vinyl, or any color vinyl you like
- Weeding tools
- Small wood rounds/slices with predrilled holes
- Cricut Explore Air 2, or a similar cutting device
- Snowflake vinyl SVG
- White acrylic craft paint
- Craft paint brushes
- Painter’s tape
- Craft jute twine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Small white pom poms
Open the Snowflake SVG in Design Space. Adjust the sizes of the snowflakes to fit your wood rounds.
Ensure your Cricut, Silhouette, or similar cutting device is set for cutting adhesive vinyl. Place one sheet of your vinyl of your choice on a cutting mat, and follow the prompts to cut the four snowflakes.
Remove from the mat, and separate the snowflakes with scissors. Using weeding tools, remove all excess vinyl from the snowflakes.
Paint the front face of the wood rounds with white acrylic craft paint and a small paintbrush. Let dry completely, or the acrylic will not adhere to the wood round.
After the paint dries, cover the vinyl with layers of painter’s tape or transfer tape. Remove from paper backing, and apply the vinyl snowflakes, centering the design on each of the wood rounds.
Pro Tip: Transfer tape can remove the paint, so I like to make the tape less sticky by sticking and unsticking it to your shirt or pants. This will protect the freshly painted wood rounds.
Also, if you are having trouble getting the vinyl to stick, using a hairdryer on the warm setting on low will slightly heat the vinyl, and help it to adhere)
Next, Cut four pieces of craft jute twine approximately 15 inches long.
Thread each piece through the hole in the wood round, twisting as you go to help keep the twine together as you thread.
Then tie a double knot against the wood. Tie another knot approximately 1” above the first knot, then tie a double knot at the top of the twine.
Apply hot glue between the two bottom knots. Attach one white pom pom to the glue. Flip over, and apply hot glue to the back of the pom pom. Place a second pom pom on the glue. Hang and enjoy!
If you’re looking for a cheap DIY Christmas decorations craft that looks high-end, this snowflake ornament is a great choice. One great thing about making Christmas snowflakes is that no two look snowflakes are the same and uniqueness is celebrated.
Plan a Sunday fun day to make several different easy holiday decorations, like these felt no-sew Santa cookie ornaments and these creative snowflake Christmas decorations.