Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

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A couple days ago I shared a few winter decorating details in my family room. One of those details is a wood slice garland that I made. It was an exciting project for me because it’s the first time I’ve ever used a cordless drill to make something. Don’t laugh. It’s true. I’m not much of a tool person, leaving those projects to my hubby. But I decided to step out of my comfort zone and ended up feeling silly because it was so easy! (This post contains affiliate links.)

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

I hadn’t planned┬ámake a wood slice garland. Hubby and I were in the craft store; I saw a bag of wood slices and thought they’d make a cute, earthy garland. And I wanted something to drape over my ceiling tin.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

Two bags of various-sized wood slices were used for this project, along with some twine. The big wood block acts as a base for the drilling.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

Place the wood slice on the large block and drill a hole in the center of the slice. I noticed that the wood slices are softest at the center of the knot in the wood. I drilled my holes there instead of the exact middle of the slice.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

The hardest part of drilling was holding the drill. It gets heavy when you have this many slices.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

Grab your twine and thread it through the hole. This is easier to do if you wrap a piece of tape around the end of the twine to keep it from fraying.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

Alternate large and small wood slices to create visual interest.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

When you’re done threading the wood slices on the twine, create a loop at the ends for hanging and secure with knots. I hung mine with my favorite greenery garland. I love the silvery leaves; they create the perfect complement to the rustic wood slices.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

On the vertical piece of the garland, I tied knots under each set of wood slices to keep them in place.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

 

It took less than an hour to make the wood slice garland.

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

I’d love to know if you decide to make your own wood slice garland. Let me know if you give it a try! And don’t be afraid of the power drill like I was. It’s so easy to use.

 

Wood Slice Garland: Make Your Own

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