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Things are really getting Christmas-y around here now that we’re actually into December. I just got my Christmas tree decorated and strung some lights up the railing of our staircase. Woohoo! I thought my Christmas tree needed a little something extra, so it was perfect timing for me to see this awesome video over on YouTube on the Lawn Fawn channel. Nichol shared how she made some awesome wood slice tags/ornaments and I just had to try it. I already had the wood slices on hand from when we had Benton’s lumberjack birthday party in October, so I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything! That’s definitely a win. Check out the video on YouTube here to see where I got the idea to do this:
So after watching this video, I literally ran to get the wood slices and got started. I had my husband drill the holes for me while I got everything else ready. He sanded them a little also, but they really could have used a bit more sanding to get a nice smooth finish.
For the first ornament, I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink. It did bleed some because I ended up using Copic markers to color my images and VersaFine isn’t copic friendly. So for my second ornament, I did use the Tuxedo Black ink from MementoTuxedo Black ink from Memento.
WARNING – If you make these and use Copic markers, DO NOT drag your brush tip over the wood slices like you would to color a normal image. I feel like this will ruin your brush tip and I don’t want that to happen! I just chose very light colors (the color seems very pigmented on the slice) and sort of ‘dabbed’ it on, rather than coloring it on.
Unfortunately, the clip of me coloring the images in seems to have disappeared, but you’re not missing much lol! After they were colored up, I threaded some twine through the drilled hole and voila- they’re ready to hang on the tree! SO easy and fast, and super adorable! Be sure to let me know if you make any. I’d love to see them!
Here’s my super duper short video about the ornaments on YouTube (or watch HERE on YouTube):