Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

These wood slice Christmas ornaments were quick and easy to create, and I am sure that you can do it yourself in less than five minutes… well, maybe a little longer if you include drying time.  They turn out really rustic and cute, and make great gift toppers as well!

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Want to make your own?  Here’s how!

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - Becoming MarthaYou’ll need:

  • wood slices (mine were white pine, I think)
  • black ultra fine marker
  • gold (or other holiday color) paint style pen
  • sealer of some sort – poly, mod podge, etc.
  • eye pins

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - Becoming Martha

To start,  draw a design on your wood slice with the black marker.  I just freehanded a few Christmas phrases like “oh holy night” and “for onto us a child is born”.  I made a little edge on the left hand side of each letter to make it a bit fancy.  (If you don’t trust your hand writing, why not try a stamp?)  I also freehanded some doodled stars.

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - Becoming Martha

Next, I went back with my gold paint pen and colored in the edges on the letters and the stars.

Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments - Becoming Martha

Once your ink is totally dry, apply a thin layer of sealer all around. Let the sealer dry, and then twist an eye pin into the top of your wood disc.  Use this to tie a pretty ribbon or piece of twine which you can use to hang the ornament.


That’s all there is to it!  Aren’t these a great way to jazz up a wrapped gift?  You could make super cute monogram ones that would double as a tag and an ornament!  (I just thought of that right then, or I would have made one of those too!)

Do you have any quick and easy gift ideas up your sleeve this year?

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About Sarah

Sarah Desjardins is a mother of two girls, a wife, an elementary school teacher, and a self proclaimed glitter addict. Becoming Martha is a place for anyone who wants to make their domestic life more beautiful and creative. Sarah started Becoming Martha as a place to find bliss between the diapers and the dishes, and invites you to do the same.


  1. I love these, Sarah!! And your handwriting is beautiful! I was going to ask you where you got them from and how you got it on the wood. Where did you get your wood circles? I looked for them in JoAnn’s and Michaels this past week and didn’t find them. Curious where they are sold. XOXO

    • Thanks Diana! And I got the wood in the forest :) We still have tons of trees down from the horrible microstorm in July so I just went in, grabbed a piece of white pine, and chopped it up using my miter saw.

  2. These are gorgeous Sarah! Pinned and hoping that I will get a chance to do them this year! xo

  3. This is such a cute idea! Definitely filing this one away to try:)

  4. I have been planning on making wood slice ornaments but hadn’t even thought about using eye screws, genius!
    Pinned :)

  5. Too cute, I love these… especially the “for unto us…” one! I am beyond jealous of your handwriting, I wouldn’t be able to do nearly as nice.

    PS – Found you on Inspiration Gallery! :)

  6. Lovely! But, shouldn’t that be “for unto us…”, not “onto”?

  7. Very cute idea, however the sentiment should be “unto us a child is born” not “onto”.

  8. Celia.c.Barr says:

    I am sooooooo excited to have seen these most delicious xmas ornaments and you have absolutely inspired me… I will be up all night with my crafting head on…. Thank you from a wee piece of heaven in The Clyde Valley, West of Scotland U.K., so glad to get to say this… x Happy holidays just got a bit happier x

  9. both of my children were born *onto* me, so i personally love it!! :)

  10. Hi! They were with the vase fillers at my local dollar store. You could also use faux snow.


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