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Friday Five: Creative Ways with Wood Slices

In the backyard of our cottage we have this huge pile of wood: tree stumps and branches that have been collected over the past couple of years from trees that have fallen or had to be taken down. We are so excited because we’ve found a portable sawmill service (didn’t even know they existed before!) that will be coming to chop and slice up all those big pieces of lumber within the next few weeks.

While we have some fun ideas for them that we’ll be sharing with you in the coming months, we’ve also seen some great wood slice projects lately. Here are five of our favourites.

Magnets

Yesterday On Tuesday Yesterday On Tuesday

With the kids heading back to school we are anticipating lots of new artwork for our fridges! These little magnets by Yesterday on Tuesday, made from apple tree branches, are adorable and something that would be fun to make with the kids.

Inkjet Transfer on Wood Coins

Tidbits Tidbits

Did you know that you can create your own image transfers by printing from an inkjet printer onto wax paper? This is something we will definitely do soon and the idea of transferring any image onto wood coins is great. With the summer coming to an end we love this idea from Tidbits of using a floral design to have some flowers to look at in the winter.

Garland

The Chic Site

A really creative twist on a traditional Christmas garland by The Chic Site. This would be a fun and unique decor item on the mantle for Christmas, but also could make a beautiful piece for Thanksgiving or New Year’s Eve celebrations (would have to add glitter for the latter though).

Fall Wreath

Thistlewood Farms Thistlewood Farms

Each of the three variations of this wreath are gorgeous but my favourite part of this post from Thistlewood Farms was Karianne’s excitement over a fallen-down tree in her backyard. “Woodsliceapalooza”!

Fall Tablescape Riser

Fynes Designs Fynes Designs

Often your wood slice will not need any embellishments and can be used as a centerpiece on its own. A naturally beautiful slice of wood is used as a riser in this welcoming fall vignette by Virginia at Fynes Designs.

Well, after finding all these great projects we are even more excited for the slicing to begin! What are some of your favourite wood slice projects?

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KariAnne Wood

Friday 4th of September 2015

Thanks so much for the feature. :)

Have an awesome day!karianne

Jane and Sonja

Saturday 5th of September 2015

You are very welcome, KariAnne! We love your projects on Thistlewood Farms. Thank you for giving us some inspiration to share.

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