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DIY Wood Slice Ornament

Showcase your favorite photos with this DIY Wood Slice Ornament.  Use it to showcase your favorite photos from the year or visits with Santa. It’ll make a great addition to your Christmas tree!

Diy wood slice ornament

Now that I have kids, an annual trip to see Santa has become a Christmas tradition.   Last year was their first year with Santa, and surprisingly, there were no tears.  I thought for sure our visit with Santa this year would bring tears from someone since the kids are a little older and more aware of their surroundings.  Once again, no tears.  So, we are two for two!

Diy wood slice ornament decor

I now have four pictures of Santa – two from last year and two from this year. I figured I would do something with these photos instead of just tossing them into our Christmas storage box.  I decided to transform them into into a DIY Wood Slice Ornament.  My goal is to create these ornaments every year.  That is, until my kids no longer have any interest in visiting Santa!

Diy wood slice ornament materials


  • Wood Slice
  • Small Screw Eye
  • Ribbon
  • Mod Podge
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Foam Squares
  • White Cardstock
  • Photo

Here’s how to make your own DIY Wood Slice Ornament:

Push your hook into the top of your wood slice and began twisting it.  Continue twisting until the screw is all the way in your wood slice.

Diy wood slice ornament start

Lay your wood slice on top of your photo and trace around it. Cut out your photo. Then, trim around the edges about an eighth of an inch.  This will allow some of the wood to show.  Add a layer of Mod Podge to the back of your photo, making sure to add it all the way to the edges.