Christmas Craft: Rustic Wood Slice Banner

Permanent markers and transfer paper make it easy to add a customized holiday greeting to rustic wood slices.
Wood Slice Joy Banner

Wood Slice Joy Banner

Wood slices are definitely a trend in decorating. This version of a wood slice banner adds color with permanent markers and is easy for anyone to make with the assistance of transfer paper.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Materials Needed:

5 wood slices, 2"- 3" in diameter
drill
1/8" drill bit
computer
printer
transfer paper
pen or pencil
fine-tip permanent markers
twine
scissors

Drill Holes in Wood Slices

With a drill equipped with a 1/8” drill bit, drill a hole at the top, center of each wood slice.

Drill Hole in Wood Slices

Drill Hole in Wood Slices

With a drill equipped with a 1/8" drill bit, drill a hole at the top, center of each wood slice.

Photo by: Marian Parsons

Marian Parsons

Transfer Text and Images to Wood Slices

Print text and images from a computer sized to fit wood slices. Cut out each letter and image with scissors. Cut a piece of transfer paper to size as well. Note: One piece of transfer paper can be used for all wood slices. Place transfer paper directly on wood slice and top with printed letter or image (Images 1 and 2). Trace with a dull pencil or closed pen/pen cap. Repeat with other wood slices.

Color and Tie on Twine

Using fine-tipped permanent markers, color in traced lines (Image 1). Tie each wood slice onto a piece of twine approximately 2-3” in length. Then, tie each wood slice onto a piece of twine 3-4’ in length to make a banner (Image 2). Tip: These can be used as ornaments and gift tags as well.

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