My neighbors decided to cut down some trees in their backyard because they wanted to build a store house. I was having a cup of coffee outside while writing an article when I saw them gathering the logs and packing them in the truck. For a moment I thought what if they are going to throw these logs? Didn’t I need them? Of course I did. Without second thoughts, I rushed out and asked if I could take few. They were happy and ready to give me all rather than throwing them in the woods which was what they wanted to do. Who does that? Anyway, I’m thankful to them because most of the projects here came out of their backyard trees. I hope you love them.
From the large logs of trees, you will have to cut them into slices, perfect shape for our projects.
The following are the DIY wood slice:
Flower Vase. – This is an ordinary vase you get to buy at the store. The tree branches are sliced to give those small diameter slices which will later be glued on your vase outer surface and change everything. See how cute it is.
Mirror Frame. – Here is a huge DIY mirror made of the same small sliced tree branches. You need a huge wooden board, cut it into a huge circle. Draw another circle inside it enough to fit your mirror because there is where you will glue the slices around it before placing the mirror.
Wall written decor. – This is a nice wall artwork which you can personalize it by writing anything you want, by your own hands, meaning your own handwriting.
Placemat. – A table placemat décor, it is very unique, classic and natural.
Stool. – The idea here is to change an ordinary stool to a woody one. Cut a big slice (in diameter) and smooth the edges before attaching it to its legs. It is a beautiful centerpiece.
Smartphone Dock. – This DIY wood slice Smartphone dock is not only a safe temporarily phone holder, but also a statement whenever you will place it.
Photo Transfer. – There are so many projects involving photo transfer, this is one of them. I did one for my best friend’s; you should have seen that look on her face. She loved it.
Rustic End Table. – Not far from the previous idea; the stool. In contrast, this has a different shape and it being an end table in your sitting room.
Serving Board. – Isn’t it amazing? To be served food or working in the kitchen with own crafted board? I have seen lots of these in hotels, it doesn’t take much to make one and the purpose of it being is captured in a wood slice is totally amazing.
Rosette. – Different sized slices worked out a wonderful rosette. It is a simple arrangement with small rose window. Beautiful!
Fire Place Facade. – This is a beautiful cover for the fire place; it keeps up with the atmosphere and attracts one’s sight.
Photo Art. – Show off your favorite photo in a manner that is worthy of their greatness. Just print out the picture you like on the paper with dried glue. Then apply the matte gel on your smooth wood before pressing your picture on top so it transfers the image while still wet. Keep squeezing it with a credit card to let out all bubbles out. Let it dry for about an hour and peel the paper off to see the magic underneath. Amazing!
Decoupage – You only need glue, brush and pieces of paper of your favorite design and color to complete this project. Result is outstanding!
House Number Sign. – People neglect this number and feel irresponsible to redecorate or even repaint it but DIY is reminding you today that you can make everything in your house special, even your house number sign.
Lamp. – This is a brilliant idea. About ten wood slices with your normal tube light you can buy at the store could totally transform and decorate your room with a unique and fascinating lamp.
Painted Coasters. – Alternatively, you can paint these wood slices into simple images and hang them on your wall or use them as tea cups sauce of your own creativity.
Chalkboard. – You know how scary the woods can be? I don’t know why most horror movies would involve the woods but being so, using woods for Halloween will be a cool idea. Just like this Halloween chalkboard where you get to add any note you want. You can always repurpose it after Halloween.
Wedding Table Numbers. – For a rustic or vintage decor, wood sliced numbers placed on your wedding table will be a great setting.
Clock. – I used to think making a clock yourself is super complicated. Fixing of the arrows and batteries needed a genius person to figure it out. One day, my eyes were opened after visiting my friend at her farmhouse and saw a huge and beautiful wood slice clock she made. I realized anything is possible.
Etching Concepts. – Finally, here are beautiful little details for the holiday seasons.