I am in love with this simple wood slice chalkboard ornament idea this year! These are so rustic and simple to make! They truly are perfect for any holiday tree. I especially love how you can customize your message on each individual ornament.
If you are like me and love the wooden rustic look, you will want to check out this list of wooden signs for Christmas decorating. So many gorgeous options to choose from!
Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornament
I love using these wood slices for ornaments and decorations. This time, I decided to create something that was super easy for you to customize with your own message. Adding a little chalk paper or paint to the ornament makes it great for you to add your own holiday message. You can even just add your monogram if you want!
For more ideas with the rustic wooden theme, check out these reclaimed wood Christmas decorations ideas. I even have a great list of rustic wooden toys for kids that are ideal for making and gifting to your kids this Christmas.
The kids would love helping make this fun felt Christmas tree pallet idea, and you can use your hot glue gun to add a unique pallet Christmas tree to your decorations.
Where Can I Find Chalkboard Paper?
You can readily find chalkboard paper online at Amazon, but I have also found it at my local Hobby Lobby. It isn't as commonplace as some mediums, but it is easy enough to find that you should be able to have some on hand for this craft.
If you can't find the rolls of chalkboard paper, you can look for round chalkboard labels that might work well for this if they are similar in size. Another option is to pain these with chalkboard paint, let them dry, and then hang on your tree instead.
If you are worried about having leftover chalkboard paper or paint, check out this list of chalkboard projects for your home decor. Tons of great ideas to use up any extra you have on hand.
What If I Don't Have a Drill?
It's okay if you don't have access to a drill for this ornament. Instead of drilling a hole through the top of the wooden slice, you can use a good quality craft glue or hot glue to attach your loop of twine to the back for hanging.
Depending upon the thickness of your wood slices, you may be able to use a nail and hammer it through the wood to create your hole instead of drilling. Some woods are also soft enough to simply use a screw to screw through the wood and then remove to leave an empty hole for stringing the thread through to hang.
I think these ornaments are rustic enough they would look great next to my rustic sheet music lanterns on the mantle!
- Round slice of wood
- Black chalkboard paper
- Rustic thread
How to Make a Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornament
For this ornament, you will begin by using a drill bit and creating a small hole at the top of your wooden slice. This only has to be big enough to push your rustic thread through for hanging on the tree.
Now, you will use the chalkboard paper and trace a circle using the wood slice as your template. Leave the piece slightly smaller than the wood slice to keep the rustic look.
Peel off the sticky side and apply it to one side of the wood.
Poke a hole through where the hole has been drilled and thread your rustic twine through and tie the end into a knot.
Using chalk, add a simple message to each ornament to customize before hanging on your tree.
Rustic Wood Slice Chalkboard Ornament
Turn a simple slice of wood into this beautiful rustic chalkboard ornaments idea in no time with our step by step guide!
- Round wood Slice
- Black chalkboard paper
- Rustic thread
- Begin by adding a hole to the top of your wood slice using a small drill bit and drill;
- Now, you will use the wood slice to trace a circle onto a piece of chalkboard paper and then cutting it out slightly smaller than traced to leave room for the wood to show around the edges of the ornament;
- Peel off the sticky back of the chalkboard paper, and apply to the top of the wood smoothing all edges;
- Add a loop of twine through the hole and tie with a knot;
- Write a message on the chalkboard ornaments and hang from your tree.
If you don't have chalkboard paper available in your area, use chalkboard paint instead for this ornament.
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