Woodland creatures on wood slices….
Are you as tickled as I am?
Once upon a last December, my friend, Krista, from The Happy Housie, featured a fabulous Wood Slice Wine Glass Charm tutorial on her blog. I told her how much I loved them and that I’d have to convince her hubby to slice up some of those little wooden circles for me.
And awesomely enough, he did!
I received a little package of wood slices from her in the mail, and I’ve been dying to craft with these awesome little guys.
And it was the Silhouette that whispered to me the other day. “Put little shapes on them… and then a magnet on their backs… it will be sheer loveliness.”
I couldn’t argue with a good idea.
I love my wood slice magnets. There’s something so satisfying about the contrast of the natural wood and the metal of my magnetic bulletin board.
And they’re SO easy. Shapes cut from adhesive vinyl are slapped onto these babies and you’re just a magnet away from being done.
I’m thinking that these would be a great hostess gift…. and we’re nearing on garden party season, aren’t we?
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I really love these!!
Thank you so much, Kara!
Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
These. Are. Adorable. Might need to warm up the Silhouette Cameo right now. Oh, and chop down a small tree. Totally worth it, though! 😉
Yes, the tree won’t mind giving up a limb or two… it’s in the name of beautiful magnets! 🙂
how thick are the magnets.
Krista @ the happy housie
LOVE them Tara!! I made some magnets too but yours are super stunning with the shapes- and what perfect shapes! You really did them proud, those little wood slices. Another reason I need a silhouette! (But good news, I see they ship to Canada now- I am just waiting for a sale…)
I’m so glad that you like them, Krista! And thank you so very much for being such a generous friend and sending the wood slices my way. Yes, you definitely need a Silhouette. Your life will change, lady!
Kenz, Interiors By Kenz
These are perfect. I need to decorate my fridge with such awesome magnets. When are you finally going to open an Etsy store and sell all this good stuff?!
That comment made me smile so hard, Kenz. I don’t know if I’m quite Etsy-ready… but what a compliment, lady!
Angie@Echoes of Laughter
Love them Tara! The shapes you used on the slices are adorable and I think that they would make a great hostess gift or birthday gift for girlfriends! Hope your week is going great so far! Angie xo
I was thinking about how they would look all boxed up nicely and presented as a hostess gift. Maybe I’ll do that for a later project? Thanks a bunch, Angie!
These are so cute!
Awww… thanks, Melanie! I think so, too!
amy @ one artsy mama
These are so adorable! Loving the rustic look…pinned!
Thank you for the pin, Amy! I’m glad you like them!
They are gorgeous!
Thank you, Merry! 🙂
Amy ~ Love On Sunday
I love these, Tara! Really loving the rustic wood !
Thank you, Amy! I love the wood look, too! I’m thinking of all sorts of things that these wood slices could be!
Love! Your graphics are great! You know I’m a big fan of wood slices (hence all the projects I did at Christmas time)!
Wood slice projects are sooo lovely, don’t you think? I’m a bit of a trend-hopper, and I love the woodland creature “thing” that’s happening right now. I almost want to put a llama on a wood slice! 😉
Jen @ RamblingRenovators
Those are adorable. I love the texture against the magnet board. You could even use bigger slices and make coasters.
I love the coaster idea, Jen. I’m thinking that a couple of coats of lacquer would make them even more fabulous!?!?
SO very cute! The antlers and the wood- just really a fun combo! You’re right- a fun hostess gift for sure 🙂
Thanks, Sky! I had to put a deer fella on there…. it just seemed too perfect!
Dani @ lifeovereasy
Those are so cute Tara! Adorable actually! No shortage of branches here, I’ll have to try and convince the hubby to saw some up.
Oh wow these are so stinking cute! My husband would love these! These would be a perfect wedding shower thank you gift for a outdoor wedding! I sure wish I would have seen this 10 years ago! I might have to do this for some Christmas gifts this year!Very creative!
Oh, I love these as Christmas gifts! Great idea, Mel!
I love these. I’ve been shopping around for wood pieces to craft with myself.
I’d love for you to link up with us for Friday Favorites!
Very nice- they turned out beautifully! And they make me think of autumn, which I am SOOOOO looking forward to. 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again tomorrow!
Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
I love making magnets. I never thought to use wood slices! Thanks for sharing it on Small Victories Sunday Link Up!
These are simply adorable – love the shapes you used. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Thanks so much, Cathy! 🙂
These are so cute! I love wood slice crafts!
How did you cut out the shapes on the vinyl, is there a good trick to use? I really want to try this for Christmas gifts
These are great! I want to do Christmas nativity shapes on each one. I’m just wondering how well the vinyl has stood up on the wood. Did you sand them down and make them smooth first? Thanks!
I didn’t sand these, as they were already pretty smooth, but that would be a good tip!
The vinyl has stayed on since that tutorial. I use Oracal outdoor vinyl though, so be sure to get stuff with serious adhesive!
Thanks for the reply! Outdoor vinyl is a great tip. I’m already planning some Christmas-in-June projects for a ladies craft group we have and these would be great!
Just wondering what magnets you used on the back. I like using the disc magnets, but they’re thick, so the wood would stand out away from the metal. I like how yours sit close. So, what magnets did you use? 😉
Do you have a curio or cameo? Recommendation?
I have a Cameo and it’s been very good to me over the years. I would definitely recommend it.
This is an amazing idea. I love the silhouette design you made. I agree that this would make a wonderful hostess gift or even a housewarming gift. It would give a cute rustic element to the home. Thanks for posting this!
Great looking magnets:-) I love them.
We craft on and with magnets all the time at home and we use the glue and magnets from http://www.magnet-shop.com.
We used very thin ones on our last project, so that it becomes barely visibale. They also lay pretty flat on the fridge.
It makes it easy to chose a fitting magnet if you have a metal front on your fridge, so you don’t need extremly strong ones.
Love these Wood Slice Magnets, amazing ones. Thanks for sharing this one with us .