He practically leapt into my cart. I swear.
I left him in the craft room for a while until just this weekend. His destiny was realized the moment I started making wood slices.
He’s giving some serious side-eye in this picture.
A year ago, I made wood slice magnets. Krista from The Happy Housie had her husband slice the wood up, and then sent the slices to me. She’s a doll. Who does that!??! For some reason, I had convinced myself that I was unable to make my own wood slices.
I can use a circular saw. There really isn’t a reason why I couldn’t slice up my own slices. There was plenty of wood just being lazy and hanging out in the backyard right now.
I found a twig – well, a branch, really – sitting, unsuspectingly, on a the tree he was attached to. Thankfully, he was willing to sacrifice himself in the name of wall art.
I got out my Ryobi Circular saw. This little guy is a workhorse. I knew that he would do the job.
… and he did. In a matter of minutes, I had a pile of little wood slices. They varied slightly, but were about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. I loved the little knobs and mossy bits on the slices. I wanted that to stay.
He wanted to show off. So I let him.
My helper was instrumental in the design portion of the project – Lucy decided where the slices were to go. We mapped it out before I broke out the glue gun.
I will admit – I had a minor incident at this point. I wasn’t paying attention and put my thumb into burning hot lava glue.
Pro tip: Don’t put your finger right into scorching hot glue. You’ll get a big white blister, and it will completely ruin the crafting buzz you have going.
I added a little velvet and lace bow (made from the fabulous May Arts ribbon) topped with a tin star. I feel like he’s rustic, yet fancy.
And now I can make my own wood slices! Watch out, handmade Christmas gifts – things just got real!
If you’re hankering to make more Christmas decor with your power tools, check out the sled that Virginia from Fynes Designs created!