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December 15, 2014

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LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

Hello friends!  Who out there is ready for Christmas?  My house is decorated and smells like pine {my FAVORITE smell}.  But I am NOT ready for Christmas.  So much to do, so little time.  But I did find time to make this adorable DIY wood slice Christmas tree a few weeks ago and I love it so much I couldn't wait any longer to share the tutorial with you.  So, enough chatter, let's get to the tutorial!  This post contains affiliate links.  Please click here to read my full disclosure policy.

DIY Wood Slice Christmas Tree Tutorial

Materials Needed:

  • A branch, roughly 2 inches in diameter.  I found mine while out walking with the girls one day.  It was from a neighbors Crepe Myrtle tree that had been trimmed off.  I snapped it up, though at the time, I had no clue what I was going to do with it.  I used 30 slices, but you could use more or less depending on how big you want your finished tree to be.  You can also buy wood slices online, like these at Amazon: Birch Slices/Disks (pack of 25).  You can also find them on Etsy.
  • If you supply your own branch, you will need a Compound Miter Saw to cut it into slices.
  • Craft Wire
  • Diagonal Cutting Pliers
  • Staple Gun

Steps:

1) If you do not purchase wood slices, you will need to start by chopping your branch into 1/3 slices using your compound miter saw.  Joe chopped my branch for me one day while I was at work.  Love that man.  #sorryladiesheistaken

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

2) Play around with the position of your slices until you find a layout that you like.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

3) Once you are happy with your layout, begin attaching wire to the back of your wood slices with your staple gun.  Be sure to twist the end of each wire around itself so that it stays secure.  I attached the slices horizontally first.  Pull the wire taut as you work.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

4) Next, attach the slices vertically.  Again, take care to pull the wire taut as you work.  This will make your tree more stable when it is finished.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

This is what it will look like when it is finished!  So simple, rustic and pretty :)  I hung mine using one nail under the top most wood slice, as well as two on each bottom corner for additional support.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

We hung it in our kitchen, on the wall that is adjacent to our DIY wood herringbone plank wall {tutorial for the plank wall is here}.  I LOVE IT!!!!  You can also check out the rest of my Christmas home tour here.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

If you love it, why not pin it so you can easily find it again?  And before you head out, you may want to check out these other Christmas posts of mine.

LOVE THIS! Do you love wood slice projects? If so, you will want to check out this DIY wood slice Christmas tree tutorial by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body. So simple and lovely!

 

 

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  1. Kathryn says:

    Another great idea Tasha!! Very clever and it looks great. I love the beautiful wreath on the wood plank wall!!

  2. SO cute and clever!! Such a great idea, and I love how you attached them all with wire. Love it!! :)

  3. Such great idea, Tasha!! Love it!

  4. Kristi says:

    Such a cute idea Tasha!!! I’m obsessed with wood slices lately and I’m totally crushing on the rustic look of this little tree!

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