This post is part of a series entitled “12 DIYs of Christmas”. You can see all the projects and post in this series here.
For the 4th DIY of Christmas, I created DIY Chalkboard Log Slice Ornaments!
I have wanted to make log slice ornaments for a long time! I tried last year but the log I found and tried cutting was all discolored inside and I never got a chance to get a different log to try again.
So first of all to make these you will need log slices. We had several trees fall down during Hurricane Irma so I grabbed a large branch off one of them and then used my miter saw to cut them into thin slices. If you don’t have access to small logs or a saw, you can also purchase log slices online. (Affiliate links included for your convenience)
Once I had the log slices cut, I painted them with Rustoleum Chalkboard paint.
I drilled a small hole in the top and then strung some red and white baker’s twine through it. I used a chalk marker to write on them but you can use regular chalk or even a paint marker if you want to make them permanent.
I just absolutely LOVE them!
I wish I had made these a long time ago. And I am sure I will be making more.
I would love to actually print and transfer a design onto them and then use a paint marker to make it permanent.
But I also love the simplicity of them being chalkboards too.
They are also perfect to use as gift tags!
Just tie them on with some ribbon or twine and add a few sprigs of greenery.
What would you do with these log slice ornaments?
I am sharing 12 easy and inexpensive Christmas projects just like this during 12 DIYs of Christmas series. You can see all the projects in this series here. And check out all my past Christmas DIY projects and decor here.