Wood Slice Snowflake Door Hanger
Make a beautiful Rustic Birch Wood Slice Snowflake to hang on your door this winter holiday season!
I’m so excited to be participating in an amazing blog hop today! If you love holiday wreaths you will love seeing all of the amazing creations in this group! I love the rustic, natural wood slices and I was so excited when I learned that my friends over at Walnut Hollow were going to start carrying the Birch slices alongside their beautiful basswood slices. Birch wood is my very favorite. It’s so beautiful. They were kind enough to send me some beautiful wood slices so I could check them out and they did not disappoint! Currently you can only find these super brand new Birch slices at JoAnns craft stores. I’ve seen wood slice wreaths many times before. They are beautiful and I love them. I wanted to put a slightly different spin on the usual wood slice wreath though. I decided for my holiday wreath contribution today I would make a Rustic Birch Wood Slice Snowflake!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Birch Wood Slice Snowflake:
- Walnut Hollow Birch Wood Round, medium
- Walnut Hollow Birch wood coasters
- Walnut Hollow Birch Wood Tags
- Walnut Hollow Birch Wood Value Bag
- Epsom Salt
- Wood Glue
- E6000 Glue
- White iridescent glitter
- Wood craft sticks
- Evergreen branch pieces
The first step is to arrange your birch wood slices into a snowflake shape. I fiddled with this for while awhile before deciding on 6 groupings around the center slice. I used the medium slice in the center, with coasters around it and then I worked out from there adding gradually smaller slices.
Once you’ve decided how to arrange your wood slices you will need to glue them together. This part is messy, and requires significant drying time. Make sure to lay your wood slices on a non stick surface. I glued mine on a vinyl mat so any glue that seeped down between the slices would peel up when dry. On the bottom side of the groupings I glued a wood craft stick to the slices for some added stability.
The glue will look messy and gross, but it’s ok because you will be covering it up soon anyway.
After the glue is dry and your snowflake feels stable you can cover up the dried wood glue. (If your snowflake does not feel stable, glue it some more.) I used clear E600 glue over the dried wood glue, spread around where I wanted my “snow” to stick and I poured epsom salt onto the wood slice snowflake. I really love that epsom salt looks like snow! I wanted it to glitter a little bit more though, so I mixed some white iridescent glitter in with the salt. Shake the excess epsom salt off and let the glue dry again.
Glue a strand of ribbon to one of the snowflake arms so you can hang your snowflake.
I found a lovely evergreen garland and I cut it down into small pieces for this part. On the backside of the snowflake, glue the evergreen branch pieces to each segment around the snowflake. I used E6000 glue because I knew it would hold the branches to the wood slices well enough. I clamped the branches down on the wood and let them dry for at least an hour.
This project was actually a really quick project, except for the very long amounts of time the glues needed to dry. The amount of active time spent working on it was only about an hour.
Isn’t it lovely?! I love the evergreens peeking out from behind the gorgeous birch wood slices. And the dusting of “snow” shimmers just right when the light hits it, like a snowflake should.
Be sure to check out all of the other amazing holiday wreaths in the hop today! There is some seriously amazing talent in this lovely group of women!
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