Wood Slice Fall Decor: Pumpkin

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I think I’ve spotted another trend for this year: wood slice ornaments. On Pinterest and in magazines, I’ve seen people selling Christmas ornaments made out of tree slices. And while I’m totally on board for that (and I’ll give a tutorial for that next month), I thought to myself: why stop there? There are other ways to use tree slices in decorating!

Cue the pumpkins.

This is such a simple craft, and yet the results are an adorable rustic chic that fits into the decor of so many houses and settings. So, let’s get to it! Here’s the tutorial for how to make a pumpkin decor out of tree slices.

Wood slices at least 1 inch in diameter and 1/2 inch thick at most
Orange paint
Short, thin stick
Fall fabric (Here are some great options)
Modge Podge

Paint brush
Hot glue gun

  1. Cut your tree slices to size. What’s really nice about this is that since you’re going to paint over the interior part of the wood slice, you can even use branches that are graying inside and starting to die.
  2. Coat the front and back of the tree slices with orange paint. Don’t paint the bark exterior on the sides or the bark on the front/back of the slice. The pumpkins look best with some natural wood rounding the edges.
  3. Seal the wood with modge podge once it’s dried.
  4. Using your hot glue gun, attach a very small stick to the top of the pumpkin to represent the stem.
  5. Cut out your leaves from your fabric. For size reference, you should have about 5/6 leaves total and they should not only cover the top around the stick, but one or two should also crest over the front of the pumpkin so it barely lays over the orange. Use your hot glue gun to attach the leaves.
  6. Use your hot glue gun or wood glue to attach the pumpkins to one another in whichever way is most aesthetically appealing to you. As you can see by my pictures, I put a larger one in the middle and then two smaller ones on the side, but you can arrange them however you want AND do as many as you want!

There are so many possibilities with tree slices, so I’m thrilled to see that they’re becoming a trend this year. Do you have any other ideas for tree slices? Be sure to share them in the comments!

Happy DIYing!

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