Autumn garland made of wood slices is our next project using wooden circles (previously we made decoupage and dream catcher animals). The idea is simple and the result is brilliant. We paint abstract patterns in selected colors on the wood slices and connect them together. The raffia tail gives the whole thing a nice natural character .
Polska wersja: Jesienna girlanda – dekoracja z plastrów drewna
You will need
- Wood slices – I used plywood circles, but they can also be raw birch slices.
- Drill – to make holes for connecting the sticks and the tail
- Sandpaper – to smooth the surface after drilling and remove any splinters
- Paints – these can be poster or acrylic paints
- Raffia – to make a dream catcher tail. You can also leave the tail without or make it from ribbons. However, raffia gives the whole thing a nice natural character.
How to make an autumn garland from wood slices
The first step is to drill holes – one at the top and one at the bottom. It is worth smoothing the places after drilling with sandpaper to get rid of protruding splinters.
The next step is to choose how to paint the wood discs.
Once dry, you can connect the slices with string.
The last stage is to make a decorative tail. For this purpose, it is best to use raffia, a natural decoration made of palm leaf fibers. You can use a plastic needle or fold the raffia in half and squeeze it through the hole. Connect both parts and tie them with another piece of raffia.
Autumn garland – decoration made of wood slices
We also successfully made autumn garlands from wood slices during workshops at school.
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If you look for more autumn ideas check our Autumn/Fall section.
If you are looking for more creative activities for kids check our DIY with kids section.
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Nothing gives more satisfaction than doing something yourself. I haven’t even thought about DIY as my hobby, I’ve just done different “projects” when it was needed. Sometimes it’s a disguise for the Masquerade Party in kindergarten. Another time, cutting out the pumpkin and baking the witch’s fingers for Haloween. Or simply organizing holiday souvenirs. Now I decided to share my realizations with you. Let’s go it together!