Good Morning and Happy Friday!!!

We’re Back!!!  My blog friends and I have had so much fun participating in The Great Crate Challenge, as well as our Pick Your Pumpkin Challenge we decided to make it a monthly affair!  So each month we will take the same item and each recreate something out of it.  It is so fun to see each month what we all come up with, so I am really looking forward to doing it every month.  Come get inspired this month with 13 Wood Slice Crafts!

13 Wood Slice Crafts

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This wood slice challenge couldn’t have come at a better time.  Shortly after deciding on what the item would be for this challenge, I came across some tree branches that my neighbor had after trimming his tree.  SCORE!!!  I was seriously on my way to the craft store to buy some wood slices when I stumbled upon them 🙂

I decided to make a Santa face using wood slices and a few household items that I had on hand.  Making this project very cheap, with only having to buy one large wood slice.


Rustic Wood Slice Santa

Rustic Wood Slice Santa Final


It all started with these lovely tree branches!

Rustic Wood Slice Santa branches


My wonderful husband cut these for me into little wood slices, leaving one to make my Rustic Log Holiday Card Display.  I only had to purchase one larger wood slice at Michaels. Everything else for this project I had at home 🙂

Rustic Wood Slice Santa Step 1


I used the little wood slices for Santa’s beard and hat.  I placed two little wood slices for the eyes, so I would have an idea where to start the beard and the hat.  So I just started assembling them to get an idea of where to place them, and then just started gluing them on with a hot glue gun.  Once I glued on the first couple I just staggered them on and rearranged them in a way that looked good.



Once the beard and hat were all glued together than it was time to assemble Santa’s face.  Using items that we had on hand like screws, washers, etc..



I glued all these on as well with a hot glue gun and my Santa was complete.

Rustic Wood Slice Santa


I am having a little bit of a love hate relationship with this Santa, but he is really starting to grow on me.  Just sit back and look at him for a minute and he will grow on you too!  It reminds the hubs of one of the characters off the Robots movie haha!  I think he has his own unique character and is a silly little Santa!

Now lets see what all my talented friends did with their wood slices!


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48 thoughts on “November DIY Challenge – Rustic Wood Slice Santa

    1. Tara Post author

      Thank you so much Kristi! I will let him know how cute you think he is, as he may need it because I am often laughing at him lol! No really, he really is starting to grow on me and I think he is pretty cute in his own unique way 🙂


    1. Tara Post author

      Haha Erica, you crack me up! Robot Santa will probably be the talk of our Christmas decor this year for sure! Thank you!


    1. Tara Post author

      Thank you, Kendra! I am looking at him right now and he is definitely making me smile too 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend as well!


  1. Lucille Janssen

    I have cedar limbs, about 3-4 inches in diameter. What is the best way to saw them into slices. My sun told me to use miter saw and chop fast, not like I would saw a piece of lumber. I tried it once and it was going to kick, so I gave up. Want to make coasters.


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