DIY Christmas Banner with Wood Slices

Christmas is almost here! We’re less than 2 weeks away already and I still have a ton of things to do. Before we start the celebrations though, I have a few more holiday posts to share.

Today I have another craft I’d like to show you, a DIY Christmas banner with birch wood slices. I started this project last December but, with the kitchen remodel in full swing, I never got past cutting the slices of birch and adding the eye hooks. When I found them in the bottom of one of my Christmas boxes a few weeks ago, I decided to finish what I started. 

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner using wood slices and red and black chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.com

If you follow me then you know that I won’t do a craft unless it’s quick and easy (and inexpensive) and this one checks every one of those boxes. I  know that, technically it took me a year to do, but I swear it was a quick craft.

Supplies

  • birch slices (I used 2 different sizes)
  • chalkboard paint (I had mine tinted red)
  • small paint brush
  • chalkboard pen
  • eye hooks 
  • twine

You can find birch slices in craft stores, but I had a couple of birch logs in the garage, so I cut them up using a miter saw. 

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner using wood slices and red chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comI ended up with 2 different sizes, so I decided to use both for my banner.

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner using birch wood slices and red chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comI didn’t want to drill a hole through the wood to hang it, so I just added an eye hook. Because birch is such a hard wood, I couldn’t get the eye hook to go in easily, so I started a hole by gently tapping in a push pin. 

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner using birch wood slices and red and black chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comOnce I had a hole, the eye hook screwed right in.

An easy DIY Christmas banner using birch wood slices and red and black chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comAfter the eye hooks were in, I was ready to paint.

I knew that I wanted to use red chalk paint, so I had a quart tinted at the paint store. I also used some black chalkboard paint that I had leftover from my “Vintage Mirror to Kitchen Chalkboard” project.

I used the red chalkpaint on the large wood slices and black on the small ones. Once they dried, I used a chalkboard pen to add my “HO HO HO’s” and snowflakes.  

A bit of twine through the eye hooks and it was ready to hang on our fireplace with the lightbulb banner that I made last year (from our burned out Christmas tree bulbs).

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner made from birch wood slices and painted with red chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comI was able to get a few good shots of our (always) dark living this past weekend, while the sun was out, so I’ll share the rest next time.

A festive and easy DIY Christmas banner made from birch wood slices and painted with red and black chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.com

A fun and easy DIY Christmas banner made from birch wood slices and painted with red and black chalkboard paint. www.chatfieldcourt.comAre you all decorated and ready for the holidays? Hope you have a great week!

 

 


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8 Comments

  1. Monday,December 12, 2016 / 10:20 am

    Cute, easy and so festive! Love it!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 13, 2016 / 3:12 am

      Thanks so much, Kim! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Debbie H
    Monday,December 12, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Cute idea. I think I can do this one next year, except with store bought wood.

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 13, 2016 / 3:13 am

      Thanks Debbie. Yes, store-bought wood would make this craft that much easier.

  3. chris aka monkey
    Monday,December 12, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    adorable just freaking adorable xx

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 13, 2016 / 3:13 am

      Awww, thanks! I’m loving it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Monday,December 19, 2016 / 11:05 am

    So cute! I actually just wrote a post with a quick and easy DIY alpine garland with wood slices garland I found at Target, but to make them yourself is so special. Love yours!!!

    • Kristi
      Tuesday,December 20, 2016 / 4:04 am

      Thanks Liz! I love the way it turned out.

      Your DIY garland looks great on your cabinet. Cute and functional! ๐Ÿ™‚

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