15 Ways to DIY With Wood Slices
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15 Ways to DIY With Wood Slices

From branches and leaves to acorns and pinecones, the outdoors is full of materials for DIY goodness. This week, we’re tackling what to do with all those logs and wood slices you have lying around. Don’t have any wood slices? We say it’s time to bust out that saw and make some. Not quite ready to channel your inner Paul Bunyan? We won’t tell anyone if you head to the craft store for your supplies!

1. DIY Rustic Pencil Holder: Drill some holes and you’ve got yourself a mighty fancy holder for your pens and pencils. (via Apartment Therapy)

2. Wooden Placemats: Take a break from boring fabric and step up your event decor game with some wooden placemats. (via Wedding Chicks)

3. Quirky Use of Logs: Rather than burn them, display logs in your fireplace for a cozy and unique look. It’ll turn any living room into the most popular room in the house. (via Homed It)

4. A Rustic Wooden Clock: How simple and lovely is this DIY clock? It’ll make a great addition to any room in your apartment. (via Curbly)

5. Free Printable Calendar DIY: This project will literally cost you no dollars. Well, maybe a few for the paper and adorable baker’s twine, but the rest you can find in your backyard. We call that a win. (via Clean and Scentsible)

6. Wood Coasters: Customize these wood coasters with any message you want. Get your creative juices flowing and see what happens. The best part? If you mess up, you can just find another piece of wood and start over. (via Happy Serendipity)

7. Gold-Dipped Log Candle Holders: We support anything being dipped in gold. Extra points if you got the thing you’re dipping fo’ free! (via Etsy)

8. Chalkboard Cheese Trays: Grab some chalkboard paint and a spare wood slice and feel like a DIY queen when you try this project out. (via Brit + Co)

9. DIY Birch Vase: The gorgeous silver bark is the best part of this tree trunk vase, which makes for a creative way to show off your holiday flower arrangements. (via Coordinately Yours)

10. Fire Log: With this DIY fire log, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint while being innovative and warm. (via Reckless Glamour)

11. Hello Wreath: Here’s another fabulous idea involving chalkboard paint and wood slices. Greet your friends in the best way you know how: chic-ly and charmingly. (via A Home Full of Color)

12. Log Lounger: What about making a chair? Check out this seemingly effortless tutorial for your own kickass version. (via HomeMade Modern)

13. Mini Wood Slices Table Runner ($30): This table runner is simply mini wood slices glued to a long brown piece of felt. Put all your main courses on it this holiday season, and you’ll have your friends and family asking, “How does she do it all?”

14. DIY Half Log Bookends: Lovely, elegant and simple, these bookends can be customized to match your collection of books, your design scheme or both. (via Homed It)

15. Ombre Coasters: You can paint these coasters any and all colors to mix and match your personal aesthetic. (via Brit + Co)

Do you have anything you’ve DIYed with logs and wood slices? Is there a project you’re dying to try? Tell us in the comments section!