This is how I made some wooden snowflakes.
- some branches, about 7 cm or 3 inches wide,
- a wood burning tool,
- a saw to cut them
- a drill to add the holes
- your imagination for the images
Before it got too cold and snowy I went to the back of the garden where we keep lots of brush and sorted out some branches and bought them inside to be sure they were dry before cutting.
The first job after drying was to cut the wooden discs, about 2 cm or half inch thick. It was a challenge to get a clear photo of the saw and drill when they were in motion.
It was interesting to see the different colours of the discs once they were cut, obviously from different trees.
We have a very old wood burning tool, but it still works and after heating it up I made some designs that reminded me of snowflakes. I threaded some garden twine through the holes and they were ready to hang on the nature tree.
This was a fun, quick and easy craft to make. I’ve got more to make and think I will use some of them as gift tags. You could wood burn any design (image or words). You are only limited by your own imagination.
After awhile I branched out a bit (pardon the pun) …. and did Christmas trees.
Nature crafts – using shells, rocks, driftwood, sea glass, pinecones
More ornament ideas:
- beaded ornaments
- bird feeder ornaments
- button trees
- clay embellished ornaments
- crochet snowflakes
- mini wreath
- ornaments for the knit and crochet lover
- plastic canvas snowflakes
- tuckered out reindeer
- I’m sharing with:
- The Really Crafty Link Party
- Handmade Monday
- To Grandma’s House We Go
- Creative Compulsions
- Funky Junk
My wooden snowflakes were featured at Handmade Monday and To Grandma’s House We Go.