Inspired by Nature

Winter storm Alfred brought down a lot of trees in our area and when my husband went to help his Dad clean up I asked him to bring home some discs from the trunk of a small tree. Today I used them to make ornaments for my children.

Rustic Christmas Ornaments

Michael used a chainsaw to cut the disks and then sanded them and drilled a hole through each one.

Rustic Christmas Ornaments

I used stamps for the reindeer, names and year.

Rustic Christmas Ornaments

I simply twisted some wired berries through the hole along with a ribbon.

Rustic Christmas Ornaments

And as a result ended up with these lovely, nature inspired ornaments.

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  1. Can you tell me please where you purchased the reindeer stamp? Thank you!

  2. Few questions….
    Did you let the wood dry first? I’m worried about bleeding.
    Did you persurve the wood so it doesn’t split as it dries?
    Lastly did you do the names with individual letter stamps? If so, where did you get them?


    • Hi Robin,

      I did not let the wood dry, the discs were cut from a newly fallen tree. I did not perserve the wood so when I pull out the ornaments next weekend I’ll see if they split or not! I used the individual letter stamps for the names. I purchased my stamp set from a discount site like Pick Your Plum but they are for sale all over etsy at great prices.
      Thanks for stopping by!


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