Category Archives: Frugal Craft & DIY Projects

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

Wood Slice Craft Ideas:  Wood Slice Placemat

Wood Slice Craft Ideas: Wood Slice Placemat

Wood slices and mason jars – the current well known 2010’s decor trends!  If you are looking for new wood slice craft ideas, then you’ll love this wood slice placemat tutorial that I’m going to show you today!

I’ll admit that my personality really fits this rustic decor trend! I’m a country girl at heart that loves a rustic or cabin feel to any room. So personally, I’m just thrilled that you find mason jars and wood slices all over right now! I have a fun craft for you today that is really easy to make – using small wood slices that you can use as a placemat, a centerpiece that can hold a mason jar with flowers, or under a photo as I’m using it!

Wood Slice Craft Ideas

Materials needed for this wood slice craft idea:

Wood Slices for DIY Crafts Wedding Decor (you may need 2 packages of this size to get enough smaller slabs to fill your mat)

2.5″-2.8″ Unfinished Natural Wood Slices 

8X12 piece of felt

Hot glue gun

Chop or Miter saw

Cabin Style Photo frame (I found mine on clearance at Walmart)

Wood Slice Craft Ideas

Wood Slice Craft Idea – Small Wood Slice Placemat Tutorial:

  1.  Start by taking your larger 2.5-2.8″ wood slice sizes and cutting them in half.  I used a chop saw for this.  (well actually, my husband wouldn’t let me touch it and he sawed these for me. ūüėČ

Wood Slice Craft Ideas making a placemat

2.  You will use these bigger pieces as your border.  You need to cut a few of the halves also in half to create quarter size pieces.  Those will be used for the 4 corner pieces.

Wood Slice Craft Ideas - making a placemat

3.  Next, lay out all of your border pieces first before you glue.  You will have to move pieces around a bit like a puzzle to make sure the wood slice halves all fits just right and you may go over the edge a bit off of the felt.  The wood pieces can hang over the felt a bit, just as long as there is a bit of felt to glue the slab on.  You won’t need much hot glue on each piece to stick – just a dab or two on each piece is enough.

4.  I used the color green for my felt, but honestly, wish I had gray or brown so that it would blend better with the wood.  If you have a color in your room you want to bring out a bit, then go ahead and use that!

 

Wood Slice Craft Ideas placemat

5.  The next step requires more piecing together of a puzzle so to speak, gluing on smaller wood slice pieces into the center until it fits.  Again, I recommend placing and arranging a few down at a time before gluing them to be sure it fits correctly.  I wish the bag of Wood Slices for DIY Crafts Wedding Decor came with a few more really small slices, like less than a 1.5cm, to make filling in the smaller places a bit easier.  I ended up purchasing two bags of these so that I could get enough of the smaller sizes (the sizes vary in each bag from 1.5 – 3cm) to fill in the smaller spaces.

Wood Slice Craft Ideas placemat

It’s a great feeling when you get all of the pieces to fit just right and they are each glued in place.  This is a fun and relaxing rainy afternoon kind of craft that brings a bit more of nature into the home!

I love my “cabin” style photo frame that I’m placing my wood slab mat under.  They go together beautifully and look great in my rustic, cabin-style family room!

wood slice craft idea:  diy placemat

Looking for more rustic decor DIY ideas?  Check these out:

Easy DIY Wood Slab & Pebble Photo Frame

Shabby Chic Display Shelf Makeover

Upcycle a Spaghetti Sauce Jar Into This Adorable Decor

How to Make Mason Jar Wall Sconces

Mason Jar Vase With Puffy Paint Flourishes

 

How To Reupholster an Ottoman Tutorial

How To Reupholster an Ottoman Tutorial

Today I’m going to show you this easy¬†how to reupholster an ottoman tutorial – and it cost me less than $20 to do so!¬† This was my first reupholstering project – so this tutorial is great for beginners.¬† I’m pleased how it turned out – and you can follow this reupholstering tutorial and learn how… Continue Reading

Homemade Soap with Essential Oils – Lavender, Geranium, and Patchouli Scented

Homemade Soap with Essential Oils – Lavender, Geranium, and Patchouli Scented

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How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

How To Distress A Picture Frame From The Dollar Tree!

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Dollar Store Decor:  Wood Word Magnet Board

Dollar Store Decor: Wood Word Magnet Board

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6 Homemade Soap Recipes for DIY Gifts for Teacher Appreciation – Makes 12 Bars in One Hour!

6 Homemade Soap Recipes for DIY Gifts for Teacher Appreciation – Makes 12 Bars in One Hour!

Looking for an EASY and Personal DIY gift idea this season? ¬†Then be sure to check out these homemade melt & pour soap recipes: If the thought of making your own soap for a DIY Christmas or Mother’s Day or Teacher gift seems overwhelming – guess again! ¬†I can make 12 bars in less than… Continue Reading

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