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Xyron + Faber-Castell = Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments

Learn how to turn some plain wood slices into some festive Christmas ornaments that will be perfect for your tree!
Author: Beth Kingston


  • wood slices
  • Design Memory Craft Gelatos in assorted colors – I used Gold Champagne
  • Design Memory Craft Stencils
  • foam sponge
  • Mod Podge in matte (OR a liquid clear drying adhesive – see below*)
  • foam brush
  • hammer/nails or staple gun – if desired
  • coordinating ribbon
  • Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker
  • assorted die cuts/embellishments


  • Lay stencil over wood slice. Use one hand to hold stencil in place and the other hand to apply gelato to the stencil pattern.
  • The gelato will NOT fill all of the holes, so use a foam sponge to spread the pigment throughout the pattern.
  • Use a foam brush to GENTLY cover the top of the wood slice with matte Mod Podge. If you brush it on too roughly flakes of the pigment will come off and mix with the Mod Podge. Let dry.
  • Nail or staple ribbon to the wood slice if desired to create a hanger.
  • I used a deer head from the Cricut Tablescapes Fall & Winter Cartridge (and my Explore Air) – cut out of both chipboard (for stability) and patterned paper. I ran the patterned paper through the Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker and applied it to the chipboard. You can create your own embellishments or use any leftover embellishments you’ve got in your stash. This is a GREAT way to use those “onesies twosies” embellishments you’ve got leftover from other projects but like too much to purge.
  • Adhere the embellishment to the wood slice…and voila!