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November DIY Challenge- Wood slice art

November 14, 2014

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Hello, my lovely friends! I'm so excited for everything I have to share with you today! You remember The Great Crate Challenge and Pick Your Pumpkin? Well, today we are back with another challenge and we decided to officially make this a monthly challenge!

This month's challenge was wood slices.* Each blogger could make anything they wanted out of any kind of wood slice. My favorite thing about these challenges is seeing all the different ways one object can be transformed. It's so awesome! I'm so excited for you to see what we all came up with!

13 Wood Slice Crafts

Okay, ready to see my wood slice project? Here we go!

I know wood slice signs are old news these days, but I've been dying to make one for months and months! So, when we decided this would be our November challenge item, I was super excited to finally be able to make a sign! 

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"


I purchased my wood slice from Michaels! It's one of the "medium" sized rounds.

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"

First I painted it with chalk paint.* I used a small brush to paint around the edge following the wood grain, then I used a bigger brush to fill in the rest.
 
DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"

Then, I used my easy text transfer method to complete this project! First print out your text in whatever font you like.

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"

Then, shade the back of the printed text with a pencil. 

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"


Flip it back over and trace the text with your pencil. This should leave a faint outline on your project. (It's kind of hard to see in this photo, but look closely and you will see the text!)

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"

Next, trace your letters! I used a scrapbooking pen* with archival ink to prevent fading.

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"


Then, I free-handed some arrows to add a little more character to my sign.

DIY wood slice wall art. "Not all who wander are lost"


This will be going on a gallery wall in the dining room sometime soon! I can't wait to share the rest of the art I have planned for that!

Okay, time to check out my wonderful blog friends' amazing wood slice projects! Stop by and show them some love!




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49 comments

  1. I absolutely love this! So pretty and I always love that quote!

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    1. Thank you Leigh Anne! I love that quote too :)

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  2. Your sign is so pretty, Nicole! I want to try that transfer method too! Thanks for the tutorial! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend!
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thank you Kendra! Give it a try! It's so easy :)

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  3. Very cute Nicole. Love it! I feel like I need one of these for my gallery wall now too! :)

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to get my gallery wall finished!

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  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Nicole! One of my favorite sayings and the little arrows are just so sweet!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi! I have a passion for arrow art right now :)

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  5. I absolutely LOVE this. One of my favorite quotes ever and the typography you chose is brilliant. I also really love the hue of chalk paint you chose - it's clean, but still goes well with the natural wood. LURVE!

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    1. Thank you, Erica! I love how the color turned out too!! :)

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  6. This is the best, Nicole! I love it. It totally looks like you bought it! Awesome job :)

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  7. This is so gorgeous, Nicole! I want this exact one for my sister's Christmas present!!! I think I'm going to follow your tutorial and make it for her. Thanks for the awesome idea!

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    1. Glad you like it! Would love to see what you come up with!

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  8. This looks so good, Nicole! It really does look like something you would buy in the store! Love it!

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  9. I love it! I can't wait to see it hanging in your gallery wall.

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    1. Thanks Katie! Hope to have the gallery wall done soon!

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  10. Nice job Nicole! I love your transfer technique. Michelle @ Dandelion Patina

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  11. This came out so cool, Nicole!!! That quote is perfect as is the font!! :)

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    1. Thank you Christina! I love the font too! I might over use it actually lol

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  12. This is gorgeous!! I found you through Bre's blog, and this challenge is amazing. I'm so in awe of all of you!! (And if you do link parties, PLEASE join Bre and link this up at Found & Foraged...I would love to have you!! It's open now at www.averystreetdesign.com). Pinning immediately. :) xo!

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  13. So now I'm convinced I need a scrapbooking pen! This looks really fab. And the saying... is exactly the right thing.

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  14. This is looks great! I love that quote, one of my favorites.

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  15. Yay! Thank you so much for linking up!!!

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  16. This is very pretty and well made! But you know the poem says "not all THOSE who wander are lost", right?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I had to improvise a bit to make it fit how I wanted.

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  17. This is one of my favorite quotes! Thank you so much for linking up at Found & Foraged! PINNED! Hope to see you again this Saturday night at 8PM at http://houseofhipsters.com

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  18. Love this!! I love that transfer method, too! So easy!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I use this transfer method all the time! Works great!

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  19. Hi Nicole!! This project has been featured for Found & Foraged Week 1! It is live now at averystreetdesign.com - I'm sure you're not surprised after the girl-crush-style-freak out I had when I first saw this. I love it so much!! Thanks again so much for linking up with us, and I hope you'll come by again tonight. xo!! Laura

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    1. Thanks so much Laura!! :) And thanks for hosting!

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  20. Wow Nicole, I just love seeing these challenges, you did an amazing job. Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday. Your post has been pinned to the Pin Worthy Pinterest Board :)

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  21. One of my favorite quotes! I'm a sucker for anything wood. I would love for you to come share it at our Outside [The Box] Link Party. http://www.pneumaticaddict.com/2014/11/outside-box-link-party-12.html

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    1. Thank you!! I love wood too, especially for art displays!

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  22. Love it! I really like your transfer method, genius!! The color that your chose for the back is perfect!!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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    1. Thanks, Shonee! I use this transfer method all the time!

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  23. Wow, that is awesome!! My sister would love one too! Would you share what fonts you used? Thanks so much!

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    1. Sure! The fonts are Antrokas and Ever After, two of my absolute favorites!

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  24. I adore this project so much :) I have pinned already so I can come back

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  25. Great piece! I did similar with my Wedding Verse sign but I flipped the tracing and shading around and it worked just as well.

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