Gift Wrapping Ideas: Wood Slice Wreath & Snowman


Today is the third and final day of our Rockin’ the Holidays series.  First, I shared an easy appetizer and drink recipe, then a handmade gift idea and today is all about easy gift wrapping ideas.


When wrapping gifts – I love two things.

1 -Using real ribbon.

2- Attaching something that can be used again.

For these gifts I layered on a few different types of ribbons and then attached a wood slice ornament that was super easy to make.


We cut the wood slices with a chop saw from branches in our yard, but they sell bags of the wood slices at Michael’s and I believe you can also find them on Etsy.

For the snowman, I hot glued three pieces together, added little branches for arms and cut a hat and scarf from some felt.  Add a few embellishments and some glitter and you are done.


Behind the ornament, there is a piece of twine glued on so it can be used as an ornament.

Next, up are the wreaths.


I wanted them to be pretty from both sides, and I didn’t have a wreath form small enough to make it work, so I came up with a solution.


Use a lid or cup to draw a circle on a piece of paper.  Line up the wood slices one time around the circle.  Then go back in with a second layer.  With the second layer, attach hot glue and place it where two slices meet.  This creates a connection and holds the circle intact.

Tie on a piece of twine or ribbon so it can be hung as an ornament.


And if you are looking for more gift wrapping ideas, visit these fantastic ideas…

And, if you would like to see the tutorial for my full size wood slice wreath for Christmas, visit here.

Oh, and one last thing…if you want to buy some pretty embellishments for your gifts, you should visit this Etsy shop.

Thanks so much for reading!


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6 thoughts on “Gift Wrapping Ideas: Wood Slice Wreath & Snowman”


  1. Oh as soon as I saw those wood slices…I knew the brilliant mind that was behind this clever and gorgeous packaging…it must be Laura…the creator of the coolest wreath this season!!!! Now she is going miniature and it looks amazing!!! The cream on top though are those too cute snowmen…come on…really…how adorable does it get! My wrapping style has just accumulated 4 more variations!!!! This rocks…love them all! hugs…

  2. Laura, You having been giving me all kinds of great creative ideas lately!! I love these wood slice ornaments. I think it would be pretty to do a whole tree with them. They would look great at everyone’s place setting on Christmas Eve and each guest would have something to take home. Now I just have to get my husband to fire up his chop saw.