Hello Hobby Lobby readers! I am Jennifer Voelkel and I blog at The Craft Patch. I am a wife and mother to three and I love to make pretty things and share them with you. I am a total creative junkie… I’ve always got some kind of project going on, whether it’s crafting, remodeling, decorating or throwing a party. I make a trip to Hobby Lobby at least once a week (yes, the employees know me by name), so I’m excited to share a fun holiday project with you today. Let me walk you through making this reversible wood slice porch decoration. Create it now and you can leave it up until January!
To begin, you will need the following materials:
Wood Slices: One Small, One Medium, One Large and One Base
Black, White, Orange and Dark Orange Craft Paint
Felt Doll’s Hat (found in the doll clothing section next to the dollhouses)
Pumpkin Stem or Twig
Wood Glue or Hot Glue
You can find the wood slices in the wood crafting aisle at Hobby Lobby. I laid mine out on the floor right there in the middle of Hobby Lobby to decide which sizes and shapes looked best together. Hey, sometimes you must suffer for your art. 😃
Step 1: Begin by painting the centers of the small, medium and large wood slices with orange paint on one side. When that dries, flip the wood slices over and paint the back centers white.
Step 2: When the paint is completely dry, line up the wood slices to form a snowman shape and mark the centers where the wood slices touch with pencil marks. I used a square arm ruler to make sure my lines were straight.
Step 3: Using a drill bit that is the same size as your dowel, carefully drill holes into the sides of each of the wood slices and slip one dowel piece into each set of holes so they fit together. This is what will secure the wood slices together and allow them to be stacked sturdily on top of one another. Use a long screw to nchor the largest round to the base piece. Just drill up from the bottom.
Step 4: Use wood glue or hot glue to attach a twig or pumpkin stem to the top edge of your smallest wood slice (the one on top). This will act as a pumpkin stem on the pumpkin side of the craft and will be covered by the felt hat on the snowman side of the craft.
Step 5: Add the details! On the pumpkin side, I painted subtle veins in the pumpkins with the darker orange paint. Then I added a few faux fall leaves in just for a little extra cuteness.
On the snowman side of the wood slices, I painted a snowman face and buttons and tied on a buffalo plaid ribbon scarf.
Want to see this craft in action? Watch this short video to see it flip from side to side.
I’m absolutely in love with this fun, rustic craft. I love the texture of the wood slices and most of all I love the fact that I get a cute porch decoration that I can leave up all through fall and winter!