Friday, November 30, 2018

Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments {using temporary tattoo paper}

Make these adorable wood slice nativity themed ornaments. Using metallic tattoo paper, bring a little shimmer to a rustic wood slice. These ornaments are quick and easy to make.

nativity wood slice ornaments

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Wood Slice Nativity Ornaments

nativity themed wood slice ornaments made with temporary tattoo paper
This project technically began a few years ago. We had several large branches that we cut off our cherry tree. I kept them, let them dry out, and then sliced them up.  I decided I wanted to add to our Nativity ornament collection, so I cut out nativity scenes on tattoo paper with my Silhouette.

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Supplies needed for wood slice nativity ornaments

wood slices with holes drilled
tattoo paper, with images cut
ribbon or twine
damp rag

supplies for wood slice ornaments

Remove tattoos from paper.

remove tattoos from paper

Remove film from the tattoo paper.

remove plastic film from tattoo paper

Place tattoos upside down on wood slice.

place tattoos upside down on wood slice

Press the tattoo with a wet rag until the backing slides off.

press the tattoo with a wet rag until backing slides off

Then add ribbon or twine to hang.

It might be easier to follow watching a video.

Pretty easy, and so stinkin' cute!

Don't forget to pin it!

nativity themed wood slice ornaments made with temporary tattoo paper

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  1. What a fun idea to use tattoo paper for theses. They look wonderful.

  2. These are so fun! I've never used tattoo paper but definitely want to try it now!

  3. Rachel, I love these for two reasons. They are an easy wood slice ornament to make and that they have the nativity on them. Very nice!

  4. Where did you get a tattoo papers?

    1. It is Silhouette brand tattoo paper. You can get it on Amazon - I've updated the supplies with my affiliate link, if you're interested.

  5. I absolutely love these. It is such a good idea to use the tattoo paper and they have the nativity on them.

  6. What a cool idea! Who knew there was nativity tattoos!!

    1. I created them with my Silhouette and tattoo paper

  7. That's such a clever idea, the ornaments turned out beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  8. I had never heard of tattoo paper will have to try and find some. These are super cute. Thanks for sharing on Bloggers pit stop.

  9. This is a great idea to use tattoos. I'll have to remember this since I have so many wood slices. Pinned.

  10. Wanting to do these this year for my ornament exchange I'm doing and was wondering about how big where your wood slices.

    1. My wood slices were on the small side. They were anywhere from 1 1/2" to 3" in diameter. You can really use whatever size you want (or have available to you) and adjust the size of your cutout tattoos to fit. Good luck with your ornaments! If you care to share, I'd love to see how they turn out!

  11. Thank you so much...I have order the tattoo papers and the wood slices so hoping to begin working on them in the coming week and yes i will post a pick of them once they are done. thanks again pamela

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    1. The tattoo paper on the wood slices have lasted me a couple years. I haven't seen any sign of wear on them yet. Of course, they're not handled a lot.