Ingredients for this project:
Wood Slices (buy or cut your own)
Mod Podge (or your choice of glue)
Golden Self-Leveling Gel (or sealer of your choice)
Eye Screws (optional)
Ready to start??
Step 1: Find Your Pieces of Wood:
I was lucky to have a cherry tree that had a dead limb that could be taken down and sliced up. It had the natural moss and aged-bark that was authentic and cool looking:
Step 2: Choose Your Images....
I choose the Gnome people, some little houses, and a couple of natural settings or backgroundto be put together in different combinations to make each ornament unique....
Step 3: Put Them Together and Glue Them On:
Step 4: Add Some Paint and Seal Them Up!!
Then, after the glue and paint were completely dry, I coated them withGolden (brand) Self-Leveling Gel to smooth out the surface and make the layers look even, and seal the piece as well. This is a choice, however, you can choose to just seal with more Mod Podge on the surface to add a shine or keep it matte (Mod Podge comes in Matte or Gloss)...
Step 5: All Done! They Look Great!
And your method of hanging them is your choice...you can drill a hole and hang them with twine, or you can use an eye screw and twist it into the top of the wood piece and tie or hook them up...what ever works!!
There is a similar step-by-step tutorial on my blog that may answer any questions you may have, or you can email me and I will help answer your questions...You can click the link HERE or copy and paste the following address: