As a part of the Micheals Challenge this month, I made a Fall wood slice accent tray to pretty an Autumn table top!
The summer has gone by so fast! I can’t believe we are already approaching everything pumpkin spice season…oops, I mean Fall! This is an easy project, especially if you like puzzles!
To make the wood tray,I actually used pre-made unfinished wood signs as my base for my table top decor,craft wood slices (1 bag large, 4 bags small) ,white craft glue,acrylic paint,craft rope.
First of all,I used signs instead of a traditional trays because I liked how much thinner they were for a table center piece.They also layered on each other really well!Painting the edges with acrylic paint gave it a more aged look. Once that was dry,let the wood slice puzzle making begin.
I found the best strategy was to place the larger slices first with 3 centered down the middle. Fit the smaller ones around the outside of those to fill it in.
You need have multiple bags of the smaller wood slices so you have enough wood-size variation ( I have another fun decorating project for you later this week to use up some of the larger left overs.).
This is where using white craft glue is important, instead of hot glue. White craft glue takes much longer to dry, which is a good thing in case you need to shuffle or slide a few pieces around a bit.
Once you have every round in place, glue your rope around the edge of the Fall wood slice accent tray,and let everything dry.
The thing I love most about Fall decor is just how versatile it is!
Micheals had these super cute mason jar glass owls .Finally, I pulled some of the leaves off and layered them between the two wood pieces to add color.
Battery operated candles directly on the Fall wood slice accent tray and styled the glass jars around the edges looked pretty too.
In the Fall decor aisle, there were some colorful pumpkins and a pretty copper lantern I added to my display.
Since Fall and winter decor is kind of my jam, I loved styling this bench with rain boots and leaves.
Visit The Glue String below for more Fall projects an decorating ideas!
And most of all ,you can see what the other talented makers are making as well!
As a Maker,this post was sponsored by Michaels. All opinions and ideas are my own.
For more fall decor goodness, you can paint a pumpkin canvas
Or how about some boho color-blocked pumpkin topiary?