I am OBSESSED with these! During the summer I procured a old dead log. My dad is fearless with a chainsaw so I hit him up and explained to him that I was wanting several wood slices out of this log. We teamed up and I held the log…(not recommended) and he sliced the stump into thin cuts with the chain saw. He did such a good job there was little sanding required to get a nice surface to work with. I used some of the slices for some center pieces for my sister in laws wedding and the rest of them I have had lying around in the garage. I finished this one today with a little paint and flowers made from paper and fabric tidbits that I had lying around. Loved the finished result.
- Black and white paint. I used paper washi tape to stripe off the colors. I started with solid black then added white stripes.
- I made several coordinating flowers out of fabric and paper. Basically I just use a glue gun and start twisting and folding the paper or fabric in spirals and gluing as I go in random spots. It makes fabulous rustic looking flowers.
- I added some plastic molded flowers to give it some texture and dimension.
- Prior to adhering the flowers I freehanded an “L” for my last name and now its sitting on my bathroom vanity.