Crafty (& Handy) Holidays

DIY Wood Slice Holiday Party Invitations

These are special invitations — ones that you might make for a handful of close friends. They’ll either need to be hand-delivered or mailed in a small box, but the impact they’ll have is worth the extra effort. Similar to my DIY wood Valentines earlier in the year, the painted wood slice can be reused by the recipient as a photo/note holder through the rest of the year.

DIY Wood Slice Holiday Party Invitations


Wood Slice Invitation Supplies


  • Begin by taping off a section of your wood slice to be painted. I sectioned off about a third of each circle and filled in with gold paint. If your tape is wide (like mine), you can rip it down the middle, since only one straight side is needed. Be sure to press down firmly to keep paint from getting under.

Making Wood Slice Invitations

  • Acrylic craft paint dries quickly, and you’ll be ready to peel off your tape and start on another section in as little as 20 minutes.

Taping Off

Peeling Off the Tape

  • I tore my tape down the center again, then used the straight sides to make skinny stripes. I made sure to overlap one or both of the other colors with each stripe.

Making Wood Slice Invitations

  • The mini clothespins can be attached with a thin layer of white glue. Let them dry, then clip your invitation to each wood slice and you’re done.

Finished Wood Slice Invitations

Wood Slice Invitations: We're Going on a Sleigh Ride!

This would be such a delightful invitation to receive! And long after the party is over, the recipient could reuse the wood slice to display photos, notes, or holiday cards.

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This post is a collaboration with ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape, but all words and opinions are my own.

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  • Laura @ Rather Square
    December 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I really really really like the idea of these! Especially the natural wood element. Makes me want to host a sleigh ride just so I can make them. ;-)

  • Qlka
    December 4, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Great idea!

  • Heidi
    December 4, 2013 at 10:13 am

    These are stunning! I love the added paint and glitter. I used a large wood slice when making an advent wreath this year and love the look of natural pieces.

  • Aileen@AtHomeinLove
    December 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

    These are SO cute! They’d make me super excited for whatever occasion they were inviting me to. No way I’d RSVP “no”!

  • Miss R
    December 5, 2013 at 5:15 am

    This is such a good idea! J’adore!

  • iliana
    December 5, 2013 at 8:14 am

    great craft! love the idea of using wood slices for invites!

    • Geri
      December 11, 2013 at 12:48 am

      How about a bit of magnet on the back? They could stick the invite on the fridge as well as use it to hold notes afterward.

    February 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I adore this project. It’s so unique it would really make for a memorable invitation (and party favor!). Thank you for posting this!