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Reversible Fall and Christmas Wood Slice Decoration


Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute holiday craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons!

DIY wood slice pumpkin and snowman craft

Decorations that are reversible for more than one season are my favorite. It's just so fun that you get a two-for-one. This wood slice porch decoration features pretty fall pumpkins on one side and a cheerful snowman on the other side, which means you can leave it on your porch from September until January!

Thank you to Hobby Lobby for sponsoring this post. You can find all of the supplies you'll need for this craft at your local Hobby Lobby store!

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial as I show you how to make your very own wood slice reversible porch decoration.

To begin, you will need the following materials:

Supplies needed to make a wood slice snowman and pumpkins

  • Wood Slices: One Small, One Medium, One Large and One Base
  • Black, White, Orange and Dark Orange Craft Paint
  • Paint Brush
  • Felt Doll's Hat (found in the doll clothing section next to the dollhouses)
  • Plaid Ribbon
  • Wooden Dowel
  • Electric Drill
  • Pumpkin Stem or Twig
  • Wood Glue or Hot Glue

You can find the wood slices in the wood crafting aisle at Hobby Lobby. I laid mine out on the floor right there in the middle of Hobby Lobby to decide which sizes and shapes looked best together. Hey, sometimes you must suffer for your art. 😃

Step 1: Begin by painting the centers of the small, medium and large wood slices with orange paint on one side. When that dries, flip the wood slices over and paint the back centers white.

How to make a stacked wood slice pumpkin decoration

Step 2: When the paint is completely dry, line up the wood slices to form a snowman shape and mark the centers where the wood slices touch with pencil marks. I used a square arm ruler to make sure my lines were straight.

How to make a snowman decoration out of wood rounds

Step 3: Using a drill bit that is the same size as your dowel, carefully drill holes into the sides of each of the wood slices and slip one dowel piece into each set of holes so they fit together. This is what will secure the wood slices together and allow them to be stacked sturdily on top of one another. Use a long screw to nchor the largest round to the base piece. Just drill up from the bottom.

How to attach wood slices together so they make a tall stack

Step 4: Use wood glue or hot glue to attach a twig or pumpkin stem to the top edge of your smallest wood slice (the one on top). This will act as a pumpkin stem on the pumpkin side of the craft and will be covered by the felt hat on the snowman side of the craft.

How to create a reversible holiday decoration

Step 5: Add the details! On the pumpkin side, I painted subtle veins in the pumpkins with the darker orange paint. Then I added a few faux fall leaves in just for a little extra cuteness.

How to make a reversible wood slice craft for fall and Christmas

On the snowman side of the wood slices, I painted a snowman face and buttons and tied on a buffalo plaid ribbon scarf. 

How to make a snowman out of round wood slices

Want to see this craft in action? Watch this short video to see it flip from side to side.


I'm absolutely in love with this fun, rustic craft. I love the texture of the wood slices and most of all I love the fact that I get a cute porch decoration that I can leave up all through fall and winter!

Make this cute wood slice pumpkin craft with a reversible design on the back!

Before you head to Hobby Lobby, don't forget to get a coupon from their website!
Make a reversible wood slice porch decoration with pumpkins on one side and a snowman on the other. This cute craft can be used for both the fall and winter seasons!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Hobby Lobby. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  1. Hi! This is adorable! My kids and I are going to make this. Can you please tell me how you attached it to the base? Thank you!

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry I didn't add that into the instructions. We used a long screw and screwed it in to place from the bottom.

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  2. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing...only wish there was a way to print directions off.

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    1. So glad you like the project. If you are on a desktop computer, you could right click and highlight the words, then paste them into Word and print them. Hopefully that helps.

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  3. I was wondering if you had approximate sizes on the wood slabs. I don't live near any craft stores so I would have to order online with sizes. Thanks. I am super excited to make this!

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    1. The wood slices are approximately 7", 9" and 11" and the one on the bottom is more of an oval shape, about 11" as well. Hope that helps! I know Hobby Lobby does sell them online, so you could look there.

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  4. great ideas especially for a snowman collector and a. person who lived autumn. what about a bunny and santa? I'm sure you could come up with all kinds. of combinations. thanks ffor the ideas.

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    1. That IS perfect! I think the possibilities are endless.

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  5. Cute idea. But, I wanna' know where you got those framed botanical prints in background of the video. :)

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    1. Great question Stephanie. They are my favorite decoration EVER. I wrote a blog post about them here: http://www.thecraftpatchblog.com/2015/05/botanical-photo-grid.html The art itself is a free download and I included a link to it in the post. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Awsome simplease ideas. Thanks have to try these. Thanestled for sharing. CAROLYN swank.

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  7. Is the base wood slice the same size as the largest wood slice or the middle wood slice? I want to get the correct size to make sure this will be stable.

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    1. The base is the same size as the largest wood slice (about 11"), but it's a bit more of an oval and is thinner. Hope that helps!

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  8. How much would you say this cost to make?

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    1. Well, that depends. I broke my own rule and bought the wood slices when they weren't on sale. I think it was about $45. But if you wait until the wood is on sale, it would be half that.

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    2. You can always use a coupon at Joann Fabrics. Right now there is a 60% off one item until 10/21/17

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    3. Yes! I always try to use a coupon for at least one thing. All wood slices were 50% off last week at Hobby Lobby, so if I had waited until then, I would have saved a bunch.

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  9. What did you use for the "stem"?

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    1. My husband carved it out of wood to look like a pumpkin stem because we didn't grow any pumpkins in our garden this year. But you could use a stick or a real pumpkin stem.

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  10. This project is SO clever and cute! I don't often comment on people's blogs,
    but I just wanted to let you know that I think your idea is really brilliant!
    Congrats! :) Starr D.

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    1. Thank you Starr! It means a lot to me that you would take the time to comment. I sure appreciate the kindness!

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  11. I wonder if you could use real wood? We are in the process of taking down a tree and boy could I use all that wood :)

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    1. You could definitely cut the wood yourself as long as you have the right tools.

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  12. I didnt use slab bought wood. We went out in my mom backyard and cut it out of wood she had ready for burning. We made a top hat also. Didnt cost me hardly anything to make. Just paint ribbon

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  13. How thick is your dowel to put the wood pieces together? My husband thinks the wood will split. The one I just got for it is 1/4 inch thick. I can return it and get another if I need to, just wondering what you did!

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    1. I bought the super thick wood slices and used 3/4 inch dowels with a 3/4 inch drill bit. Make sure the bit is sharp (not super old and worn down) or it will split the wood, then just go really slowly and you should be okay. Good luck Amber and let me know how it turns out!

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  14. What a cute idea! And a space saver with two decorations in one!

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    1. I'm excited about that part. Less to store the rest of the year!

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  15. Where did you buy the dowels from ?

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    1. They have them at Hobby Lobby in the wood crafting aisle.

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  16. What size hat did you use? Hobby Lobby has 2", 3.25" & 5".

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  17. I am in the process of making this, I love the idea. I am using wood from our wood shed, my husband used his chainsaw to cut the slices ;) Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

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    1. Yay Tricia! I am so glad you're making it. Isn't it fun to create?

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    2. Oh, and if you send me a picture of your finished craft, I'll share it on my Facebook page! Thanks Tricia!

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  18. Love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing. Just have a question, I wanted to put this outside, but I'm having a hard time thinking about how to keep the hat from blowing off...any suggestions?

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    1. Hmm... maybe a dab of hot glue? Just enough to keep the hat on but easy to peel off later? Or the blue sticky tack poster stuff?

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  19. Love this!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have my little pumpkin man out all Fall and just finished the snowman side today. Merry Christmas! I pinned the hat on and learned today that hot glue comes off with Isopropyl Alcohol and a cotton swab.

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  20. How did you get the paint to be a perfect circle and leave some of the wood showing?

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    1. I just painted it on freehand. If you want perfect circles, try using a compass or trace around a plate or other round object with a pencil.

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