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!

Wood Slices
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:
Wood Slice Craft Supplies
  • 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.
Wood Slice Crafts
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.
Wood Snowman Tutorial

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.

Wood Rounds
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.
Snowman Craft
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.


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


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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!
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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.


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

    • 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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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