Look at how cute my tree slice looks all styled up as a candle holder!
Do you remember when this happened? This is a result of a storm like that one. I asked the nice man with the chain saw to "slice" off a few pieces of a fallen tree for me before he tossed it all in the chipper. I dried them out in the kiln and then sanded the "h-e-double hockey sticks out of them. After they were thoroughly sanded, I used mineral oil on the tops, to seal them and prepare them for use.
These slices are from a Linden Tree. I just love how pronounced the growth rings are on them. I have some maple slices from another storm waiting to be sanded and you can barely see the growth rings. I am curious how they will look after they are sanded. Don't worry, I will report back on that project!
The candles look really cute on the wood slice, but it seemed a little blah to me. There is not enough contrast between the color of the candles and the color of the wood.
So I picked some herbs from the garden to add some interest and some color. This is oregano in the front and I have parsley on the left and lemon balm on the right. So pretty and so fragrant!
I also use these slices weekly to serve cheese and dried meat and salami!
Would you ever use a piece of a tree in your home? If you are thinking about bugs, drying them in the kiln puts and end to any creatures. RIP creatures!