Tree Coin Necklaces: Beautiful All Natural Jewelry

I rubbed mineral oil on this one. As you can see it darkens the wood.

Tree coin necklaces are so pretty yet are very easy to make. I call them tree coin necklaces because they are disk shaped pieces of wood cut from tree branches. Children will need to have parents do the prep work on this project but will enjoy putting the necklaces together and decorating them.

How to:

Coin shaped pieces are cut from tree branches. I use a miter saw to do this job. If you want to make many coin pieces of the same thickness, clamp a piece of wood onto the saw leaving the desired distance from the cut.

A hole is drilled into the “coins”. Place a scrap board underneath your coin while drilling to protect the surface you are working on or place the “coin” in a vice while drilling.

Use string, yarn or ribbon to tie around the neck.

They are lovely plain (I love the circular wood grain) or you can decorate with stamps or personalize with a “green” message.

2 thoughts on “Tree Coin Necklaces: Beautiful All Natural Jewelry

  1. marylea

    Thank you for this simple tutorial! We have a collection of tree branches saved for my hubby to cut this weekend and we were brainstorming the best way to make coins out of some of them (we’re also making tree blocks) I love the idea to clamp a piece of wood to the saw — genius! Thank you!!

    My girls are enjoying all of your photos of critters you’ve found on your nature adventures.

    fondly,

    pink and green mama
    MaryLea

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