WoodChipDecor

Fun and Colourful Handcrafted Wood Decor

Ottawa, Canada On Etsy since 2017

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Multiple buyers came back to this shop for an additional purchase in the past 6 months.

WoodChipDecor

Fun and Colourful Handcrafted Wood Decor

Ottawa, Canada | 906 Sales

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Announcement    Wood Chip Decor is still working and dispatching items in these difficult times!
As a small company, we are uniquely able to self-isolate while also being able to make and dispatch. And with a bit of extra time on our hands, we have time for new ideas to come to life. So get ready for new and exciting decor to come!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 21, 2020

Wood Chip Decor is still working and dispatching items in these difficult times!
As a small company, we are uniquely able to self-isolate while also being able to make and dispatch. And with a bit of extra time on our hands, we have time for new ideas to come to life. So get ready for new and exciting decor to come!

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Liz Wood Chip

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About WoodChipDecor

Sales 906
On Etsy since 2017

Hi, I'm Liz, I've been making in one way or an other for most my life, mainly with wood.

The wood chips have taken a number of twists and turns. It started off just me working out of my parent’s basement shop. More just messing around with fun projects but a small idea of what if I could do this for a living. Then my friend Em joined in. We started by making a sign she wanted and she showed her boss. Next thing we knew her boss was encouraging us to join a craft fair they had at her work that was a month away. We had one sign, not one type of sign, one sign. We had a month…. to make EVERYTHING! So we did, but if we were going to make a few for one show why not do a few shows right. How hard could this be….. We survived the first Christmas craft seasons and thought why not do that again.

After that show season my husband and I bought an old farm house with a super cute log cabin in the back. I use super cute loosely, it needed a lot of work but it became my workshop. The “beautiful” and “cute” log cabin needed help. A main supporting wall had been removed, the insulation was a pile of bio hazard at the bottom of the wall behind the drywall, every wire but the main power line had been chewed, the roof leaked, the roof was not insulated, the extension on the side was slowly rotting away, oh and a family of raccoons was living inside. So after not “making” for over 8 months while I made this little shop a home for the wood chips we did another Christmas craft show season.

In 2019, after our second Christmas craft show season, we started to take this a bit more seriously. We designed new products, did floating shelf orders almost every month, got our products in a few local shop, got a new website, cleaned up our branding, and signed up for much bigger show for the 2019 Christmas season. It was a lot of work but I loved it. The making, the shows, the customers who choose to perches our products to decorate their homes it was a rush or excitement for me!

Em however was not enjoying it like I was. Although she liked the designing she realized she kind of fell into this unintentionally. So we decided she would move on to other adventures at the end of the year, and I would go back to a solo wood chip.

I tossed ideas around trying to find my creative voice and the new voice and direction for the wood chips. Then looking around I realized what I surrounded myself with. From my bold stenciled painted floors in the house to the hexagon walls and wood cookie wall in the shop and many other example form the past; I loved color and partner and woodworking. So with the help of my woodworking skills and venturing off in to the world of laser cutter designs I found a new path. Only thing is now that I found this path I have so many ideas and I want to make them all!!

Shop members

  • Liz Wood Chip

    Owner, Woodworker, Designer

    Hi! I'm Liz, I have a carpentry background and a shop full of tools in the Ottawa valley and I'm always covered in sand dust sprinkling it where ever I go.

  • Dan my husband

    Loader, Unload-er, Mover

    Sometime he thinks I'm a bit nuts but he love me. Sometimes he gets roped into being my muscle and he learns to hide better the next time. But no matter what he is always supportive.

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Last updated on Mar 1, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Can I pick up my item in person since I live near Ottawa, ON, Canada?

Yes! To avoid shipping charges, use coupon code OTTAWAFRIENDS at checkout. Please send me a message to arrange pick up!

Wholesale availability

Yes, I do sell wholesale to shops and boutiques. Please send me a message for more information.

Pleas check your address carefully before ordering!!!!

Due to a lot of my items being set to free shipping I can only send them for free once. If you miss type your address or it gets auto-filled wrong and the item gets returned you will have to pay for shipping it to the correct address.