They are NOT wood. I printed the words on light brown cardstock and then rubbed my dark brown ink pad over each one to similate wood grain and give it a bit of a distressed look. When we are finished with them, I may frame one for my house.
For the centerpieces, we cut small branches from pine trees and layed them flat and then placed a chunky candle in the center with red berries & pine cones stuck in here and there. I wish I had taken a picture of them. I'll get pictures during the celebration in the morning (Lord willing - we're supposed to get dumped on with a bunch of snow tonight).