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karenmc
« on: February 05, 2008 12:39:50 PM »

Hello,

Do any of you own a band saw? If so here's a cute wood craft that makes a beautiful table top decoration for Christmas. I need to do a few more posts before I can add in photos, but the complete tutorial and completed photo can be found here:


Below are the step by step instructions.

Things Needed:

1/2 inch scrap pieces of wood
1/4 inch scrap pieces of wood
paints and paintbrush
3 tea lights (or as many as desired)
wood glue
band saw

1.  Begin this Christmas wood craft by cutting out a base with the band saw, using the 1/2 inch thich wood.  Make the base any size you choose.  Oval, irregular shapes work best.  Then, paint the base white like snow and allow it to dry.


2.  Next, cut out triangles for the trees, using the 1/2 inch thick wood. Once you have the triangles cut, work with each one, cutting out notches for the branches. Make a few different sizes, then paint them green.  They came be decorated by splattering white paint on them, to look like snow, as shown here.  Some could also be decorated with ornaments.  This can easily be done by dipping the blunt end of a paint brush (or a cotton swab) into colorful paints and making "dots" on the tree.  Trees could also be decorated using glitter or sequins.  Get creative!  This is the fun part.




3.  The 1/4 inch thick wood can be used to make accessories to the winter scene.  Try cutting out a snowman and a little sign, and paint them.



4.  Next, assemble all the trees on top of the wooden base, and secure with wood glue.  Allow this to dry well overnight.  Place a few tea lights around the base for a beautiful effect.

Thanks for looking!

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ninjanator
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 08:08:13 PM »

this is so cute Smiley thanks for the tute ^^
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008 09:32:09 AM »

that is so cute!!!!!   i have to make it for my b/f's parents!!!  although i think i'm going to cheat and use pre-cut outs from michaels or something.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2009 03:15:11 PM »

I did the same thing last year for xmas, except i just bought all my supplies at a craft store to make it easier (that and I don't have a saw).  I bought a wooden plaque for the bottom, pre cut wooden trees, and wooden beads for the snowman.
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