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.
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)
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!