Christmas is one of the biggest holidays of the year, and decorations are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Christmas is a perfect opportunity for you to show off your wood working skills and a great time to practice your art. There are many projects that one can do for the Christmas season, and it’s probably difficult for you to choose the right projects for you. It’s never too early to start working on your Christmas woodworking projects. The earlier you start on your projects, the more you’ll have by time the season starts and the more sure you will be that they will be done by time Christmas comes.
1. Yard Decorations.
Yard decorations are great for a few reasons, you can show off your woodworking to neighbors and passersby. Using large pieces of plywood are great for drawing large snowman, Santa, reindeer, elf, or any one else you really want in your yard. Just cut them out and paint them. To make them resistant to weather add some stain and attach wooden stakes so you can plant them in your yard.
A classic Christmas decoration that many people have in their homes and yards when the seasons come along is a manger. Wooden mangers can be made in all sizes and they can be set in many different areas of your home. If you are choosing to place your manger outside cedar is a great choice and it will create a weathered look as time goes, which will make it look more realistic. Also, so that passersby can see the baby Jesus in the manger, it’s a good idea to make it with cut wooden slats.
3. Christmas Card Display.
Every holiday friends and families exchange Christmas cards to spread cheer to one another and many cards you get are decorated, maybe you want to show them off to people who come into the home. A Christmas card tree is a great way to do just that. All you need to do is attach cut wooden dowels to different lengths to a single ribbon. The cards attach to the dowels and your tree can be hung on the wall. It makes a great entrance decoration.
Making personalized ornaments for the whole family makes great gifts. Ornaments can be made into whatever you’d like them to be. You can make traditional ornaments that are round or carved into fun Christmas shapes. Or you can make ornaments into shapes that show what type of activities they like to do with their name carved into them. Use a wood-engraving pen to add any names or patterns into the ornaments.
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Source by Ryan H Peterson