Patterns

Soaring Eagle Fretwork Set

Soaring Eagle Fretwork Set

Celebrate the beauty of nature with these stunning portraits By Charles Dearing Capture the grace and majesty of eagles in flight with these beautiful portraits. My secret for cutting the frets is to use a spiral blade, which cuts in all directions and makes it easy to create the small […]

by August 16, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Festive Jack-O-Lanterns

Festive Jack-O-Lanterns

Craft a quick and easy Halloween decoration with this clever candle holder by Lora S. Irish Cut by John Martin This whimsical pumpkin trio can be used in a number of ways. You can add a base and a tea light for an instant shadow-caster, cut them out of paper […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Witch’s Brew Layerscape

Witch’s Brew Layerscape

Multiple layers add depth and dimension to this spooky Halloween scene by Lora S. Irish Cut by David Penman Even beginners can achieve striking results by breaking this project down into three layers. Experiment with different finishing techniques for a unique portrait. Start by cutting the wood to size. Depending on the thickness of the wood […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Making Halloween Luminaries

Making Halloween Luminaries

Spooky Halloween decorations nest together for easy storage by Gloria Cosgrove Cut by Dale Helgerson   Welcome trick-or-treaters to your home with these fun luminaries. They look fantastic leading the way up the front steps or nestled among pumpkins and Indian corn. Use an acrylic backing board behind the scenes […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Rattlin’ Bones

Rattlin’ Bones

Spirited skeletons have rubber-band joints and interchangeable heads By William Berry These dangling skeletons make great Halloween decorations for your door or window. Hang them on your front porch to greet trick-or-treaters as they rattle in the wind. Interchangeable skulls add to the fun, and children can get involved by […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Pumpkin Candle Tray

Pumpkin Candle Tray

Turn any candle into a seasonal decoration with this tray set By Sheila Landry This pretty tray protects your table and adds to the festive atmosphere. The candle charms also look great hanging from a wreath, a doorknot, or packages. I like to accent the hardwood tray with autumn colors.I used a […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Ghost Goodie Holders

Ghost Goodie Holders

Quick & easy pedestals add a spooky touch to any treat By Paul Meisel Display candy, cookies, a bowl of Halloween treats, or even a candle on one of these friendly ghost pedestals. Both projects are similar in construction and assembly.   Getting Started The bat, hand, and base are […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Filigree Fretwork Pumpkins

Filigree Fretwork Pumpkins

Size these swirling designs to make ornaments, plaques, window hangings, trivets, and more!  By Keith Fenton These challenging filigree ornaments make great decorations for this Halloween season. If you don’t feel confident cutting them ornament-size, enlarge the patterns as desired to make window hangings or wall plaques.   Making the […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Skeleton Coffin Box

Skeleton Coffin Box

Fill this creepy coffin with treats for a one-of-a-kind Halloween gift By Sue Mey Open this creepy candy box if you dare, because taking the last piece of candy exposes a sinister surprise! Make this decorative box as large or as small as you like. If you decide to make it deeper, use […]

by August 1, 2017 Halloween, Patterns
Sunset Segmentation

Sunset Segmentation

Use inexpensive wood and a little paint to create a scenic landscape By Frank Droege Because the pieces easily fit back together, this project is a breeze to cut and paint. You can complete the landscape scene in an afternoon. Cutting the Scene Cut the wood blank and backing board to […]

by June 2, 2017 Patterns