Patterns

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Jointed Pirate Ornament

Wire joints let these ornaments dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this pirate and his angel friend, that move. Wire joints and a pull cord make this easy.   Making the Pirate Step 1: Transfer […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Sleigh Centerpiece

Sleigh Centerpiece

Simple parts and construction allow you to put this sled together in an afternoon By Sue Mey Cut by Leldon Maxcy   Dress your holiday table up with this simple but attractive sled. The shapes are easy to cut, and you can stack-cut the runners. (For more on stack cutting, […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects
Jointed Angel Ornament

Jointed Angel Ornament

Wire joints let this ornament dance and play By Ruth Chopp   Why do ornaments have to just hang on the tree? I prefer ornaments, like this angel and her pirate friend, that can move. Wire joints add motion, and the easy beaded decoration is sure to catch the light. […]

by September 6, 2017 Patterns, Projects, Uncategorized
Autumn Leaves Coasters

Autumn Leaves Coasters

Layered inlay coasters made with angled cuts  By Gary MacKay   The beauty of these attractive inlay coasters is that each one requires only three cuts. You can create an entire set in an afternoon. They make great gifts or craft show items. Living near the woods, I have raked […]

by August 30, 2017 Patterns, Projects
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