Patterns / Winter Scrolling

Handmade Mistletoe


Pattern by Jacob Fowler
Instructions and cutting by Wayne Fowler

Show someone special you care with a carefully cut spray of mistletoe. As shown, this pattern can be used as a decoration around the house. Reduce the pattern to roughly 75% of its size to make Christmas ornaments for gifts or craft sales. Using 1/4″ (6mm)-thick wood, you should be able to stack-cut two and possibly three ornaments comfortably.

If you like to color wood, you could shade the ribbon at the top red and the berries at the bottom white; I prefer natural wood colors.

The hole at the top is intended for attaching ribbon or fishing line to hang the project. Adjust the size of the hole as needed for your hanging material.




  • Oak, cherry, or apple, 1/4″ (6mm) thick: plaque, 6 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ (16.5cm x 26.7cm); ornament (reduce pattern to 75%), 4 1/2″ (11.5cm) square
  • Spray adhesive: temporary-bond
  • Sandpaper: 120, 180, and 220 grits
  • Finish
  • Saw-tooth hanger or ribbon


  • Blades: #3 reverse-tooth
  • Drill press with small-diameter drill bit


Click here to download the mistletoe pattern.


woodworkers-pattern-bookWoodworker’s Pattern Book, a collection of scroll saw animal portrait patterns by Jacob and Wayne Fowler, will be available in December. Look for it at your local retailer or order online from Fox Chapel Publishing.