Sunday, January 5, 2014
Maple Christmas Decorations
I made 9 of these Christmas sets that I gave as gifts! I drew up the patterns, cut them with the band saw from maple (1/2 inch wide), machine sanded, hand sanded, sealed, sanded, painted, painted, painted... and varnished!
On the bottom of the reindeer I put the year, which is something I always love to see on my own Christmas ornaments when it comes time to decorate!
They may not look it, but these little wooden figures do take quite a bit of time. And I think it's so worth it! I love how they turned out! I even really enjoy the process. I always find it amazing when something you think up in your head materializes in person just as you pictured!
Perhaps by next Christmas I'll have an Etsy shop up and going where I can try to sell some of these sets! (I also think I should make a set for myself; I miss them!)