Christmas Ornaments

I know it seems a little early, but I’m trying to get a head start on holiday painting. I cut these 3″ x 5″ ornaments from 1/8″ plywood and painted simple little Christmas trees on them.

A short piece of jute twine, for hanging, finished them off. Pretty sure I’ll be painting lots of these between now and Christmas.

Here’s a rogue one painted with a little different design.

Now to cut out lots more of these!

Pumpkin Door Hanger

I want blank door hangers that are different from the stock ones you buy in stores and online, so I’m drawing my own and making poster board templates.

Hmmm…can you guess what I’ll be painting next???

I’ll be enlarging this template and getting out the jigsaw today. Can’t wait to paint this one!

Jigsaws Rock!

Today I decided to enlarge my “Ol Blue With Pumpkins” pattern and cut it out of 1/4″ plywood. It’s been awhile since I used a jigsaw, but I pulled it out, hoping I wouldn’t make a total mess of things.

I was alone in the studio and a little nervous, wondering if I should wait until someone was around, you know, in case I cut off a finger or something. I decided to go for it. After all, I would think a jigsaw is one of the safest saws to use for something like this. At least that’s what I told myself.

Thankfully, all went well and I love how the cutout looks after I painted it. I’ll be posting some of these in My Shop soon and they’ll be available at Back 40 Pumpkin Patch, locally.

Now I’m excited to make more!