Changing the size of the pattern gives you endless variations with these designs
The obvious uses for these patterns are ornaments or gift tag holders, but there are a variety of other possibilities.
-Enlarge the pattern, cut it out of plywood, and add holiday lights as a window decoration.
-Make the pattern very large, cut it out of exterior plywood, and place it in your yard.
-Add supports to the back and put a candle behind it to cast interesting shadows.
Step 1: Copy the pattern. Attach it to the wood, using your method of choice.
Step 2: Drill blade-entry holes. For the interior detail cuts, use a drill bit just large enough to feed the #3 blade, or your blade of choice, through.
Step 3: Cut the inside fretwork. Use the #3 blade or your blade of choice. Start in the center, and work our way out. Do the more delicate areas first.
Step 4: Cut the outline of the ornaments. Use a #5 blade or your blade of choice.
Step 5: Sand off any rough edges or burrs left by the cutting.
Step 6: Apply your finish of choice. After the finish dries, spray the entire project with clear lacquer.
Click the article attachment to download the patterns for this project.