Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Update: Christmas ornaments

My first Santa ornament is done, as is the first Cabin-in-the-woods ornament for this year. I finished the Santa with linseed oil, acrylic paint, and some clear spray finish. The Cabin ornament is left more natural, with only a little paint and some clear coat on the trees and snow.

A brass eyelet is screwed into the ornaments' tops, where I'll eventually tie some ribbon to hang them by. Both are carved from wooden hobby eggs.

I have a few more of these on deck for Christmastime, as well as some other ornaments and hand-carved gifts. I'll make sure to post more pics when I can. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. John,
    Kind of reminds me a little of something I did as a kid. We would take a potato, carve a face on it, and let it dry next to the furnace. After a couple of weeks, it looked like a shrunken head! Totally cool to take to school and gross the girls out with. LOL

    Nicely executed carving, an heirloom in the making!

    Best Regards,
    Albert A Rasch
    A Chronicles' project: Building a Pirogue

  2. Shrunken potato heads. That sounds amazing!

  3. As a carver, you could probably execute the design beautifuly. You should give it a try, if foe no other reason than to say you did!

    (And it so seriously does look like a shrunken head!)

    Best Regards,
    Albert Rasch™
    Veteran Paints Lures in Smokin' Hot Colors!