Fall Carving

Pumpkin Man

Pumpkin Man

Quick-carve decoration looks great in any size By Donna Thomas As part of my annual Halloween carving projects one year, I developed a jointed pumpkin man. I use a larger version as a home decoration, but you can also reduce the pattern by at least 50% and make a pin […]

Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

Carving a Rustic Welcome Sign

The perfect sign project for beginners that looks great embellished with gold leaf By Vernon DePauw The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. Rather than carving down the entire surface of the sign, carve and attach the pineapple separately. Making the Sign Determine the size you […]

Carving a Mummy

Carving a Mummy

Fun and festive Halloween figure is easy to carve By Cyndi Joslyn Here’s a fun figure to decorate a tabletop or any surface you like. You can easily carve it in a few hours using just a few tools. It’s just as easy to paint. CLICK HERE to download the […]

by October 10, 2017 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Autumn Mouse Relief Carving

Autumn Mouse Relief Carving

Get started with your fall decorating with this fanciful relief carving pattern By Lora S. Irish This clever little critter is planning ahead for winter. Rummaging through the oak leaves, he’s picking up acorns and storing them away. Use this adorable pattern to decorate anything–and carve it in a few […]

by October 6, 2017 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire

Lundy Cupp carves amazing portraits in pumpkins By Taylor Calta Lundy Cupp accidentally discovered his talent for carving in 2005. “I was relaxing in the woods at my fire pit one evening, winding down from the stress of being a criminal fraud investigator, and picked up a piece of wood […]

by September 23, 2016 Fall Carving, Features
Tiny Fall Leaf Tiles

Tiny Fall Leaf Tiles

By Cyndi Joslyn These little relief carvings are surprisingly simple to carve and paint. They make an ideal project for beginners and are a lovely diversion from more advanced projects. I originally intended to use the tiles as a border on a turned wooden bowl, but the more I worked […]

by August 30, 2016 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Custom Candy Dishes

Custom Candy Dishes

Create these candy dishes for carved or real candy By Jack Proseilo One way to show off your carving skills is with seasonal candy dishes. These easy-to-carve designs can easily be completed in a weekend. Cut around the perimeter, hollow the inside using your tools of choice, and carve as […]

Welcome Sign

Welcome Sign

Add a warm welcome to your seasonal signs By Betty Padden   This scroll-style sign looks great by itself, but can also add a warm welcome to your choice of seasonal banners. You could also change it up by typing your address or another message in a word processing program […]

Carving a Pumpkin Sign

Carving a Pumpkin Sign

  In Woodcarving Illustrated Fall 2014 (Issue 68), Betty Padden demonstrated how to paint pumpkins with latex paints. In order to paint the carving exactly as Betty did, we’ve provided a downloadable pdf with step-by-step photos of how to carve the pumpkins and the pumpkin pattern.   Materials: Pine, 2″ (51mm) thick: 8 […]

by May 25, 2016 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects
Spooky Halloween House

Spooky Halloween House

Adding scenery and a sky gives a bark house a whole new look By Bob Hershey One of my favorite things to carve is a themed bark house. Over the years I’ve created houses for Christmas, July 4th, and Thanksgiving, but my favorite houses are for Halloween. Cottonwood bark lends itself especially well to an eerie Halloween look. […]

by October 6, 2015 Fall Carving, Patterns & Projects