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Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

Betty Padden’s Carved Christmas Spectacular

This enchanted village has so many amazing details, you’ll forget it’s a tree stand By Kaylee Schofield A distinguished carver for over 35 years, Betty Padden has made a name for herself with a signature style that is nothing short of fantastical. Her designs marry an organic, often unsanded texture […]

by October 18, 2018 Holiday Carving
Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Gold-Tooth Santa Ornament

Hate coloring your carvings? Ease into painting with a pattern and some simple tips By Carol Leavy (Get a second Santa pattern and see the full painting tutorial in Woodcarving Illustrated Winter 2018, Issue #85.) I love to carve Santas and get many questions about how I paint my carvings. I […]

by October 17, 2018 Holiday Carving, News
Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Quick and Cute Christmas Tree

Transform a basswood egg into a simple tree just in time for Christmas By Lori Dickie   You should be able to carve this fun, cute, and quick Christmas tree almost as fast as you drew the pattern onto the turned Santa egg. Carving the Tree While carving it from […]

by December 12, 2017 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects, Whittling
Realistic Santa Carvings

Realistic Santa Carvings

Intricate details and interesting poses add life to these realistic Santa carvings  By Dylan Goodson With any carving, it’s important to get the overall anatomy correct. But for me, the fun comes when it’s time to add details. I prefer realistic carvings because I can really add as much detail […]

by October 25, 2017 Features, Holiday Carving
The Votes are in for the Fourth People’s Choice Contest 2016

The Votes are in for the Fourth People’s Choice Contest 2016

Meet the winners of the final 2016 People’s Choice Contest Congratulations to the winners of the fourth 2016 People’s Choice Contest! The fourth category, announced last spring, was Ornaments: Painted and Unpainted. The entries we received all showed joy for the holiday season. We’ll be talking to some of these […]

by November 2, 2016 Contests
Cowboy Hat Ornament

Cowboy Hat Ornament

Power-carve a perfect hat ornament in a few hours By Keoma McCaffrey This cowboy hat ornament will look great on your Christmas tree. Download the step-by-step article and and pattern below.   Materials: • Pine, 23/4″ x 21/2″ x 11/2″ (70mm x 64mm x 38mm) • Sanding sponge: medium/fine grit […]

by November 27, 2015 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Ornaments with Attitude

Ornaments with Attitude

By Bob Yancey This year, I had a lot of fun adding faces to traditional Christmas objects, like stockings and candles. I made sure to give these caricatures some attitude! With a little pen work, it’s easy to customize these pieces with names, dates, or funny sayings. Carving the Ornaments […]

by November 25, 2014 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Caricature Santa Bonus Pattern

Comical Claus wears his “day after” outfit By Don Dearolf and Jack Kochan Don Dearolf offers this comical take on what Santa would wear the day after Christmas. We’ve included patterns for the one Don carved as well as a pattern based on a Santa long-time illustrator Jack Kochan carved […]

by November 2, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

Double-Sided Holiday Ornament

                  Ingenious Turkey/Santa ornament is a real attention getter By Glenn Stewart I carved this turkey one autumn for a fun project. A few weeks later, I was carving Santa faces on different things, like clothespins and pencils. The turkey was close by, […]

by August 21, 2013 Fall Carving, Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects
Holiday Head-Start Articles

Holiday Head-Start Articles

A collection of holiday articles to give you a leg up on hand-made gifts. We know not everyone has been a subscriber from the beginning, so we’ve gone through out back issues and pulled out a few of our favorite holiday projects to give you a head start to make […]

by July 8, 2013 Holiday Carving, Patterns & Projects