Spending your time for your hobby and creating beautiful, useful and cozy things are awesome. And in this blog we want to share with you about how to carve a Christmas tree out of wood.
How to carve a Christmas tree out of wood?
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 an egg will speed up the process, you could easily start with a rectangular piece of wood. Trace the outline of the pattern onto the blank, cut off the excess, and round the corners to make the tree shape. If you start with a Santa egg, carve off the ring that’s intended for the hat trim to create a soft cone-shaped blank. Then, draw the branches, make stop cuts along the branches, and carve up to the stop cuts to separate the boughs of the branches. Go back and add some individual branch texture with a micro V-tool. Use a woodburner with a writing tip to remove any fuzzies from under the boughs of branches.
Painting the tree
Paint the entire tree with green acrylic paint. When the paint is dry, dry-brush a few accents onto the edges of the boughs and the top of the tree with white acrylic paint. After the paint is dry, seal the carving with matte varnish.
- Basswood: small #2 size (1-3/4″ x 3-5/8″, or 4.4cm x 9.2cm)
- Graphite paper
- Acrylic paint green and white
- Varnish: matte
- Carving knife
- Woodburner with writing tip
- Micro (2mm) V-tool