Easy Techniques for 23 Patterns in Wood

Get inspired to create a wonderful collection of handmade holiday decorations for a child or grandchild to treasure. Popular woodcarving teacher and author Betty Padden shows how to carve memorable ornaments to keep or give to family and friends. Imagine a tree decorated with your own beautifully carved angels, elves, polar bears, poinsettias, and more.

Get inspired to create a wonderful collection of handmade holiday decorations for a child or grandchild to treasure. Popular woodcarving teacher and author Betty Padden shows how to carve memorable ornaments to keep or give to family and friends.

Imagine a tree decorated with your own beautifully carved angels, elves, polar bears, poinsettias, and more. You re sure to have a merry carving experience with these fun projects, color photographs, and original patterns.

Step-by-step projects are divided into three categories beginning, intermediate, and advanced. A special section on painting covers basic concepts of blending, highlighting and shading, so that even a novice can get great results.

The best ornaments on the holiday tree are always those that are handmade. Giving these hand-carved Christmas ornaments will be almost as much fun as making them!